Truckee River Flume Ice
I hiked down to photograph one of the several flumes that follow the Truckee River through the canyon between Truckee and Verdi during deep winter. After many very cold days the water that continually leaks out of the flume freezes into incredible icicles and ice sculptures. For years I have driven by on my way up or down the hill and finally I decided to hike down and photograph them. I choose to use HDR techniques to get the full range of detail in these shots. In recent years the flumes have been rebuilt and do not leak as much, making this site less spectacular.