Sixteen

Tahoe Step Taxi

After we worked most of the day on my car, my dad took me for a flight to Lake Tahoe in the Seabee. The lake looked like a mirror and the clouds were something out of a fairytale. This photograph was made ON the lake¬†looking south off the shore of Incline Village Beach in Lake Tahoe. We were actually “step taxiing” at high speed so the hull of the seaplane is actually still in the water when this photo was snapped. This is the first exception I’ve made for my photo of the day project: I used the Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 rather than my Sigma 50mm f/1.4. The wide angle made for a much more interesting photo from the cockpit of the seaplane than the narrower 50mm.

The Seabee is an amphibious flying boat. My dad and I restored the 1947 aircraft over the course of six years. The majority of the plane was completely re-built or re-manufactured; everything from the interior to the instrument panel to the engine is brand new.

Exif Data:
Canon EOS 6D
Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 @ f/8.0
1/320th
ISO 100