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Accessibility from nearest trailhead or parking: Not accessible to the public
Comments: A long story entails of three french-speaking videographers bumping me out of my prime location. So I pull into the South Tufa parking lot and it's not too crowded, so I feel hopeful about finding a good spot to shoot. I head into the tufa and am surprised at how much higher the water level is than last time I was here. I can hardly recognize the new mini-shoreline. I edge along to the southern-most and northern-most corner and find a great spot behind a large wall of tufa. I settle in to wait for the sun to drop a bit. Time passes. I hear some french-speaking voices approaching. Someone is walking through the water straight for the tufa wall. Another guy comes the way I came, except at the last moment he jumps up on the tufa and drags a large metal case behind him. I let him know that you are not supposed to climb on the tufa. Perhaps he didn't see the sign at the entrance. A third guy arrives. They spend a lot of time banging their equipment and talking on the other side of the wall. I wait patiently for them to go away. To my great surprise, a video camera on a pod suddenly pokes around the side of the tufa wall. I sit there and ignore these baffoons. They start saying nasty things in English to make fun of me. Finally one of them asks in a real whining tone for me to move. I tell them I am shooting here and I was here first. The guy now decides to slog through the water over towards me and demand that I move. I decide that I cannot win against three men who seem to not care about the laws here. I move behind a further, smaller tufa and wait for them to leave. After a long time they lewave, but the I missed the sunset shot I was aiming for.
Photo info:Photographer: Erik Goetze Lens: 24mm Film: unknown Exposure: @f22
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