The Boat House

The Boat House

The Boat House


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While driving across Crystal Springs Lake on the way to Half Moon Bay via Hwy 92, this little boat house has always captured my attention. As a little kid I wondered about the dock and what purpose it served since you weren’t allowed anywhere near this lake. Crystal Springs Lake was created as an emergency water source for San Francisco in the event that “The Big One” caused enough catastrophic damage to the Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct that we couldn’t get fresh water.

So, no water skiing, fishing or rope swings are to found at this lake, but this solemn dock and boat house sit in solitude tucked into a little cove next to the highway. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to rip that little outboard around that lake on a cool morning when the water is glassy smooth…

HDR Info: 5 RAWs combined with Photomatix and spot corrected with Photoshop by layered exposure blending. Shot on a tripod.

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