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Tiger Bar | June Lake, CA

we always like to visit june lake when we spend time in mammoth.  after a morning of sledding, we ended up at the tiger bar for lunch.  pleasantly surprised and definitely hit the spot.  picture cozy cabin, pool table, bar, and a jukebox.

we ordered:

  • tiger burger
  • tiger chili
  • club sandwich
  • the blt

Tiger Bar June Lakes

the club is huge.  the plate pictured here is split (yep).  delicious! you will love the crispy bacon.  fries are battered and yum.

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bowl of chili was amazing.  great kick and plenty of cheese. if i dreamed of a chili, it might be this one.

Tiger Bar | June Lake

the burger was okay (according to our friends) and the blt was a winner.

Tiger Bar | June Lake

service is great! overall, perfect lunch spot.  wish we ordered some dessert!

Tiger Bar
2620 Hwy 158
June Lake, CA 93529

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By |February 18th, 2013|Food, Mammoth, Restaurants, Travel|0 Comments

Roberto’s Mexican Cafe | Mammoth Lakes, CA

kyle and his family have been going to mammoth ever since he was little (actually his dad has been going ever since he was a teenager).  so when they go to mammoth, a favorite is roberto’s.

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something worth mentioning is their margarita (cadillac) pitcher!  you gotta get this.  word of caution, it is really, really strong! you know, if you’re into that kind of thing.

  • food: you arent going to think “oh man, this is the greatest mexican food i’ve ever had” (especially all us lucky folks down in southern california) but it is tasty.  it’s great after a long day on the mountain or sledding! crunchy chips and salsa, hot burritos, fajitas, tacos, roberto’s has it all.
  • service:  always friendly!
  • parking: ample

Roberto’s Mexican Cafe
271 Old Mammoth Rd
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

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By |February 16th, 2013|Food, Mammoth, Restaurants, Travel|0 Comments

Mammoth in the Winter!

it’s a level 5 friday!! hope everyone is enjoying their friday!

so, this was our second time in mammoth during the winter (we are in the process of learning how to ski).  we definitely lucked out on the weather! (i love playing with my dslr in mammoth!)  here are some awesome shots during the weekend.

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have a good weekend!

By |February 15th, 2013|Friends, Life, Mammoth, Photography, Travel|0 Comments

Mammoth: Part Deux

hiked up duck pass trail with my awesome camera bag.  who needs water when you hike especially when you have a bag like this one? (hah. you dont see my face in this picture but i was dying).  a little bit of hiking, a little bit of fishing, a little bit of rowing…here are some pictures of mammoth through my lens. 

By |August 23rd, 2012|Mammoth, Photography, Travel|8 Comments

Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls

i am currently toggling two photography books: understanding exposure by bryan peterson and the digital photography book by scott kelby.  my overall thoughts of the two books:

  • understanding exposure is very informative and goes into detail about shutter speed, aperture, etc.  it also has amazing photos (which makes me realize that i might never take an awesome photo like any of the ones in this book).  it definitely is a must for beginners, who want to understand what is going on with your camera.  i have to admit that when i started reading this book, i was a little overwhelmed.  i recommend reading this book and going out and using your camera right after or else you it will go over your head. (4.5 stars. 229 reviews)
  • digital photography book – let me start by saying that scott kelby is hilarious.  this book is more of a tip book for photography beginners.  the author prefaces by saying that he gives you tips on how to get “the shot” and does not go into how it works mechanically.  i find this very useful since given the insight you get on what a photographer does, buys, needs, looks for, etc.  this book pushed me to invest in a good tripod and get rid of my old cheap one (best money spent, ever).  (4.5 stars. 803 reviews)

these are the two books that have the most reviews and recommendations on amazon.com (yes, i am a huge advocate).  since these two books had such positive feedback, i needed to buy and read both of them for myself!  i highly recommend both.  i think they work well together.

so one of the things mentioned in both books is how to take a picture of a waterfall.  enter: my canon t3i and mammoth lakes. i have been waiting 8 months to go to mammoth just to take these waterfall shots (which turned out to be MONEY). here is what i took away from both books on how to take these pictures:

  1. “shutter speed controls the effect of motion in your pictures”  to capture motion, use a slow shutter speed. to freeze motion, use a fast shutter speed. simple, huh?
  2. since you are trying to capture motion, you need a tripod to eliminate movement from your shaky hand.
  3. set the appropriate shutter speed and snap away.

Waterfalls

picture 1:  cotton effect.  lens 24-70mm. shutter speed: 1/10. f/22.  ISO 100.

picture 2: freezing motion. lens 24-70mm. shutter speed: 1/500. f/2.8. ISO 100.

i’ve been waiting so long to take these two shots.  i admit that i spent quite some time (a couple of hours) taking pictures of waterfalls.  dont worry, these are not the only two photos i have.  next post will be dedicated to time well spent on our hike up duck lake (we didnt make it all the way to duck lake because i spent too much time at the first waterfall i saw).

By |August 20th, 2012|Mammoth, Photography, Travel|0 Comments