A work trip was tacked on the end of a photo project since I was in the vicinity – if a two and a half hour drive counts as the vicinity! I found myself driving over the Donner Pass twice in one day. The first trip was early in the morning. Everything looked great in the early light but I had a place to be and so hanging around was not possible. However, on the return leg, I wasn’t under pressure to be anywhere (except the airport the following morning) so I was able to stop when I got to the area of Donner Lake. The sun was already going down and the moon coming up. Took me a short while to work that out since I was initially hoping the moon would stay up long enough for me to get there, only to realize which direction I was facing and it was only getting higher in the sky! Doh!
I did manage to get to see the lake with some light still on it as the shadows started to stretch across. A very pretty location although not one I think I did justice too. Another time perhaps. I suspect I will get to make that trip again before too long.
Make sure you shoot some cool trail action while you are there. Coming out of the tunnel.
This might work better.
The photo looking down the tunnel