Wednesday, September 27, 2023

My Photos At Liberty Bell Smart Home

Recently, I was asked by a friend to supply some of my photos on jump drives, for displaying as slideshows on high end TVs at his business. Liberty Bell Smart Home provides high end smart home and entertainment devices here in Truckee, California. They help home owners install and manage their entertainment, lighting, and security systems.

I thought I'd show off a few of my images on their TVs. This first TV is not your average television. The resolution is INCREDIBLE! You can't see any pixelization of my photos when you look at the images up close. But... I was told it is a $90,000 USD TV!!! I didn't even know those existed, lol. If you can afford it, they can install it. (Yes, there are some incredibly expensive homes here in the Tahoe area, and yes, those homeowners can afford this kind of a TV.)


This next TV is framed to look like a piece of art. I didn't get a photo of it, but when the TV is off, a rolled canvas painting drops down and covers the TV. What!?!? It was so cool and completely hid the big black tv. (That is another one of my photos on display.)


A business networking group that I'm in, called Mountain High BNI, has been meeting once a week in the Liberty Bell Smart Home theater. Yes, they install home theaters as well. It has been very enjoyable to put your feet up and enjoy the business presentations in luxurious style. The sound quality in this room is amazing!


Perhaps my favorite room at Liberty Bell is the bathroom. Yes, the bathroom... The mirror above the sink has a display that you can watch while taking care of business. Ha!!! The artwork on the wall is actually a high end speaker. Imagine watching the morning news while shaving or brushing your teeth. Also, the display can connect to your security system so you can see who is ringing your doorbell, and you can decide if you really need to pause what you are doing and answer it. Too cool! (And yes, that is another one of my photos on display in the mirror.)


Well, that's one of the things I've been up to lately. Thank you for looking and I hope you all have a great day!

Scott Thompson
Scott Shots Photography


Monday, September 18, 2023

New Donner Lake Sunset Photos

I recently had the opportunity to capture some stunning new Donner Lake sunset photos. It had been quite some time since I last took pictures of landscapes. Life has presented its fair share of challenges lately, with numerous changes to navigate. However, amidst all the chaos, there is a silver lining - I am moving into a brand new studio apartment conveniently located right across the street from this breathtaking location! After preparing myself a delicious dinner in my new pad, I noticed the sky transforming into a vibrant display of colors. Instead of driving for 15 minutes to reach my usual spot, I simply walked across the street with my gear. It only took me about 60 seconds to get there! During this time of year, these docks are frequently bustling with people, making it quite a task to find one that isn't occupied. However, in the evening and early morning, there are usually one or two docks available. In my spare time, I have also taken up fishing from these docks and even have the luxury of dragging my kayak across the street for a peaceful paddle. Living here truly is an incredible experience! As I settle into my new living situation, I am excited to have more opportunities to capture the beauty of Donner Lake and Lake Tahoe in my photographs. You can expect to see more of my work being shared soon.

The photo above, labeled A, was taken approximately three minutes before the photo below, labeled B. Both were captured using a Canon 5DSr camera and a 24-105mm lens.

I must admit, I am torn between these two shots. Photo A showcases vibrant orange clouds, while Photo B boasts pink clouds and showcases a silhouette of a pine tree in the foreground. Which one do you prefer?

Thank you for taking the time to view my photos. As mentioned earlier, I am eager to get back to shooting and sharing more of my work soon. I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Scott Thompson
Scott Shots Photography

(Blog post written by Scott Thompson, then enhanced by AI. Testing out AI performance)