Rising early isn’t my greatest strength but recently, I packed the photo backpack in the evening thinking that, if I’d wake up early, I would head out to nearby Lake Hodges, which is just a 10 minute drive, and walk up to “that hill” overlooking the lake.
Mud Play (2)
These detail photos of drying and cracking mud were made before and after I made the photo of the Amargosa River itself that I showed in the previous post. Maybe it’s a bit wishful thinking that three images each do work, with last light and twilight, respectively, but I think they’re different enough to justify showing them. (I have no idea how the relatively even stripes in the third photo might have formed!)
Water In The Desert (1)
After our Desolation Canyon hike, we had our lunch sandwiches and thought about what we’d do with the rest of the afternoon. The idea to re-visit the area of Salt Creek came to mind, but we found the road closed due to damage from flash flooding that occurred with the summer’s monsoon storms in 2022.
Sunrise at Zabriskie Point
It’s in the visitor guide for Death Valley National Park: Zabriskie Point is “a spectacular spot for sunrise” — one really does have to experience it at least once… even if it means pretty much guaranteed crowds on the Sunday morning of a long weekend. :)
Here’s To Clear Skies
In landscape photography, epic sunsets are often considered to be the ideal — clouds in the sky, ablaze in orange, pink, red, magenta, yellow. An empty clear sky is frowned upon as boring but guess what… I beg to differ. ;)
The Desert, Oh My…
Sunday, Shuwen and I finally made it out east and into the desert. I was debating whether we should go to Borrego Springs to take a look at the general area of Little Clark (Dry) Lake because I had heard of fields of Desert Sand Verbenas in bloom there, but in the end, the southern part had the bigger draw once more…