travel

Walk to the Heart

I loved the seemingly heart-shaped hole in the rocks that we were heading toward as we walked on the Mobius Arch trail in the Alabama Hills last fall.


A Peek

Walking around in the Alabama Hills was fascinating not only for the memories of cowboy movies shot in these locations- but for the frequent views of Mt. Whitney just above the rock formations. This is a place I would like to visit again.


Death Valley Abstract

Sand and scrub


Rippled

Below is a detail shot from Zabriskie Point in Death Valley. I fell in love with the rippled landscape.


On the way to somewhere

Just a typical Death Valley scene- on the way to Zabriskie Point, I think.


282 Below

One of the must-do’s in Death Valley is to go to the lowest point in North America- Badwater Basin. It was hot, it was below sea level- and that was about it.

Lots of tourists!

 


Remembering Hot

In the cold of December. it is sometimes nice to reminisce about the hot days of summer. In this case, it was a hot day on the first of October- and it was Death Valley!


Photo Fun

I had some fun with Luminar and Topaz Glow creating this interpretation of Death Valley’s Zabriskie Point.


Yellow Glory

Spotted just off the road to Oatman in October. . .


Sleepy Burro

We almost thought this burro wasn’t real when we came upon him on our visit to Oatman, Arizona. The other burros were wandering the streets looking for food, but his guy was standing completely still and didn’t move when we approached. We soon realized he was nearly asleep! He made a great still life!


Zabriskie at Midday and No Clouds

On the way back to Arizona, we drove through Death Valley. This shot was taken from Zabriskie Point- love those undulations in the rock!


Once upon a time in Bodie . . .

Bodie looks a bit like a storybook town, and, when you wander over the acres and acres of this old ghost town, you can almost see the stories come to life.

 

 


Window Dressing

I loved photographing and editing this old window display in Bodie. I was in the mood for blues!


Corrugation

as seen in Bodie


Bodie

We took a day trip from Lone Pine to the famous ghost town, Bodie, which is now a state park. Bodie is interesting and fun for everyone, but is especially beloved by photographers. I was intrigued by the angles and shapes of the buildings contrasting with the almost cloudless skies that day- and had to force myself to take photos of some of the wonderful vintage items on display (those are usually my favorites). This is one shot of the shapes and angles of Bodie, but I edited it three ways for fun.