A stroll in the desert
November 25, 2012 • 1 Comment
Last week, on an out of town assignment, an open day suddenly came up. Since I am not a gambling man, I got a rental car, a dozen bottles of Arrowhead sparkling water, two box of Clif Crunch, a thick jacket and my photographic gears, got out of the city straight to the Nevada desert. Did you see what I forgot there? A simple bottle of sunblock, yup remember that would have been nice...
It was quite a cold late fall day, and it makes a very nice hike. The only other problem that I had, other than forgetting the sunblock is that the car I rented just does not give me any confidence off road.
Here are a few images from the little 6 hours shotgun hikes and photographying.
This shot was made near the Red Rock Canyon. This mountain range just goes on and on, growing out from the desert.
I do not know the name of this peak (there are several of them). I made this image at almost 8000 ft somewhere at Mount Charleston.
Walking in the desert while getting thorns in my pants and fingers, I was taken by this view with this field of Joshua trees topping off with the sun ready to set. I recorded this a couple hundred yards along Lee Canyon Rd.
I would have stayed deep into the night for the Milky Way in the desert, but like I previously mentioned, my rental car did not give me that confidence. There are lights on the dashboard that should not be there... also, I met aand chatted with a couple of hunters looking for deers. I am from Texas, I know better.
Got back to civilization far away from the crosshairs.
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The lighting effects you captured are spectacular. Thank you, Shau Lin, for sharing.
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