On the Road
Here are some road scenes in between the scenes we went to see. One nice thing about traveling in the desert southwest is that everything is scenery.
Restaurant Door in Cuba, New Mexico, where we stopped for coffee.
Shiprock (Or, Rock With Wings) near Shiprock, New Mexico.
Mountain Side near Mexican Hat that reminded me of a sand painting.
Church Rock, just across from the entrance to the Needles District of Canyonlands, is so named because some outfit started to hollow out the rock to create a sanctuary. To give you some perspective, the doorway you can see is 16 feet tall. For whatever reason, the project was never finished, but the name stuck.
Mexican Hat near Mexican Hat -- for Fishone0
Moab, Utah: Hwy 279
Gila Wilderness, New Mexico
Best of 2009 - Landscapes
Autumn Color I live 10 miles out of Escanaba, MI (in Michigan's U.P.). My wife and I went out in search of fall color. On this day, we drove about 40 miles and struggled to find color that did not seem washed out.
At the end of our journey, we went to a site on the Escanaba River that has a lot of potential for both sunrises and sunsets and came across this beautiful scene that reflected the rainbow of color on the river.
Landscapes of Black Diamond Mines
Colorado National Monument Park
Architecture of an Island
I have found that architecture can be alive, animate or inanimate, stone or sand, water or tree. Just the creation of an Island is a form of architecture in and of itself.
From the Sea Rises Up Pathways Vistas Rock Faces Grotos and Jungle Humans come along and inserts themselves into the process. Sugarmill1 Sugarmill2 Sugarmill3 Build around Me Build with Me Build over Me But in the end the architecture of an Island reverts back to itself and disappears into the Ocean's Edge
Is there Life After Death Valley - Part 2
As you know I headed up to Death Valley this weekend. I don't know why it took me 10 years but I am glad I got there. Death Valley is the size of the state of Delaware so you better be ready to drive. I put 944 miles on in 2 1/2 days so that will show you how much you drive. (That included there and back from my house) And make sure you have plenty of Gas but you can leave you cell phone home as they don't work here. So keep a bunch of Food in your car, unless you want to eat the people you went with when you breakdown.
Death Valley is the Hottest, Driest and Lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. So how do you explain this? DV1 or This? DV2 On my first days shoot I battled a wind chill of 8 degrees on the top of Augereberry point with 30 MPH winds.
But, I think we can believe it is the lowest DV3
So on day two I headed over to Badwater which is the Lowest Point in No. America. I know this cause DV4 and DV5. Now I showed you snow already but this is Not snow Not Snow It is Salt in the bottom of a Dry Lake Bed More not Snow
Yet More not snow So I had to stand in the Not Snow 666
Now when you look up behind you you see this sign on the Hillside Sign up thereThis is what is Says It says So I think we now know we are low, very low.
But it is dry here this year after last springs record rainfall in the desert, there has hardly been trace amounts this year. So how do you explain this: This
And just for the hell of it here is a Beehive Kiln that was used to make Charcoal many many years ago.
Tomorrow, maybe the end of this series or maybe just another one too if it is too many for one post :)