Welcome to the all new website! I will be keeping you entertained here with short entries that tell the stories behind the journeys and photographs I have recently made.
My last outing was to the Owens Valley in eastern California, and Death Valley as well, in early March, 2020. I was exposed to beautiful skies, rain, wind, and more wind. But I did find a little good light. And that is what it is all about. Clouds were cooperating nicely. I came home with a few ‘keepers’. I was in Lone Pine, CA when I checked in with the wife at home and was told that the world was coming to an end because of a microscopic germ, and that everything was closed and on lockdown. I immediately checked my TP stash and I was good for a few more weeks there! Personal distancing and non contact were now the name of the game. That took a little while to sink in, since I was already adventuring in the expedition vehicle alone and in remote places devoid of other humans. I felt pretty safe, and went on for a few more days until I realized that my wife was home alone and trying to figure out the new order of the world by herself. So, I drove home after this 10 day leave to hole up with her and sanitize everything while getting comfortable wearing a face mask when we shopped, which is another story you already know about.
Yes, I’ve been to these locations a hundred times, but every time feels new and exciting as I wonder with anticipation what the next sunset and sunrise will be like and where I’ll be for it. I never tire of that. Here is an image from the middle of Death Valley as a storm was rolling in over some crusty mineral deposits on the surface. Not easy or fun to hike over this terrain but the image was well worth the effort.