Mountains


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Jul 17

A Look Back—Dramatic Clouds Over Fremont Peak

Photograph of dramatic clouds over Fremont Peak near Salinas, CaliforniaA winter storm brought dramatic clouds to the area in January of 2007. I found the nearest high point, Manzanita Park, to capture as much of the sky as possible. The highest peak in the distance is Fremont Peak. It was the first place in California where the American flag was raised.


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Jul 17

A Look Back—Bodie Abandoned Car

Photograph of an abandoned car in the snow at the ghost town of Bodie, CaliforniaThe weeds and snow added to the loneliness of this old car.


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Jun 17

A Look Back—Bodie Abandoned House 2

Photograph of an abandoned house in the snow at the ghost town of Bodie, CaliforniaHot in the summer and freezing in the winter, living in Bodie must have been a challenge. Still, this was a home for a family at one time. Bodie is above the timber line and all wood for construction and heat had to be transported.


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Jun 17

A Look Back—Bodie Abandoned Houses

Photograph of abandoned houses in the snow at the ghost town of Bodie, CaliforniaMany of the houses in Bodie still have plates on the kitchen tables. It seems as though everyone left at once, though I’m sure that wasn’t the case.


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Jun 17

A Look Back—Bodie Methodist Church

Photograph of the Methodist Church in the snow at the ghost town of Bodie, CaliforniaThis is one of two churches in Bodie, the abandoned mining town. It was built in 1882 and the last services were held in 1932. There were two churches and sixty-five saloons in town.


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May 17

A Look Back—Bodie Mining Buildings

Photograph of mining buildings in the snow at the ghost town of Bodie, CaliforniaMy first trip ever to the ghost town of Bodie coincided with the first snow of the season. Bodie is almost 8400 feet in elevation and I worried I might get snowed in, but the snow added drama to the scene of the mining buildings.


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May 17

A Look Back—Flowers and Pine

Photograph of a pine tree and small pink flowers in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Kings Canyon National Park, CaliforniaSo often the Sierras in summer are dry and dusty. In July of 2006, there was enough moisture for these delicate flowers to thrive. Taken in Kings Canyon National Park in the central Sierra Nevada.


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Apr 17

A Look Back—Snow Covered Peak

Photograph of a snow covered peak near Lone Pine, CaliforniaAn overlooked shot from a trip to the eastern Sierra Nevada in March of 2006. Snow prevented me from going higher in elevation, but a telephoto zoom brought this peak in close. There was so little color in the scene that I thought it looked better in black and white.


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Apr 17

A Look Back—Waterfall and Granite

Photograph of a waterfall Fall in Yosemite Valley, CaliforniaAnother view of cascading water and granite. Taken with a Nikon 17-55mm lens, May 24, 2006.


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Apr 17

A Look Back—Bridalveil Fall

Photograph of Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite Valley, CaliforniaA detail of the mist and spray generated by Bridalveil Fall. When the waterfall is flowing at its peak in the spring of a wet year, it is nearly impossible to reach the base of the fall without getting soaked.