A final set of images from my visit to Fort Churchill, these showing the line of trees kept alive by the meager waters of the Carson River.
These are more shots from Fort Churchill State Park, Nevada. (see previous post) These images are more about the sky and clouds than the ruins of the old fort. I was lucky enough to visit just as a storm was blowing across the Sierra Nevada … lucky for photography, not so lucky with strong winds blowing dust and dirt.
These are more of the “lost iPhone images” from my road trip in April 2021. The image above is with the wide angle lens. Revisiting the memories of that trip makes me think of doing another. But then I think of the increased cost of gas and I think that my road trip whim may be just that.
But who knows?
I enjoy watching clouds, and there is much to be said for clouds in the desert areas. And that is besides giving some (temporary) relief from the sun when one drifts over. Maybe it has to do with the wide open vistas or maybe their lack of rain threat. Regardless, I was going through my photos doing some organization (?) and found that I had taken some iPhone photos on a trip last year that I had never imported into Lightroom. More forgotten delights! These two are a couple of those.
The ruins of the Ashford Mill are within the boundary of Death Valley National Park. The mill was built in 1914 and was processing the ore from the Golden Treasure Mine about 5 miles to the east. The location is just south of Badwater and is below sea level and a hot and dry environment. Not a good location for processing ore.