Inyo Mountain Morning in Black and White

The sun burns through the morning clouds and fog on the Inyo Mountains and the Owens Valley in eastern California.

The sun burns through the morning clouds and fog on the Inyo Mountains and the Owens Valley in eastern California.

The sun burns through the morning clouds and fog on the Inyo Mountains and the Owens Valley in eastern California. I was concerned I was going to get skunked for photos this morning as there was a very low cloud cover obscuring everything beneath a few hundred feet. I decided to take a drive along the base of the Inyo Mountains and got lucky as the sun began to burn through the fog.

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Camera Giveaway

To celebrate their 5th anniversary, Borrow Lenses is giving away a Canon 5D Mark III or Nikon D800 dSLR to one lucky fan. Additionally, there are nearly a dozen bonus prizes from Adobe, GuraGear, Nik Software, SmugMug, OnOne Software, ThinkTank, Dreamcore Pictures, Collagewall.com and 500px.com. The contest runs on their Facebook page through July 16, 2012.

If you haven’t checked out their website, I encourage you to do so. I’ve rented multiple times from them. Their customer service is top notch and they have quite a variety of equipment.

You can find the contest at http://bit.ly/K8pnbQ.

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Abandoned Swimming Pool, Keeler, CA

A swimming pool at Keeler, California is slowly reclaimed by the desert on the edge of Owens Lake. Mount Whitney is in the background. After the Owens River was diverted to supply Los Angeles with drinking water, the Owens Lake dried up causing alkali dust storms to blow through Keeler. Today, Keeler is mostly a ghost town with fewer than 100 residents.

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Barn, Tracy, CA

A long disused hay block hangs from a slowly rotting barn in San Joaquin County, California

A long disused hay block hangs from a slowly rotting barn in San Joaquin County, California

I drive by this barn daily and the weathered patterns on the siding and missing roof shingles beg to be photographed, but for whatever reason, I haven’t. Until now. The hanging hay block caught my attention today.

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Valley of the Gods Clouds

Clouds blow through the Valley of the Gods in San Juan County, Utah

Clouds blow through the Valley of the Gods in San Juan County, Utah

Clouds blow through the Valley of the Gods in San Juan County, Utah.

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Valley of the Gods, Utah

Sunrise on the rock outcroppings in the Valley of the Gods, San Juan County, Utah

Sunrise on the rock outcroppings in the Valley of the Gods, San Juan County, Utah

Sunrise on the rock outcroppings in the Valley of the Gods, San Juan County, Utah.

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Valley of the Gods Sunrise

The sun rises on the Valley of the Gods

The sun rises on the Valley of the Gods

The sun rises on the Valley of the Gods. To view this in a higher resolution without the watermark or if you wish to purchase this photograph, please visit my sales gallery.

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Shadows, Valley of the Gods, UT

Passing clouds cast shadows on the rock outcroppings in the Valley of the Gods in San Juan County, Utah

Passing clouds cast shadows on the rock outcroppings in the Valley of the Gods in San Juan County, Utah

Passing clouds cast shadows on the rock outcroppings in the Valley of the Gods in San Juan County, Utah. To view this in a higher resolution without the watermark or if you wish to purchase this photograph, please visit my sales gallery.

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