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One of the things I most eagerly wanted to see during our trip to Death Valley were the sailing stones at the Racetrack Playa, having learned about them many decades ago when I was attending design school. However, a month or so before we went out to explore that vast area with my dad and sister, vandals struck the Racetrack and created 10-miles of ruts in the delicate dry lake bed — ruts that have ruined the experience for others of seeing the sailing stones for at least years, if not decades. You can read all about the horror story of the initial vandalism here, here, and here; a follow-up one-year later where the damage had begun to fade somewhat here; and a variety of other images of the damage that was caused here. Continue Reading →
This tree appeared to be growing out of solid rock, showing just what life is capable of doing. Also, not all the prettiest landscape photos have to be of grand vistas… sometimes you’re driving right by them.
There’s been a recent movement within the photography community to buy and use expired film, and in some cases — very old expired film. This is an example of that, for this film was 27-years-old when I exposed it two years ago. Just look at it — it’s phenomenal! I was expecting it to deliver substandard results and very thin negatives, but it acted as if it was fresh film.
Buying expired film is a great way to save money, as each roll can be had for as little as $2.00 for a box of 36-exposure film. Of course, it helps if the film was well cared for and kept in a fridge or deep freeze all that time, but still — the results can be nothing short of amazing.
This was shot shortly after the extensive renovation and restoration of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Washington, DC. It had been slowly falling into disrepair for decades, but now is in spectacular condition.