Monday, June 29, 2015

Clouds and Rocks in the Alabama Hills

..... just east of Lone Pine, close by where I am camped, almost too rich a source of sky forms to limit with a camera, but here’s a few of my faves:

The Lozenge
 precipitated out of the lenticular solution — the blur is not from a fast drop caught by a slow shutter, that’s the way it smeared itself in the breeze: 

The Oyster  
hovered for a long afternoon, changing colors and shapes into the sunset: 

I captured the Gold Saucer shapes, went inside to load new batteries, and emerged into the red version of the same shapes:

Rock Formations of the Alabama Hills are similarly almost impossibly rich in shapes and colors; how to choose? Where to stand? Changing light changes colors minute by minute, harsh glare and shadow reveals, then obliterates, their shapes.