1st Place - "13th position in my portfolio" contest. 4-17-14
Arising like a phoenix in the distance, Eureka Dunes loom larger and larger with each mile. Try climbing them. Bring water.
Coordinates: 37.096 N 117.675 W
Location of the Eureka Valley Sand Dunes within California
The Eureka Valley Sand Dunes are located in the southern part of Eureka Valley, in northern Inyo County in eastern California, in the southwestern United States. Although covering an area of only 3 square miles, the dunes rise approximately 680 feet (207 m) above the surrounding valley floor, making them one of the highest dune fields in North America.
Accessed via a gravel road in Eureka Valley (which connects to a road running from Big Pine to the...
As a kid I was fascinated with photographs. Look, Life magazine. National Geographic.
That well-captured interplay of light and shadow...the notion of people, places and moments - all suspended in time.
My first "real" camera was a Minolta Srt101. I was seduced.
I learned how to develop film, and I still recall the smell of the developer...my eyes adjusting to the red filter light...and the magic and delight of watching images begin to emerge.
Life, family and a career intervened, and then...there was digital.
At this point in my life, photography is the creative medium that allows me to share personal moments and adventures. In some sense, I feel it conveys who I am, and soothes the darker moments ......
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