Thursday, May 31, 2012

More desert

this was close to las vegas. from afar this looked like a giant stretch of water, glistening in the sun. almost, but not entirely. and indeed, when we got closer it was just this... we saw a photoshoot going on (it was right next to the highway), and then decided we wanted to see it from closeby as well! i think this place is used for many photoshoots, doesnt it somehow look familiar? the ground cracked, nothing nearby, just the mountains in the background and the hot sun above you.
i found it a little scary to drive there, somehow i expected it to end at some point. or that we would disappear into the ground as it could not hold us... but that all didnt happen!! :)
im just very amazed by the desert and the numerous forms it can take on..... wouldnt mind to go again and explore a little more...

6 comments:

Tim said...

scorched earth

Kay said...

Go to Death Valley in the spring - March is best & there may be wildflowers. Autumn's not bad either if it's cooled down. It has sand dunes, playas like this, beautiful mountains, interesting canyons, and a vastness so quiet you can hear your hear pumping. It's huge and takes a little time to adjust to and absorb but it's a lesson in Beautiful Desert 101.

NixBlog said...

What a great photo. I love desserts and your photo brings back memories of our drive from LA to Las Vegas.

JM said...

What a fantastic landscape!

Rae Walter said...

Would love to go there also CaT. Love remote desert locations. Thanks for sharing.

biebkriebels said...

It looks like the photos of Africa in the papers with a lack of rain. The cracking must be scary...