POTD: S’Up?

S’Up?
Mojave National Preserve, California
2022

Out on a bike ride one day, I came across a small herd of horses. At first I thought they might be wild horses, although I wasn’t aware there were any in that area. But I soon realized they were anything but. Not only were they way less small and gaunt the the wild horses I’ve seen before, there were also way more curious and friendly (or maybe just bored). Discovering they were wearing horseshoes was the ultimate giveaway as to their domestic status.

POTD: Standing Stone

Standing Stone
Mojave National Preserve, California
2022

If this were in Ireland instead of the wilds of the Mojave desert, my money would be on this stone being placed on end by man rather than nature.

POTD: Still Life With Art Deco

Still Life With Art Deco
Hoover Dam, Nevada
2022

I’m a sucker for the elegant simplicity of art deco architectural details, of which the Hoover dam abounds. In this case the neatly arranged bench and custodial accoutrements see well placed to add some interesting accents to accompany the understated exit door. (And the piece of trash under the bench adds some tension to the otherwise very orderly scene.)

POTD: How Low Can You Go?

How Low Can You Go?
Hoover Dam, Nevada
2022

The normal water level in Lake Mead behind Hoover Dam is near the very top of this image of one of the intake towers for the dam’s power plant. That’s nearly 200 feet above the water level when this photo was taken.

POTD: Ceiling View

Ceiling View
Miller Point, Nevada
2022

The ramada at Miller Point was built in the 30s by the CCC to provide a shaded viewpoint of Cathedral Gorge below. The view down into the gorge was certainly nice but the view straight up had its own appeal as well.

POTD: Going Large

Going Large
Cathedral Gorge, Nevada
2022

Much larger views of the area than this are of course available at Cathedral Gorge. But for me, this is about as wide as my image coverage gets. Unlike yesterday’s image, taken up close in the same area, this one does not brink the word luscious to mind. But the lighting certainly is dramatic and really sets off the detail in the formations nicely.