The Crossing

Just a random photo here, this is where Charleston Boulevard crosses the two fifteen freeway with a dandy view beyond. The lens renders those foothills looking much smaller than they actually are.

A Drone’s Southern View

One more image taken by the DJI drone a couple or three years ago. The Red Rock Escarpment is seen on the right, the road is Charleston Boulevard seen snaking it’s way south where it will terminate at SR160 or Blue Diamond Road. SR160 crosses this image east to west very distant in the image and isn’t visible of course. SR160 west from this point will take you to about 5500ft ASL at Mountain Springs, NV. Continue west and you will arrive in Pahrump, NV in about thirty minutes.

Sunlight and Snow Showers

Look closely, you’ll see the little snowflakes and that the sunshine has found an open shaft through which to touch the Earth. In the distance is our lovely Red Rock Escarpment shrouded in snow. I’m moving north at this point on Charleston Boulevard heading for home, as I move along I pass through zones of both snow and rain as the elevation is around 4000 foot ASL.

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Looking North along the Red Rock Escarpment

In these two images when you look beyond the Joshua trees you are looking roughly northwest along the ancient fault line known as the Red Rock Escarpment. I searched for some geologic research papers on the geology of this wonderful piece of art but found nothing I liked to link to.

Sorry.

The west side of this fault line has sloping mountainous terrain and is part of the beautiful Lovell Canyon. I wish I had the health to hike into these mountains as it’s so beautiful on the Lovell Canyon side as well. I’ll wrap up this rather large set I took with the new Nikon Z-6 camera today.

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What’s Left…

Bonnie Springs Ranch was a nice place to visit. Today, some former employees are possibly still searching for work. Thanks so much to those greedy land developers who will eventually build homes here. Last I checked, you can’t take your supposed wealth with you to Heaven…

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Dried Up Seed Pods and Beautiful Mojave Views

I had these ten photos already processed so why not upload them… I’m amazed at how much better I feel (though not outta the wood) after taking these apparently very powerful antibiotics. Wow. My lungs are much less irritated or ‘on fire’ since yesterday. Thank God for these drugs, and the many other drugs I take each day that keep my body going.

I am still very surprised at the difference this Nikon mirrorless camera makes in my amateur photographs, wow. It makes me look like I really know what I’m doing behind the camera lens! I’ve plenty of photos left to process which is a good thing because I’m going to be laying very low for the next two days to allow my strength to return. Here’s the latest set.

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Nikon Zed 6, A Set of Ten

Here is the next set from today around the Escarpment and Red Rock Canyon. I went out there today because tomorrow is supposed to bring the valley about a quarter inch of rain. The desert southwest needs this rain so badly which leads me to say that it pretty much sucks that the southeast is being almost drown in rain and snow right now. Dammit.

Anyway, the more I use this camera the more I love it. There are still a few things I need to set up in the camera’s Settings, but man I’m completely sold on this Mirrorless camera. The color and clarity is so superiour in my non-professional opinion… Money well spent!

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So Far I’m Very Pleased!

This morning I headed out of the city for my usual haunts around Red Rock Canyon, stopping at my favorite locations. While I am still learning the camera settings, the Nikon Z6 series is a hit with me. The clarity of the images is superiour to the Nikon D3300 but I guess it should be with the advances in technology and the fact that this camera is mirrorless.

That is to me what makes the largest difference. I used P mode almost exclusively, and manual focus as well. The Auto Focus or AF often won’t lock in clearly on some subjects. Some of the lenses I used on the D3300 body had the option for manual or auto focus which I did use both but this camera seems to work or like the manual focus mode better.

Much more to come, I’m looking forward to processing the Landscape photos.

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Drone’s View

Good morning from Las Vegas Valley. Sunny and 66F is forecast for Las Vegas today, a much better forecast than the crap weather I saw on the Weather Channel early this morning whilst eating my chicken soup. Cold and rain then snow rain mix. I’ve lived it.

I’m out of new photos right now so out comes my trusty external hard drive backups! I do miss flying the little drone, I was never an expert of course but it was fun capturing photos from four hundred foot. That was the altitude limit as far as I know. The thing took some damn good photos I think.

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Drinking My Coffee in The Desert

A drive in the desert outside the city, and a cuppa at home. 🥰🌵🌴 Today is fabulous, I’ve got some windows open, letting in those beautiful warm breezes. It’s almost that brief time of year when neither the AC or heating is needed. There are almost no bugs too, 100% opposite of Michigan.

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