Trail through the Alabama Hills in Sun and Shadow, Lone Pine, California
Landscape photograph of the Alabama Hills in the Owens Valley of California. Many western movies, notably Roy Rogers and John Wayne classics, were made in the Lone Pine region of which the Alabama Hills are a part. Cotton ball clouds drift against the deep blue sky casting shadows in bands over the landscape. Brilliant summer afternoon sun makes the ridges of ancient potato shaped rocks suggestive of weathered bones of a great mythical beast. The area is eerie and strange like the dream of a desert addled mystic.