Rocky Hills and Shadows, Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California
Clouds cast shadows over sections in a landscape photograph from the Alabama Hills in Lone Pines, California. Distance is measured into the image by the alternating bands of striking high desert sunlight and shade. The scene of ancient weathered potato shaped granite boulders is alien and bizarre, reminiscent of what the surface of Mars might look like. Persian blue sky and racing could appear as if a painted backdrop from one of the cowboy westerns that are frequently made here.