Jun 072013

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Imperial Sand Dunes in Glamis, California.

We took a drive on Sunday to visit the Desert Tower Museum on US-8.  The Desert Tower Museum commemorates the completion of the original road over the mountain pass.  Part of building the road was figuring out a way to cross the Imperial Sand Dunes given the constant shifting sands.  The original road was a plank road.  If you are interested, here is the full story: http://www.desertusa.com/sandhills/plankrd.html

Jan 112012


I often take photos from the moving car as seen by reflection in the passenger side mirror and how the image is partially framed from the Prius roof.

Although much of this photo is as taken, I did make a few enhancements… I worked with the contrast to make my image in the mirror more visible.  In Photoshop Elements I added the birds from another photo. After I ran it through Topaz Clean, Crisp Edge.

We were driving along the top of the mountain ridge outside Santa Barbara last May when I took this photo.