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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Shadow Play...





"Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant;
light and shadow are only the relation of two tones."
Paul Cezanne



Kelly, TheChief, and I took a drive down the road to Benton from Mono Lake again
last night...at the "Golden Hour".
While the lighting was not dramatically different from when I took the drive earlier,
the shadow play on the hills drew my eye...
Much of the drive is a stark landscape with scrub brush and undulating hills.
Stark and beautiful at the same time.

I believe that there's a herd of wild Mustangs somewhere around here...
something I'm going to have to look into!!!

Update!!!  
I just found out the mustangs are farther north...across the Nevada border...
but I have some leads about a photographer who goes up there regularly...
I'm going to have to check it out!!!

Update to the Update!!!
I guess it takes a horsewoman to know...
I just found out there is a herd in this area...
Hopefully, I'm going to head out in search soon...
before they head for the hills!!!

Linking to...






34 comments:

  1. Thats a nice play of light over the hills - I like it!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  2. A band of mustangs! Wow~ I'd LOVE to see them! I actually had two mustang fillies from Wyoming...they came to us in 2006 (hubby bid for them online)...the palomino, Cali, died of colic just last December and it broke my heart. She was my "pocket pony" and loved people. She would have been the grandson's riding horse...sigh...I still have Scout, who is an alpha mare and probably would have been a herd leader. She's VERY dominant! And SMART! She's always one step ahead of me! Thank you for the invite! We always travel to the Sierras a couple of times each year (when we REALLY need to get away from the desert!)
    ~~Cheryl Ann~~

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    1. I'd love to see them...but this is actually the first time I've even heard of the possibility of them here...I know there are some in Nevada, but not here!!! Hopefully, TheBearWhisperer here knows about them...he knows just about everything about our wildlife up here!!!

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  3. nice one! have a good Wednesday

    much love...

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  4. Such a wonderful time to take shots, that golden light, especially in summer is magic.. beautiful shades of light and dark here Chieftess.

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  5. I love the expression 'Golden Hour'. What a beautiful light and shadows. Lovely.

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    1. I do too LOL!!! I also love that the hour after the Golden Hour is called the Silver Hour...they're both so accurately descriptive!!!

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  6. It does look John Fordish. Oh, please do find the mustangs. I had a friend with a mustang, and he (the mustang, not my friend) was rather homely and scrawny as most of them are, but super smart and turned into an award-winning endurance horse.

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    1. I've heard they make really good horses Hiker...I can't imagine a homely and scrawny horse though...they're always so beautiful to me!!!

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  7. Thank you for linking into Nature Notes..this is just beautiful to be able to get out with a camera. Mustangs...I just watched a program on wild horses and it was all new information to me. I hope you can find them to take photos..Michelle from Nature Notes..

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  8. Thanks Michelle!!! I hope so too!!!

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  9. The golden hour is an apt description. What beautiful tone.

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    1. Thanks Margaret!!! It really is an accurate description of the hour before and during sunset!!!

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  10. sure hope you get to see the horses!! I love the quote and the photo...I am a fan of good light....especially around sunset! cheers. It is beautiful where you live.

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    1. Thanks!!! It is definitely beautiful up here Nora!!! As for the horses...if I don't get a glimpse of them soon, I may have to wait for fall...but I think they'd be worth the wait!!!

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  11. So beautiful, you caught a perfect moment between shadow and light. Ephemeral and fleeting.

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    1. Shadows are my favorite part of the golden hour LondonLulu!!!

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  12. Wow!I want to see the mustangs! Your hill is awesome with the shadows.

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  13. Nicely done! That's a beautiful photo!

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  14. You just can't beat this time of day to take your photos. Desert charms revealed. Voila!

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  15. I agree Oakland!!! It's hard to believe that the area we were driving through was at 8000 and 7000 feet!!! Definitely high desert!!!

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