Some of the desert lands of California such as death valley, and here in Elizabeth lake, are currently experiencing a large quantity of wildflower blooms adding a vibrant burst of color to otherwise dry and desolate lands. However, places I was expecting to see wildflowers and poppies flourish, such as Lancaster Ca. and it’s poppy reserve, were a dry and sad let down when visited.
Trying to make a nice image of a spot which now brings a sigh of sadness as this once wonderful recreational spot we know as Elizabeth Lake in the Antelope Valley now shows the signs of the seriousness of California’s drought. Where I had captured this image, at one point in time I would be waist deep or above in water.
Another roadside find along Palmdale blvd. around the el mirage and lake LA vicinity. I think my finger unintentionally touched the focus wheel of my lens while shooting this so i accidentally captured the shack just slightly out of focus but, i think the end result seems to have added a special unique vintage or mysterious quality to image that you can only get from a pleasant photo mistake.
Another interesting find on my lone hike at Elizabeth Lake yesterday was this burnt skull fragment. At first I thought it was a husk from some plant matter or cactus stalk but after a closer inspection, I had discovered it to be charred skeletal remains of some animal. To what kind of animal is still a question that remains to be answered as I am not one adept in the study of forensics.