Saturday, January 30, 2016

Commuting: Part 5 - Oak Creek Pass In Monochrome

Energy - Tehachapi, California
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

One area that I will miss driving through when I move to Utah in May is the Oak Creek Pass. It's an interesting landscape, with wind farms and wild horses, turning from desert to mountain. The summit is about 4,500'.

The drive is along a winding road that become steep. Some cars travel much too fast and will pass you when it isn't safe. There are also slow moving trucks that crawl to the top. In the winter this road will commonly close for days at a time for snow and ice.

I've stopped many times through the pass to photograph. Most of these images were captured right along the road and some were even photographed through the car window while parked on the shoulder.

Seven of these photographs were captured using a Nokia Lumia 1020. Yes, my cell phone. Can you tell which ones? I bet you can't, because vision matters more than gear. Other cameras used include a Sigma DP2 Merrill, a Sony RX100 II and a Nikon D3300.
Abandoned Boles-Aero Trailer - Mojave, California
Uninhabited Window - Mojave, California
Abandoned Desert Trailer - Mojave, California
Deserted Desert Home - Mojave, California
Storm Building Over Mine Hill - Mojave, California
The Desert Cross - Mojave, California
Dramatic Sky Over The Wind Farm - Tehachapi, California
Wind Farm - Tehachapi, California
Wind & Power Co. - Tehachapi, California


Wind Turbines - Tehachapi, California
Broken Wind Farm - Tehachapi, California
Mustangs & Wind Farm - Tehachapi, California
A Mustang In The Tehachapi Mountains - Tehachapi, California
Cassette Player - Tehachapi, California
Foresaken Sink - Tehachapi, California
Abandoned Homestead - Tehachapi, California
Tire, Abandoned Ranch - Tehachapi, California
Living Room View - Tehachapi, California
Abandoned Mountain Ranch Home - Tehachapi, California
Hole In The Wall - Tehachapi, California
Three Nails Left - Tehachapi, California
On A Brighter Day - Tehachapi, California

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