Drone Image: The vastness of the desert…

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…is illustrated here.  Notice how your author’s Jeep Cherokee is almost a tiny speck, in comparison to the surrounding landscape.

Mule Canyon, Calico Mountains.  Drone:  DJI Phantom 4.

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Craggy Robber’s Roost…

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One of the advantages in using a drone for photography, is that it enables one to really explore the little nooks and crannies of large rock formations, vicariously.

This image was taken at “Robber’s Roost”, which is in California’s Mojave Desert.  Robber’s Roost is thought to have been the hide-out of outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez and his men, while they were making plans to rob a nearby stage-coach station.

Drone Photograph: Calico Mountains…

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Another folded rock formation in the Calico Mountains.  This image was taken during a visit in November, 2017.  DJI Phantom 4.  1/2500th sec. F/2.8.  ISO 100.

Panoramic Video-El Paso Mountains…

This was a nice, slow flight over the interior of the El Paso Mountain Range, which is located in California’s Mojave Desert, approximately thirty miles south of the city of Inyokern.  Looming in the background is Black Mountain, which has some interesting lore associated with it.

It is thought that Native Americans used the top of the mountain as a site for their ceremonies and trading activities.  According to local legend, miners who were prospecting and living in the area during the late nineteenth century, reported seeing strange lights at the top of the mountain at night.

This was filmed using my DJI Phantom 4 Drone in January, 2018.  All rights reserved.