…is what I think of at times, when I’m in the desert. Perhaps this is just the perspective of someone who grew up on the east coast.
But, the barren landscape of the desert is a big part of its allure, to me. Some of the images that I’ve captured with my DJI Phantom 4 (https://www.dji.com/phantom-4) add to the alien world-like feel to the desert, such as the image below:
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.
Many people traverse the 15 freeway, on their way to and from the high desert, or to Las Vegas. I wonder if they ever give a thought to the world that lies beyond the concrete ribbon that runs through the desert.
I use my DJI Phantom 4 (https://www.dji.com/phantom-4) and my Jeep to explore that world.
The image below was taken in November, 2017, near Hwy 138. Railroad tracks, used by freight trains, can be seen in the background. Vehicles can be seen on the 15 freeway in the distance.
Image by Scott Schwartz (a.k.a. “aerialdrone.”) All rights reserved. 1/500th sec. @ f 2.8. ISO 100.