Sunday, November 27, 2011

Photo: Sunset over Mummy Mountain

This is a photo of the sunset over Mummy Mountain, viewed from across the north end of McCormick Ranch lake. This is a typical, clear desert sky.

I have a confession to make. My husband took this photo. I have been out of town on lots of trips lately, mostly for business, so Dave went out and took a few photos for me.

However, the story behind the photo is more interesting than the photo. Dave remained and took some more photos as it was getting dark. When he finished, he looked down to get his glasses from his shirt collar, as he can't see through the cameral view finder with his glasses. His glasses were gone.

Dave then had to look for his glasses, in the dark, without his glasses. He crawled around on the shore of the lake on his hands and knees feeling for his glasses, where hundreds of geese walk around and leave behind, well, you know.

Dave and my mother went back at sunrise the next morning and my mother's dog found the glasses. They were new glasses that cost $600, so Dave was quite appreciative. After Dave went to all of that effort, I certainly had to post the photo that he took.

Today is Sunday, so we have new photos on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. This week we are returning to the Atacama Desert of northern Chile to show more of the mountains. This is a unique area of volcanoes and the Andes mountains in the driest desert on earth. With all of the publicity about a little more than one year ago with the miraculous rescue of the Chilean miners in the Atacama, you should come visit our site to see how harsh the conditions can be.

7 comments:

brattcat said...

what a story. would dave say it was worth it to get this beautiful shot?

Abe Lincoln said...

Will dryer become dryer and the sky redder? Climate change in the air. I wonder what tomorrow will be like?

Sharon said...

The things we do for our art!

Teresa said...

I highly doubt he will be taking anymore pics for u in the near future--but this shot,...ask him if he would buy it for six hundred dollars!...you'd have to know me and my sense of humor, I'm laughing all the way. I'm really glad he found those glasses.

Teresa said...

And I really like the pic!

glenda said...

Well I do recall this event, since it was my boxer stella who found the glasses. Dave likes Stella more now that she found his glasses.

J Bar said...

Great shot.
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