Tuesday, July 28, 2015

This past weekend I took a trip out to the Bonneville Salt Flats at Wendover, Nevada (UT).  It was a gamble (pun intended) as to what I was going to find but I thought I would take the trip anyway just to get out of the house.

One of the things that has always intrigued me the change in landscape at the horizon due to the hot air rising up off the desert floor.  There are a number of details such as the seeming floating of objects in the air, loss of detail, softness of the images, and even apparent reshaping of objects.

The other thing about the flats is that it is a place where people play in the mud, ripping up the salt with their off road vehicles and dredging the flats for the salt we require for our everyday meals.  And then there is the occasional tree branch which, it appears, comes out of nowhere.

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