For years now I have wanted to make the quintessential Owens Valley photograph; one that I could look at again and again (without it growing old) and that would transport me instantly to this deep and beautiful valley. I think I may now have that photograph.
I have been visiting, exploring, and recreating in California’s Owens Valley for more than half my life, and accordingly, it holds a special place in my heart. This image makes me feel the Owens Valley like no other I’ve made before.
I made this photograph outside Independence, California. Seen here are an Owens River side pond, a cottonwood tree, the bountiful sagebrush that fills the Valley, and the Inyo Mountains in the distance. I hope you enjoy the photograph and feel the Owens Valley, too.