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Salt Flats

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 20 May 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The end of this series - as the sun sinks slowly in the west...

Just beyond the mountain range ahead, the highway comes down into another high valley and finds the town of Fallon. Fallon hosts a U.S. Navy training facility and has all manner of modest chain lodgings and chain restaurants. Clearly - not lonely.

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DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great shot, I like the perspective and the wide angle fx.

20 May 2011 7:25am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

angle and perspective are perfect, light also.

20 May 2011 9:47am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful shot to end this series Stephen! Well done! ;-)

20 May 2011 12:53pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Excellent!

20 May 2011 2:17pm

Monterey John from Hollister, CA, United States

Oh boy, do I know where that is! Can't say the flats are at the top of my list for a re-visit. :)

20 May 2011 3:11pm

The Dark Dude from Maestoso, United Kingdom

hey dude
amazing shot
man, im sure i can see Bluebird on the horizon...

21 May 2011 9:09am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

This is one lonely road, even if you say it's not, I would hate to break down here.

23 May 2011 12:32am

@Ralph Jones: Oh, it IS lonely - just not the parts west of the salt flats. You'd be okay breaking down anywhere on U.S. 50 - there are cars along every few minutes or so. But the secondary roads that come off of this - yikes - you would definitely want survival items with you. A few years earlier I drove Nevada 376 from Tonopah to near Austin. After awhile - the utility wires veered off to the south, eventually to disappear. And later,the fences stopped. And suddenly - I realized I was in completely open range. There - maybe for the first time in my life - I was somewhere where everywhere I looked in every direction - there was not one single piece of evidence to suggest mankind. Not even a con trail in the sky.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Wow - this is awesome! As you may have guessed, I am sort of a "wide open spaces" kinda guy...but I know what you mean in your response to Ralph..the American Deserts are NOT a place where you want to be out, alone, away, and stranded/broke down/out of essentials....no sirree! Cool Cool shot Stephen!

23 May 2011 5:15pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

love the simplicity here.... nice work!

24 May 2011 5:41pm