Jan 18 2013

Headed to Death Valley

2008 12 10 Death Valley Dune Final 7 7 2011 750 Headed to Death Valley

I’m leaving for my annual Death Valley trip in the morning.  I’m going for two weeks this year, a little longer than most because I’m also hopping over to L.A. to attend the Auschwitz Liberation Day remembrance at the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance.

2012 1 14 Dune Detail No 43 Final 1 27 2012 750 Headed to Death Valley

What will I do for two weeks?

2012 1 14 Death Valley Hills Final 1 27 2012 750 Headed to Death Valley

The first thing I’m going to do is enjoy being alone with my thoughts.

2012 1 14 Death Valley Dune Abstract Final 1 27 2012 750 Headed to Death Valley

My goal is to clear my head of all the day to day clutter that keeps me preoccupied with relatively unimportant stuff.

2012 1 14 Charcoal Kilns Final 1 27 2012 750 Headed to Death Valley

I hope to continue on my quest to “see differently.”  Not differently from everyone else, but differently from myself.

2011 1 11 Zabriestki Point Final 1 23 2010 750 Headed to Death Valley

Would I love to come home with a dozen of good  images?  Yes, but I’d rather come home with a single great one.

2011 1 11 Road to Nowhere Final 1 23 2010 750 Headed to Death Valley

One that I am in love with.

2011 1 11 Borax Summit Final 1 23 2011 750 Headed to Death Valley

One that I am proud of.

2008 12 10 Time No 2 Final 12 22 2008 750 Headed to Death Valley

That’s not too much to hope for, is it?

Cole