Lori Carey Photography

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Mirage, Silver Dry Lake in the Mojave desert. Along with Soda Dry Lake, this is the remains of the ancient Lake Mojave.

I always wanted to photograph a mirage in the desert but the conditions are always less than ideal. At 10am the light is harsh, the colors are washed out, the mountains are hazy and I had to shoot in the direction of the sun. Black and white seemed the way to go. Although this is a lake bed, it's a dry playa and there is no water in front of those mountains.

This is Silver Lake, a playa (dry lake bed) in the Mojave desert north of Baker. Together with Soda Dry Lake this is all that remains of the ancient Lake Mojave.

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