Lori Carey Photography

Friday, September 28, 2012


Trona Pinnacles under stormy skies in black and white

When I first started photographing the desert I was in love with the rich sun-drenched colors. Over the years I gradually began desaturating many of my images because I felt that the strong colors frequently took away from the mood I was trying to depict. Most recently I have been doing a lot of black and white. I think it's partially in response to the hypersaturated overdone HDR images that seem so popular these days, but also because I believe that color can add to an image or it can take away from an image. When color doesn't actually add anything to an image I prefer it in black and white.

This is the Trona Pinnacles under stormy skies. They are tufa towers, similar to the ones found at Mono Lake, formed of calcium carbonate rising the from the ancient Searles Dry Lake bed. One of the strangest landscapes you can ever see, this has been the filming location for many movies such as Planet of the Apes, Lost in Space, Battlestar Gallactica and Star Trek: The Final Frontier. The Trona Pinnacles were designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1968.


I just recently discovered that when my website host migrated their pricing function to a new system they messed up my pricing. I had checked a few galleries when they first did the migration and verified that all was fine, unfortunately I did not realize that most of my galleries no longer showed the option to buy prints. I'm not very happy about that, but it is what is. It has now been corrected (I think I fixed all of it). I also now offer mounting, matting and framing for all traditional prints in additional to my canvas gallery wraps and float mount metal prints. If you would like to purchase a print of Tempest you can do so here.

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