As we drove to Death Valley from Bishop, CA, we didn’t stop *too* many places. Big stops were Manzanar and Mt. Whitney (both for semi-obvious reasons, perhaps). However, Travis was not that excited by the random ruins at Manzanar, and it was so cloudy we could barely tell which mountain peak was Mount Whitney. I did my best to take pictures of them all as they passed out of the clouds, but until I have my own internet to confirm, I’ll just not post any pictures (right now I’m using Travis’ computer, which is a bit awkward since I don’t have all my programs and photos handy).
So after our wanderings of Manzanar, we visited some site called the Alabama Hills (I think) on the way to Mount Whitney Portal (which we didn’t follow the whole way) — the Alabama Hills were cool, a whole bunch of round~ish rocks. Plus, as we were heading out from there, we saw some wild cows! I was so excited.
After that we headed to Death Valley. I haven’t finished going through all my Death Valley photos yet, because, honestly, it’s a lot of rocks. And sand. And dry stuff. So… I’ll just post a cool picture I took at the campsite — I saw these photos of “star trails” in the sky, and I’ve been wanting to try it out myself when I get to a location where I can actually see stars (last night in Death Valley was the first). So, I decided to try a method of making star trails where I merge the stars from multiple images (74 images) together rather than leave the camera out for 30+ minutes working on the same shot. I might try it a different way next time I have the opportunity (probably Arizona), but last night was a fun experimentation.