10 July 2012

Over Me

Mojave Desert, California.
June 2009.

The Mojave Desert is an amazing place. The first picture was taken in Essex, the second picture shows Amboy Crater. For more information on this section of Route 66, click here. If you'd like to find out more about the lesser known sights of the region, click here

I left Las Vegas late in the evening, and because I wasn't successful in trying to find a cheap motel on the outskirts of the city, I decided to just keep on driving. By the time I exited Needles Freeway, it was already starting to get dark and I was really tired, so I pulled over on the side of Route 66. The next morning, I woke up early and took a walk around where I had parked my car the night before. There was an abandoned house nearby, and a bit of a junkyard. The light in the desert was incredible - the sun was so bright that you can barely see the power lines in the top picture... and that was only an hour or so after sunrise.

Click the following links to see some more of the pictures I took in the Mojave Desert (#1; #2; #3).

Blog post title taken from one of the songs from the Vanishing Point - soundtrack called "Over Me" by Segarini & Bishop. Let me share this epic performance by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band recorded in 1978, which would've been part of the soundtrack for that trip if I had found out about its existence three years ago. Click here to listen to some unreleased tracks by Bruce Springsteen. I reckon only a few of my followers know that I listen to house music - Yeah, I do! - and if you, too, love house music, I'd like to recommend the "Desert Drive" tape to you, which is available on SoundCloud. On SoundCloud I also found this amazing collection of African songs.

Last but not least, I'd like to recommend this awesome blog to you - beautiful pictures of Mother Nature always bring a smile to my face.


- Dom


T. Becque said...

You did an awesome job photographing the desert!

Sy said...

stunning shots Dom!

chiendent said...

Ging into nothingness and admiring nature.

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks very much!!!

JM said...

How I would love to visit this desert! Cool pics, Dominic.

Dominic Doherty said...

It's definitely worth a visit! Cheers.