Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Edwards Reflections

Sometimes startling images occur when least expected. Edwards Air Force Base is located in the high desert of Southern California near Lancaster, Rosamond, Mojave and Boron. The base itself is surrounded by dry lake beds that are remarkably flat and hard, making for very long, natural emergency runways - a sometimes useful thing when performing military flight testing. In 2005 a heavy rain preceded the open house. The normally dry lake beds became very wet. This was shot on the road between the base's West Gate entrance and Rosamond. It is looking South towards Lancaster / Palmdale and the San Gabriel Mountains. The late afternoon light and the calm reflectiveness of the shallow water made for a very serene image.

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