Eastern Sierra

The 400 mile Sierra Nevada escarpment rises like an impenetrable wall. The granitic uplift started four million years ago continues today, and nowhere is that more apparent than along its eastern edge, where the great basin desert formed because of this moisture blocking curtain of rock. The dry sagebrush uplands of the Eastern Sierra sing a tune of elemental struggle, but showcase sublime beauty in simplicity of shape and distance. I've traversed and photographed this region several times over the years, but have yet to really understand its voice. 

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Desert Beauty

A fragile balance
Webs the desert
A lack of water

And yet within
This dry harshness
Is profound beauty