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Nye and Inyo County






Desert Pavement

Just finished uploading a file to Wikimedia Commons showing desert pavement. It’s reworked footage from my prospecting desert pavements video.

In this video, I remove all narration and free certain frames along the way. I think this works best, leaving a description of desert pavement up to educators and students.

There are many nice still photos of desert pavement from around the world at Wikimedia Commons but no video.

Here’s the link to its page at Wikimedia.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Desert_Pavement_in_Southern_Nye_County,_Nevada.webm

Many devices can’t play that file format. So, here is the same footage at Vimeo, unfortunately, more compressed. Downloading any video file always and then playing it always produces the best results.


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Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park

I didn’t mention State Parks in my book very much because they don’t allow collecting. Still, I visited several and took many photographs that had no home. As I have said in previous posts, I am uploading the better ones to Wikimedia.

This one turned out well. A couple and their dog look down into the signature feature of the park, the so called Fire Wave. It’s a sandstone bowl, a confusion of swirls and layers and depressions. Like a crazy skate park might look if Fred Flintstone designed it.

This image would be better cropped, so that the couple are nearer. I didn’t do that, letting a user make their own decisions. Any editor wants the full image, as many pixels as possible. The original is 6,000 by 4,000 pixels, good enough for any magazine printing and even some decent enlargements.

If Wikimedia allowed posting RAW files then I would do that.

Here’s a 1,000 pixel size image at this site and then there is a link to the Wikimedia page where you can see that it is in the public domain and choose from a variety of download sizes.


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_Couple_Looks_Down_into_The_Fire_Wave.jpg

Here’s how I might crop the image but it does loose the power the distance provided.



Or here is another way that emphasizes texture.


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