May 3, 2012

Reno, Nevada


I’m back from an absolutely amazing “American Road Trip” through the remote mountains and valleys of central Nevada and I can’t wait to share the images with you.

“Remote? Then what’s this,” you ask?

Well, the trip had to start somewhere, and mine started in Reno. This is a shot from my hotel room on the 22nd floor. The clerk at Harrah’s was very accommodating, asking me if I wanted a higher or lower floor. “Higher, I replied.” I was perched above the iconic Reno arch overlooking the strip. The room also had a great view of the mountains, which you’ll see later.

I made the most of that one night in Reno. I did a couple of short photo walks around town. But no … no gambling. Not with my luck.

The trip consisted of four and a half days of almost non-stop shooting (I had to eat!). It took me across America’s loneliest road (Route 50), to Austin, Nevada which served as my base camp and a prime photographic subject. From Austin I set out to find and shoot places called Berlin, Belmont, Ione and Manhattan — ghost towns, semi ghost towns or tiny towns maintaining a simple, traditional lifestyle.  Along the way, I found a couple of abandoned Ranches and other things to shoot. And of course, no trip through Nevada would be complete without magnificent desert and mountain  vistas. I think I shot something for everyone’s tastes.

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  1. Welcome back. Missed your images the last few days. Looking forward to your new stuff. Great Reno shot, by the way!