My wife and I tossed some gear into the van, and headed south on U.S. 395 Traveling through Washington and Oregon during the night, we found ourselves in the eastern Sierra Nevada's of California.
During the day we kept tracking amazing Lenticular cloud formations as we traveled south.
Approaching Mono Lake we were still tracking the clouds.
Next stop, Alabama Hills
Alabama Hills welcome committee
A Few of the obvious suspects from the ponds
Snowy White Egret
European Starling after a bath
Gila Wood Pecker
Shots of gas bubbles in ice sheet - all focus stacks using zerene. Plus pharted versions (playing in PS)
Pharted versions of above
Thanks to the year that 2020 was, the Rolex 24 was the only auto racing event we were able to attend - we didn't even get to any airshows this year. I finally got through most of my photos from this year's Rolex. Unlike 2019, we had just about perfect weather for this year's race weekend.
1 - On Friday, they run a 4-hour race, the Michelin Pilot Challenge. It is an interesting mix of cars, from American muscle, to European sports cars, and Asian rockets.
2 - Over the past four or five years, we've gotten to know one of the Honda factory drivers, Ryan Eversley. He ran the 24 Hours a few years back with the HART Acura NSX, and this year he was driving the LA Honda World Civic Type R. His orange helmet makes it easy to spot when he's behind the wheel.
3 - Late in the race, he had a right front tire go down in the trioval, and managed to keep from hitting anything on the way back to the pits.
4 - On to the main event. The new Corvette C8.R made its debut at the Rolex.
5 - Corvettes running together in the infield section.
7 - Wax on, wax off...
8 - A pair of Acuras - Meyer Shank's NSX and a Penske DPi prototype.
9 - It's not the Rolex without the Ferris wheel!
11 - On the high banks at night.
12 -- The Penske prototypes after a night of racing.
13 - Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac prototype takes the checkered flag after a long 24 hours of racing!