While I keep finding great stuff on Flickr, my favorite photo group is one of the smaller ones: The California Desert.
There aren't many contributors, but the stuff that shows up there really appeals to my sense of desert scenery. (Yes, there's scenery in the desert.)
Just spend a few minutes browsing the group pool and you'll find some real gems.
Last summer I began regularly flying my glider in the area which is known as the Great Basin (see also: Great Basin National Park) and quickly came to enjoy being in the desert. I like the dry air, the clear skies, the great soaring conditions, and the sparseness of it all. When the sun goes down, it's quiet outside. And the view of the night sky is to die for. I'm probably going to buy a telescope this year just for use in the desert.
Every once in a while, often right around sunrise or sunset, I realize that feels a bit like some of the far away worlds depicted in Star Wars.
I should really take more pictures there next summer. Maybe I can start up a Great Basin group on Flickr. I bet there are some awesome photos of the Nevada desert floating around out there.
What are your favorite Flickr groups?
Posted by jzawodn at January 21, 2005 08:02 PM