Jean Dry Lake Bed
You’d be surprised knowing for such an empty desert how pretty these sunsets can be out here. I can honestly say I have shot here more times then I can count. I gotta hand it to nature that somehow being in the middle of no where you can still see amazing landscapes and the cotton candy skies and dust hitting the ground create such a superhero effect.
In Fine Art Photography, we use many of the locations as our canvas and most of time nature does the work for us. Ironically, it’s a nature preserve in Sloan NV, but I have never seen any wild animals over there. It lies near the interstate 15, and when people are not cam ping here it’s a popular place for scenic weddings and other things that keep people from escape the city normality.
I love the breeze here, I love the hot air in the summers and the cold cotton candy skies in the winter. I’ve known this place my whole life and every time I go I find something else to photograph or I get share and experience and share the mountains that lie behind the dry lake. Is also the perfect place to film fight scenes and movies, and surprisingly The Hangover was also filmed here at one point.
On of my favorite things about Jean Lake is the giant dust storms and dust tornado devils that happen on the flat sand. They just look stunning, and I love it cause that’s my chance to pull my camera out and shoot as its happening. Nevada is my hometown, and this is just one of those places that I love coming home.