Death Valley: Blurred Past

131202_DV_Car by Karl G. Graf.

Canon 7D, EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS @ 100mm, f/11, 1/90 sec, ISO 200

Throughout Death Valley, there are artifacts of the blurred history of people trying to work the land.  This photo was taken at an abandoned copper mine and home site.  What is the story behind this site?  How hard life must have been?  What kind of people lived here in the extreme heat of the summer and the extreme cold in the winter?  What did they get from all their toil?  What was the event or series of events that triggered them to leave?  I am sure the history behind this site is a whole story by itself.

To help the image of a blurred history, I added a vignette blur on the edges.


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