Cinder Cone, Owens Valley
Between Independence and Big Pine, the slope below the Palisades was smooth with snow. On the valley floor is a volcanic cinder cone called Red Mountain.
The Owens Valley is full of volcanic structures, all of which I find difficult to photograph. The volcanic rock is dark and pockmarked, and just swallows light. Red Mountain is usually just a dark spot within the image. So the Sierra’s steal the show for now.