Mobius Arch

Christopher RobinOur Town Arts

About this time last year, I ventured into Death Valley National Park, California, to photograph the scenic wonders offered by the remote park. We then relocated to Lone Pine, California, to photograph in the Alabama Hills. Never heard of them?

The generation who grew up with Saturday matinees of Gene Autry, Hopalong Cassidy or John Wayne know these rounded rocks and eroded hills. Bad guys chased down many a stagecoach and the good guys sang silly songs as they rode along the lonesome trails of the Alabama Hills. More recently, scenes of Gladiator and car commercials have been made here.

As for me, I did not need fancy lights or a director to call “action.” I just went to enjoy the relative solitude and beauty of the area. This image almost shows Lone Pine Peak framed through Mobius Arch. It was a day when clouds drifted in and out, this was as close to seeing the peak as we got.

Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Phoenix Building at 418 South Gay Street where you can stop and see their work. Their website is All works are copyright protected.


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