Photographer's Note

If you're looking for a real-estate investment, here's a fixer-upper with a guest house and great view of the mountains. With a new roof and paint job this home might fetch a million USD...

Well maybe that would have been true a couple years ago in the robust California real estate market but times certainly are a changing.

Actually these structures aren't for sale. They're just some irresistible abandoned shacks fronting the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains just south of the tiny village of Lee Vining. They are rather close to Mono Lake and hard to miss when driving from Lee Vining to Mono's south shore. All and all though, they do have a spectacular location and would make great cottages for the eco-minded tourist traveling through the area.

The shacks are the type of subjects photographers find hard to pass up. And when your traveling with like minded photographers, you tend to linger at such places.

I have tried my hand at shooting this place from afar several times in the past. But this time at the prodding of Steve Sieren, I actually approached the shacks and took a look inside making a memorable physical connection with them. There wasn't much to see besides an old mattress, shabby clothes, and mostly rubbish but it was still interesting just the same.

Happy friday!

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Additional Photos by Douglas Arrasin (darrasin) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 717 W: 55 N: 835] (2860)
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