Calico Ghost Town

We had the most interesting and hectic 4 days in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. I took over 1100 pictures!

Temperature in Death Valley and Las Vegas was in the high of 42C/104F... It was really, really hot and I almost had a heat stroke while touring Calico Ghost Town. I just felt faint and dizzy all of a sudden and had to sit in a shaded area.

Anyway, while trying to recover, I saw this couple who were walking while holding a Kettlebell. I can't believe they were trying to work out while sight seeing in that temperature! Too bad I was too faint to take a picture of them... anyway, here's some pictures from Calico Ghost Town...


ghee said...

Hi Jo!Nice to be here again!

wow ha?1100 pics??oh well,i bet you had a lot of fun despite of the heat.

and the food below!i might want to forget my diet,hehe

looking forward to seeing your next pics and thanks for dropping by Jo. :D

Mich said...

thank you for dropping by Jo! and for the nice comments :)

Heart of Rachel said...

That's an interesting place Jo. Thanks for sharing these great photos. I'm glad you had a wonderful trip.

dianne - bunny trails said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Much too hot for me, though. I like the Chinese Bath Tub. :D

Kathy said...

How cool! Never been anywhere like that before.

I would have been faint too. I'm not real good with high temps.

Great pics!!

JO said...

Hi Ghee,
Yes it was short but fun!

Hi Mich,
Thanks for returning the visit.

Hi Rach, Dianne and Kathy,
Thanks for stopping by. Despite the heat, it was great!

dianne - bunny trails said...

Jo - as to the b&w photo with yellow flowers, it's really a simple process. I use Photoshop, but you can do this in other programs.

You begin with your full-color photo and then create a duplicate layer on top of that. Convert the top layer to B&W. Select the B&W layer and choose the eraser tool, adjusting the size as needed.

Erase the part of the photo where you want the color to show through. I've done this before with my boys wearing baseball caps, which was pretty easy. This one took a LONG time because of the dandelion detail.

When I'm done, I usually flatten my image, reduce the size, save as a .jpg, then upload.

If you have questions, let me know.


JO said...

Thanks Diane! Will definitely try it out one of these days!

Raquel said...

ang daming pictures. I'm sure all of you had a great time.