Convict Lake is located along the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains between Bishop and Mammoth.
The lake was named after an incident in 1871, where a group of convicts escaped from prison in Carson City, Nevada (about 80 miles north.norhteast of here). A posse, led by Sheriff Robert Morrison, encountered the convicts near the head of what is now Convict Creek. Morrison was killed in the encounter, and Mount Morrison was named after him. The slopes of Mount Morrison are visible above and just to the right of the lake. The Lake is easily accessible from US highway 395, making it an easy jaunt for tourists. Locals and those who know also like to come here for scenes such as this. This was captured in early October, 2006, some time ago, but I thought it would be nice to put in here since fall seems to be making an early appearance in many areas around the US. This view is looking basically westward.
** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"
- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)
- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.
::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"; Earth Wind and Fire