January 22, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday - Rhyolite Nevada

This is a great little stop if you happen to be traveling on US95 through Central Nevada.

Ryolite is about 100 miles north of Las Vegas and about 350 miles south of Reno.  So it's a great place to take a little break and get the blood flowing through your veins again!  And it's FREE!!

I have been here several times, but all the pictures I have are pre-digital.  So on January 14 while driving from Reno to Las Vegas I was able to get some digital shots.

This is one shot I choose for Shadow Shot Sunday and Scenic Sunday.  It is one of many sculptures in this little ghost town.

The Last Supper
Poland-born Belgian sculptor Albert Szukalski completed this sculpture in 1984.  He made the figures by wrapping live models in plaster-soaked fabric to achieve his Apostle o' Shrouds effect. Szukalski, died in 2000 at age 54. Although his Last Supper was built decades before the first Lord of the Rings movie was released, his ghostly white forms resemble the dark Ringwraiths in those films.  What do you think? 

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  1. Debbie-- What a fabulous Blog! I love it the SSS gets us connected to others we may never have know about!

    I LOVE the Layers in this shot, from the Bright sky, to the Figures, to the Shadows!



  2. What I think is...I would not like to stumble upon these creatures unexpectedly on a dark night. I would be terrified!

    Shadowy Path

  3. Oh Wow! I would love to see this!

  4. They do! Very effective in creating that creepy effect, great piece!

  5. What an awesome photo. The display seems to be in the perfect spot. A powerful display with an amazing scenic background. And, shadows too. Awesome!

  6. What an interesting sculpture. Just think of all the things we miss when we fly places instead of drive.

  7. I think it's intriguing. and I like the setting where it's placed - perfect. excellent shot. love the wide expanse of blue sky. wishing you a happy week.

  8. Reno is one of my favorite places to visit. So much beauty there provided by nature. Loved this shot.

  9. How interesting! You have to love roadside art .. no matter what it is or where you find it.

  10. So impressive in the midst of what appears to be a rural landscape! And the lighting and shadows in the photo create magical drama!


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