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The hidden secret of Lone Pine California is about to be revealed. 😉

Well, you may already know about Lone Pine, but I’m going to give you the fun story behind this image.

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One thing I love to do is research where we plan to photograph.  In California on the 395 hwy is a tiny town called Lone Pine.  They only have 1 traffic light.  As we were coming home from a trip from Lake Tahoe, Kevin and I saw an awesome Western Museum, so we had to stop because …. this was our first time in Lone Pine.

It was amazing!!!! We also were lucky to have the actual curator of the museum give us a tour…What?!  How cool is that?!

We found out that Lone Pine basically is the capital of the Hollywood western movie scene.  But, they also made lots of other movies and commercials in this tiny town.

The classic movie ‘Gunga Din’ was made in Lone Pine. They brought in tons of props and animals for the movie.  You can see all of the information in the Museum and I recommend this book: The Holland House presents “On location in Lone Pine”: A pictorial guide to movies shot in and around California’s Alabama Hills.  It has maps and wonderful images of the movies made there.

I have a treat for you, too.  The video below is the fun adventure we had when I shot this image, “Gunga Din LonePine”.  It’s a beautiful hidden place below Mt. Whitney.

You can purchase this image on Thirty9 for yourself or how about for someone that loves classical movies. You’ll have a beautiful photograph and the story behind the makings of the work.

“A painter like expression in contrast and color. A harsh line of beauty in competition of composition from foreground to background.”

This image is for sale on Thirty9.  Know that when you purchase one of my images here, you’ll have top quality and a guarantee that you’ll be happy with, and you will also be helping our environment because Sullivan J Photography donates some of our profits to the Sierra Club.   Just a fyi, Lone Pine is in the foothills of the Sierra mountain range.

Cheers to beauty and history,

Janice Sullivan

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