Tricia A. Mitchell is a freelance writer and photographer. Born in Europe but raised in the United States, she has lived in Valletta, Malta; Heidelberg, Germany; and Split, Croatia. An avid globetrotter who has visited more than 65 countries, she has a penchant for off-season travel. Tricia has learned that travel’s greatest gift is not sightseeing, rather it is the interactions with people. Some of her most memorable experiences have been sharing a bottle of champagne with distant French cousins in Lorraine, learning how to milk goats in a sleepy Bulgarian village, and ringing in the Vietnamese New Year with a Hanoi family. She welcomes any opportunity to practice French and German, and she loves delving into a place’s history and artisanal food scene.
A former education administrator and training specialist, Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in international relations. She and her husband, Shawn, married in the ruins of a snowy German castle. They’ve been known to escape winter by basing themselves in coastal Croatia or Southeast Asia.
Her writing has appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Frommer’s, and International Living.
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31 thoughts on “Photo du Jour: The Golden Lane – Sparks, Nevada”
The quote could not be more perfect for this stunning image.
I’m flattered; thank you so much for your kind compliment, Elisa!
Such a lovely photo. I really enjoyed this.
Rachael, the high desert has a stark beauty about it. Actually, this is an abandoned golf course’s pathway. Looking at your lovely landscape photography has definitely inspired me; thank you for that and your nice comment! :)
You’re welcome, Tricia. What a lovely thing to say – thanks! :)
Tricia THIS photograph is spectacular beyond belief. I know I say that it a lot – But these photographs should be hung on a wall – put in a book. The quote is apropo, Hugs Virginia
(Blushing) Thank you, Virginia for your tremendous support! Once we get settled in a home again, I would love to have my favorites printed and hung on the wall, as they’re the ideal way to recall special memories ’round the world.
Your photos are beautiful. I love this one!
Merci, Cécile! It’s hard to believe that this path cutting through the desert used to be a golf course!
Wonderful golden haze!
Jo, the golden hour here in the high desert is beautiful – made even more golden by the flora on the surrounding hillsides!
An exceptional quote Tricia! And a striking photo indeed. Hugs, Sharon
Many thanks, Sharon. I thought the two made a fitting pair. :) Sending warm wishes for happy hours on your side of the Atlantic. We’ll be on that side again soon too!
Reblogged this on artbynorunn and commented:
Interessting blog with lovely photos
Tusen takk for reblogging this post, Norunn! Someday soon, I hope to make it to Norway to see your country’s beautiful fjords. (I’ve been to Oslo and Bergen, but I’d love to see my ancestor’s home spots too.)
Fantastic composition and processing… love it.
Thanks so much, Bashar. Actually, Mother Nature processed the scene beautifully (golden hour, when the high desert’s at its best; I just boosted the picture one notch to highlight the golden surroundings).
So much truth in those words and your composition sets the mood perfectly :-)
Many thanks, Anyes! It’s an inspirational quote indeed.
Awesome capture, thanks Tricia.
Thanks, Mark. :)
All I can say is to echo everyone’s comments. To be on that road riding through that golden landscape looks surreal. What a golden photo opportunity. You have an eye for art, design and quality, Beautiful, Tricia.
What a truly gracious and generous comment, Lynne. I am really flattered. Knowing that others appreciate my pictures certainly inspires me to try new things and share what I’ve captured. The lighting is so beautiful and warm here in Nevada. Now, I’ll need to practice shooting in low-light situations. :)
Thank you, Marina.
Many thanks, Yvette, and welcome! It’s a pleasure to connect.
We pass by this spot almost daily on our walks, but it’s just not the same if we’re not there during that magical golden hour light. :)
I could look at that photo all day, you have caught it in the perfect light. Apt quote too!
Belated thanks to you, Sasha, for your kind comment. It was indeed the ‘golden hour’ during this walk. Now that we’re in Germany’s Alps, that golden, warm scene looks even more inviting.