Death Valley Part One

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I was extremely fortunate to spend a few days in Death Valley in late March. Having only driven through once previously, without even stopping, I was unaware of what an absolutely amazing place it is. I took several photos and while there are some that I like, I can only imagine what opportunities there are when there are clouds in the sky to complement the amazing scenery. I will post several images in the coming days. I cannot wait to returnĀ and explore some of the other treasures that this park has to offer.

This image was taken at dawn from the hills above Twenty Mule Team Canyon, looking west toward Zabriskie Point and the Panamints, which are across the valley and are the distant peaks to the right in this image. I love the color of the sky before the first rays peek over the ridges from the east. I hiked up in the dark to the highest point I could find that featured a pleasing vantage and then experimented with many compositions. It is hard to find bad scenery!

Photograph information:

  • Sony A7r
  • Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
  • ISO 100, f/11 @ 0.8 sec.
  • Tripod and cable release employed
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