Mountains - Death Valley, California - 2007

Posted by
Craig (Vacaville, California, United States) on 23 February 2007 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Just for reference, if a car was sitting on the top of one of those peaks in the center of this photo it would be so small you would have a hard time seeing it.

SONY DSC-H5 1/1000 second F/5.6 ISO 80 44 mm

M.E. from Encino, United States

how did you manage to take this one? great perspective! great, huge, amazing - and I'm not referring to the mountain but how your photo looks!

23 Feb 2007 6:25am

@M.E.: This one was pretty easy. Just pulled over to the side of the road, zoomed out, and snapped! Thanks for all your comments M.E. I enjoy following your photoblog as well!

badala from Leiria, Portugal

The colors and texture...phenomenal.

23 Feb 2007 7:29am

@badala: A most gracious thank you badala!

purelysnow from Chengdu, China

Death Valley certainly has intriguing geological features. The coloring, shapes, and shadows of your photo are amazing, though for some reason I'm getting thirsty just looking at it!

23 Feb 2007 8:00am

@purelysnow: I did spend some time dodging the shadows on this one. You know, I love Aminus3. I feel it has made me a better photographer. But, for all its strengths, it still can't show our images in a very hi-resolution. I feel this photo, in particular, is viewed so much better in hi - res. Still, I understand the technical restraints of showing all these images in hi-res.

I do enjoy your work and China as well!

Yvon from Meerkerk, Netherlands

Death Valley is an amazing place. It's a long time since I've been there. Your pictures brings back memories. I love your series.

23 Feb 2007 9:13am

@Yvon: Thank you so much Yvon!

Daroru from Osaka, Japan

Mindboggling shot!

23 Feb 2007 2:46pm

@Daroru: I have to keep my eye on your work. Your recent posts are excellent!

Daniel from United States

The light is a little harsh. BUt, the colors are very interesting earth tones.

23 Feb 2007 2:49pm

C. Benjamin from San Francisco, United States

loving this series dude, my mind is screaming "ROADTRIP!!!!!"

23 Feb 2007 4:17pm

@C. Benjamin: Obviously, I had a great trip to Death Valley. I took over 269 photos and only made it to 1/10 of the park! I could spend a month photographing this place but I might have to find a different family to put up with me! :0)

P.S. Your bluebird shot today was increadable!

Sylvia from Milano, Italy

AMAZING! The perspective, it boggles. I thought it was a cool geological close up of igneous schmigneous at first. Excellent work.

23 Feb 2007 4:54pm

@Sylvia: Hahaha! Good one! And thank you so much for the complement!

Angry Buddha from United States

Another great shot from your trip.

23 Feb 2007 5:08pm

@Angry Buddha: Thanks Sean!

Anne from White Rock, Canada

Another fabulous shot! Thanks for the info about the size! It would be difficult to know how big it was without a reference in the shot, such as people or trees somewhere, but as the name suggests, it looks barren of any kind of life.

23 Feb 2007 6:42pm

@Anne: The geology was increadable as was the wildlife I found! It's a funny thing that I found more wildlife in Death Valley than in Yosemite National Park!

Ahraht from Loures, Portugal

Outstanding. Phenomenal shot. What can I say, Love it.

23 Feb 2007 10:45pm

@Ahraht: Thanks so much Ahraht! I enjoy your work as well!

Myst from Bologna, Italy

Great great shot! Wonderful colours!

23 Feb 2007 11:56pm

@Myst: Thanks Myst! I've been enjoying your work too!

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Amazing! The colors are unbelievable.

24 Feb 2007 2:37am

1/1000 second
ISO 80
44 mm