Sunrise - Zabriskie Point - Death Valley, CA

Posted by
Craig (Vacaville, California, United States) on 13 April 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Click here for the beginning of the Death Valley series.

SONY DSLR-A900 1/15 second F/6.3 ISO 100 135 mm

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

incredible !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

13 Apr 2009 5:50am

Stunner from Kingston, Jamaica

Spectacular landscape!

13 Apr 2009 7:06am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Gorgeous scenery.

13 Apr 2009 8:50am

Hidalgo from Herunen, Finland

Wow. I have heard about that Zabriskie Point (movie) and now I can admire it thru Your very nice photo. Is that the same place?

13 Apr 2009 9:06am

@Hidalgo: From Wikipedia: The film's title refers to Zabriskie Point in Death Valley, the location of the film's famous desert love scene, in which members of the Open Theatre simulate an orgy.

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

amazing - simply amazing!

13 Apr 2009 10:37am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

That is Phenomenal, the strenght and beauty takes my breath away, love the compo Craig :)

13 Apr 2009 11:09am

nazanin from tehran, Iran

i like ihis shot

13 Apr 2009 11:14am

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Beautiful detail in that rock! I love the pinkish tinge to the mountain range in the background. Lovely landscape, Craig!

13 Apr 2009 11:18am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Awesome place, the valley and this point! Beautifully captured.

13 Apr 2009 11:22am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific capture. Wonderful pastel colors on the distant ridge. There is so much more to Death Valley than we often realize.

13 Apr 2009 11:49am

@john4jack: This is now my favorite park! It is the largest national park in the U.S. I spent days there and only visited a fraction of what it has to offer. I plan on going back next February (best time of the year because the temps are in the mid 70s)! Stay tuned. I've only begun my Death Valley series. Thanks for all your comments John!

K.B.R from Switzerland

I can only applaud this wonderful nature that impresses me every time, beautiful

13 Apr 2009 11:58am

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


13 Apr 2009 12:02pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Your Death Valley shots are all beautiful! Who would have thought that a place with a name like "Death" could be so wonderful! Nice series.

13 Apr 2009 12:07pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Wow! Impressive. Such wonderful layers, colors, and patterns.

13 Apr 2009 1:07pm

Cheryl from Texas, United States

excellent caputure Craig!! excellent colours, light, and compo....5 stars!!!

13 Apr 2009 1:07pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! Stunning contrast of the 2 rock faces! A wonderful composition!

13 Apr 2009 1:35pm

Still from France

Awesome colours!

13 Apr 2009 1:40pm

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Superb !! Amazing colors and beautiful composition !

13 Apr 2009 1:44pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Oh,my. I have a new favourite.

13 Apr 2009 3:51pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

merveilleuses couleurs et lumière! Très belle composition!

13 Apr 2009 5:06pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

An amazing landscape... love the colors and this series! Excellent work!

13 Apr 2009 5:26pm

DaveB from Exeter, United Kingdom

Love the lighting in this one

13 Apr 2009 7:18pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

'Like another world' is an overused phrase but it sure applies here. Amazing.

13 Apr 2009 11:25pm

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Beautifully done, Craig!! The layers of light and colour is fantastic!

14 Apr 2009 2:41am

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Nice, Craig. I need to get down there.

The formation in the foreground would be of interest to any geologist. Fascinating.

14 Apr 2009 2:57am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

sensational landscape - i like the two distinct layers that you have captured here! the light and tones are so different! you have maintained good sharpness throughout the shot too - well done!

14 Apr 2009 3:55am

Full Sprint from waterloo, Canada

Spectacular landscape and awesome photo !

15 Apr 2009 2:58pm

Bill from Los Altos, United States

Great capture of the alpen glow. It's so fickle and quick. Well done.

18 Apr 2009 9:42am

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

I cant get over the shapes, Amazing

20 Apr 2009 8:30pm

Mike from Viols le fort, France

Très beau contraste entre les formes et les couleurs. j'aime beaucoup.

22 Apr 2009 4:40pm

ginger from Melbourne, Australia

your landscapes are hauntingly beautiful!

23 Apr 2009 10:40am

@ginger: Perhaps the highest complement I've received! Thanks so much!

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

These shots at sunrise are wonderful ... I hope you didn't FREEZE as we did standing here on a November morning!

7 May 2009 11:17am

1/15 second
ISO 100
135 mm