Low hanging fruit. Rainbows are wonderful but they don’t excite me as photographic subjects. We came upon this scene while driving in the Amargosa Desert between Death Valley and Las Vegas. It would have been perverse to not stop and take the shot. For a beautiful exposition on rainbows, see this.
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Nature’s gravers at play. Cracked mud in the Mojave Desert of California and Nevada. A note on crack formation: …When two growing cracks meet, one or both may stop. If a growing crack encounters a preexisting crack, it stops, but it may curve just a bit before the encounter. The […]
Vespertine pleasures. Scattered across the vast terrain of Death Valley National Park in California are several fields of sand dunes. The Ibex Dunes in the park’s southeast corner are set against the backdrop of the picturesque Saddle Peak Hills. This rather remote address sees relatively few visitors.
Fiery. Early morning in the Amargosa Valley on the border of California and Nevada, not far from Death Valley National Park. No pixels or saturation sliders were molested in the making of these images. Conversion from ProPhoto colourspace to sRGB (for web display) crushes the Reds.
High above Death Valley. High in the Funeral Mountains of the Amargosa Range, Chloride Cliff offers sweeping views of the north end of Death Valley from a vantage similar to that of Dante’s View and Aguereberry Point. It is, however, much more difficult to access than the other two points, requiring a high clearance 4WD […]