Death Valley – Eureka Mine

(Since the latest blog, when posted, goes at the top, you may want to start at the last blog on Death Valley  (Badwater), which was actually the first posted (see the dates) and work your way back up to the present (this post).)Annette and I had seen an abandoned car near the Eureka Mine in …

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Death Valley – Mesquite Flats Dunes

The dunes were probably my favorite location for the trip.However, I got off to a rough start.  It was 5:30 a.m.  It was still dark.  I asked the instructor which lens would work best.  He gave the right answer but it was not the one I wanted to hear.  He said that whatever lens you …

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Death Valley – Artists Palette

Artists Palette seemed to be a favorite of the group and particularly of the instructors.  Annette, too, seemed to love the place.  Each of them seemed to remark about the beauty of the multi-hued dirt soil.  But for me, we were taking pictures of piles of dirt.  Beauty, as they say, is in the eye of the …

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Death Valley – 20 Mule Canyon

Wednesday was a day of shooting dirt.  In the morning was 20 Mule Canyon and in the evening was the Artists’ Palette.But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.  Let’s start with 20 Mule Canyon, which is where we went for sunrise.Sunrise was wonderful to watch.  You could see the sun light the tips of the …

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Death Valley – Rhyolite

Rhyolite is a ghost town on the road out of Death Valley toward Beatty, NV.  It is pretty accessible and that is why I was somewhat disappointed.  All of the building remains were fenced off.  I suppose it was for the average tourists’ safety, but it meant that we couldn’t get up close and personal …

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Death Valley – Salt Creek

Tuesday morning dawned bright and early.  Annette and I know this because we was already out at Salt creek looking for the perfect composition for a sunrise shot!Salt Creek?  I didn’t know there were creeks in the desert!  Ah, but there are!  Salt creek is fed by a spring.  Unfortunately, the water coming up through …

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Death Valley – Texas Springs

Monday morning and afternoon, 5 of the 6 students went with one instructor back to the classroom while the other instructor contacted the Park Rangers and started the search for our missing classmate at Zabriskie Point.(Since the latest blog, when posted, goes at the top, you may want to start at the last blog on …

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Death Valley – Zabriskie Point

Zabriskie Point was our first sunrise.  We had to drive 30 minutes to get there and we wanted to be there before civil twilight co that we could find a great place for a sunrise image. Do you realize what time we had to get out of bed?  Fortunately, our bodies were on East Coast …

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Death Valley – Badwater

Annette and I participated in a Photography Workshop in Death Valley this past week.  In fact, we just got home today after taking the red-eye flight back east.The workshop was good.  They pushed you to expand your vision.  In fact, part of their tag line is to, “Seek your vision.” Each day we were out …

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