Sunset at Zabriskie Point Death Valley National Park

1 month 6 days ago #652128 by Alex
A photo I took this past weekend during sunset at Zabriskie Point.  Crazy hot there, however where Death Valley lacks in comfortable temperatures, it makes up in ambient beauty that surrounds you.  

I drove 5 hours, which turned into 8 because of a horrible accident I got caught behind.  When I arrived at Death Valley I had only less than an hour to recon and find some cool vantage points.  This shot was the one I was most happy with considering time restrictions.  I stayed up till 1:45am trying to find a good shot, woke up early after only able to sleep for 1.5 hours, to get the sunrise (I'll share that photo shortly), then drove 5.5 hours back home to take my son swimming.  Long day, I was exhausted!


Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON Z 7
Lens: NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/13.0
Shutter speed: 0.6 sec
Captured: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 8:20am


Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON Z 7
Lens: NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S
ISO: 64
Aperture: f/13.0
Shutter speed: 1.3 sec
Captured: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 8:23am

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1 month 6 days ago #652129 by garyrhook
I would prefer to see the top one cropped to the upper square portion; the foreground doesn't hold that much interest for me, and the hills and sky are really the subject. I like the second one as is.


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1 month 6 days ago #652143 by Alex
Hey Gary,

Good point.  

What do you think?


Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON Z 7
Lens: NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/13.0
Shutter speed: 0.6 sec
Captured: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 8:20am

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1 month 6 days ago #652156 by Shadowfixer1
Not Gary, but much better. Excellent image.

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1 month 6 days ago #652176 by Breanna Ellington
Cropped version is much better. Nice set Alex! 


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1 month 5 days ago #652200 by Camera Diva
#2 is my favorite as well.  That landscape is so stunning, love those browns.  

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1 month 5 days ago #652204 by garyrhook
For me, I think this is an improvement. I'd still make it perfectly square, but that's a nit.

I would encourage some dodging on those golden hills.

Nicely seen.


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1 month 1 day ago #652615 by Scott Klubeck
Hey Alex, have you been to the dunes up there?  

Nice set of photos.  #2 for me. 


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3 weeks 6 days ago #653162 by Sara Miles
Good set! I like the cropped version. Nice view! 


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