Zabriskie point is one of the most photographed places in Death Valley. If you can hit it just right, the sunrise images here are great. We waited around, but never got a great sunrise, but we did get some nice light in the early morning. The clouds were a bit too much for the sun to peak out, but it was a nice scene.
Here is a shot of Mobius Arch in The Alabama Hills just before sunrise. The Alamama Hills is located a few miles from the town of Lone Pine, California. The Alabama Hills is where most of the westerns were filmed as well as some of the space movies. Mobius Arch is one of the draws to the area and is really nice in the winter with snow on the mountains. I will have to come back here at a later time of the year next time.
Equipment: Canon 7D with Canon 10-22mm lens. Post camera processing in Nik Color Effects Pro and Photoshop.
Me at Mobius Arch. The arch is not as big as you imagine from the photos take of it. It is a wide angle shot and you need at least a 20mm lens to get a good image. That's good to know before you go!
As a photographer you spend a lot of time looking for the right light as well as the perfect time to photograph a paticular landscape or subject. The weather palys a big part of a photographers shot, and can make or break a shot. But when the elements all come together and you can get to the right place at the right time, it can be spectacular! On the way back from a long day photographing at Bodie, Kevin and I started watching the sky. It was near late afternoon when the sun would set behind the mountains in about 20 minutes. The sky was very dark and could be a great shot if we could get to the Mono Lake overlook in time. I have drove like mad on many times only to get there a minute too late. I thought this would be another one of those times! As we got to the overlook we see this vivid partial rainbow over mono lake. I quickly get my gear and snap only two images before the sun hides behind the mountains. Wow! This was cool storm to see and photograph.
Equipment: Canon 7D with EFS 10-22mm lens with polarizer. Processed in Photoshop and Nik Color Effects Pro.
This is the inside view of the church at Bodie. There is wire across the entrance, so this is what you get from the view just inside the door. It is amazing how well it looks after all these years. I am sure a lot went on here on Sundays.
Image data: Canon 7D with Canon EFS 10-22mm lens. Processed in Photoshop and Nik Color Effects Pro.