Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Scotty's Castle - Death Valley National Park (Part 6)

At the end of November last year (2012), I took a trip to Death Valley National Park. This is the second trip there in my life. The 1st time I went, I was still a little kid, and I didn't start taking photos yet. This time, I have a pro camera and I am ready to shoot the scenery. Death Valley National Park is known for its "out of this world" scenery, UFO sightings, and many other things. The desert is a very mysterious and beautiful place. In this chain of blog posts, I will be showing you mainly photos of Death Valley National Park, but also photos from surrounding areas like The Mojave Desert, Alabama Hills, and Rhyolite Ghost Town. I have picked out over 400 photos from my trip to show you guys and I will be dividing them into many blog posts. Unlike blog  post chains before, I obviously can't put a link of ever blog post on every single blog post, so instead, I will do the same thing I did for my Yellowstone National Park photos before, by sticking a link of the Next and Previous post on each blog post instead.

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing. To see my best work from Death Valley National Park, use this link. To see all of the photos from my Death Valley National Park trip use this link.

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Message from the Photographer: Now just making a correction to my message yesterday, the Chinese New Year parade in SF is actually next Saturday (02-23-2013) not this Saturday (02-16-2013). Not much else I want to tell you so let's start with the photos for today.

Today I will start on the photos I took on the tour of Scotty's Castle. Last time, the photos were taken before the tour, today I post the photos I took on the tour. Like yesterday, if you want to find out more about Scotty's Castle, you can read about it on Wikipedia. I will try my best to tell you a little bit about the castle, but I'll be honest here, I didn't pay much attention to what the tour guide was saying and mainly focused on not messing up my photos. XD I can't tell you too much.

The main walkway outside in Scotty's Castle. Where the entrances are.  




Cars driven at that time.  

 The car of the owner. 



The real name of the place is Death Valley Ranch. It turned into Scotty's Castle when the owner Albert Mussey Johnson asked his friend Walter Scott to give tours of his house for him, and convince visitors that the castle actually belonged to "Scotty" instead of him. I know this all sounds awkward, but if you want to see the whole story, you can read about it on Wikipedia.

Interior Living Room 




See the hot spot at the top of the image? The room was too big for me to point my flash straight up so I pointed a bit forward. Disappointed it made a hot spot, but I managed to balance the area out a bit with the rest of the photo. 

The guy in the center was our tour guide. 

So this has been another 10 photos from Scotty's Castle! That means I got 50 more photos from Scotty's Castle in posts to come! I hope you have enjoyed them. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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