Thursday, March 21, 2013

Artists Palette/Artist Drive - Death Valley National Park (Part 34)

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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Today I show the last of the photos from Artist Drive and Artists Palette. Also, here is my intro to Artists Palette again for those of you who missed it. Artists Palette is famous for its colorful rocks caused by chemical reactions of the mineral rich soil. Definitely visit the area as the scenery is very beautiful and you don't really have to hike a lot. To get there, you take Artist Drive, which is a one way paved road. Here are the photos for today.

Moon rising over Artists Palette.  

Colorful mountains in Artists Palette.  

Scenery 

 The moon high in the sky



HDR of the hills. Notice the colors and the shadows of the photographers. See if you can spot me. :P 

HDR of the colorful rocks. The shadow is me.  

 HDR of the colorful rocks of Artists Palette. 



Many dry water formations can be seen through Death Valley National Park as the area used to be a huge lake before climate changes lead to desertification of the area.  

HDR Composition 

 HDR Composition



More scenery as the sun was setting.  

HDR Sunset 

One more sunset photo before exiting Artist Drive. 

These are all the photos for today! Next time, I will continue with photos from near Furnace Creek and Furnace Creek itself. They are mostly sunset and night photos. 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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