Saturday, February 23, 2013

Rhyolite Ghost Town - Death Valley National Park (Part 15)

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 have the last 13 photos from Rhyolite Ghost Town with some from the Goldwell Open Air Museum. The photos will include a HDR composition, a panorama, and some normal photos. The ghost town itself is not in Death Valley National Park, but falls right outside its boundaries. If you do visit Death Valley National Park, Rhyolite Ghost Town is a must see! If you are into star trails, this is definitely a great place to do one! I even did one myself and it turned out great. :) I will show you the star trails I did soon in a future blog post. Also, if you want to learn how to do star trail photography, I have written up a nice tutorial here. As with all ghost towns, this used to be a very populated area, but as time passed, the place is now deserted. If you want to learn more about Rhyolite, NV, you can read more about it on Wikipedia.

HDR composition of some worn down houses in Rhyolite. 

A regular shot of the house. 

An old wagon. 

The Goldwell Open Air Museum is also in Rhyolite. It is a privately owned museum with many works of art displayed in  public. On the left are the statues of ghosts (The Last Supper) and on the right, the sculpture of "Lady Desert". 

Some hills off in the distance. 

Another work of art. 

Closer look at "Lady Desert".

Another work of art.

Main museum building off in the distance. 

Panorama of the area. 

In the back is something called the "Sit Here!".

Ghost Rider

Closer shot of "Sit Here!". 

This is all the photos for today! I hope you have enjoyed them. Next time I have some random shots of scenery on the side of the road in Death Valley National Park including a few shots at Hell's Gate. Please don't forget to share the blog post 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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