Sunday, February 10, 2013

Father Crowley Point/Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes - Death Valley National Park (Part 4)

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: Happy Chinese New Year people! 新年快乐!恭喜发财,红包拿来!:P For those of you who can't read Chinese, it says: Happy New Years! Gong Hay Fat Choy, Bring me red envelope. Anyways, so I had guests over yesterday to celebrate so I didn't find much time to write up a blog post, plus I got 2 tests coming up in class so I have to really start reviewing. But before I do, here is a blog post for you people since I didn't post yesterday.

Today I have the rest of the photos from Father Crowley Point, photos from Mesquite Dunes, and a few photos I shot on the road to Scotty's Castle. I will not begin my Scotty's Castle photos until next time. Hope you enjoy.

There are a lot of abandoned mineral minds in Death Valley National Park. Look at the red dirt on the ground. Must be full of minerals.  

Father Crowley Point 

 Father Crowley Point

A shot of the highway in Death Valley National Park as I head to Mesquite Dunes.  

Here is Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes! What a lot of people think the desert is. Just filled with sand. Lots and lots of sand. But this is only part of the desert. 

 Here is a panorama at Mesquite Dunes. The lighting changed dramatically (due to the clouds moving) when I shot this so the colors ended up a little bit awkward when I combined them. 

 More Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. 

I wanted to get a low angle shot of the place. Got a bit too low I guess. The front part of the sand is blurred out.  

Vegetation in the desert. Even in the sand.  

More vegetation in the desert.  

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Animal foot prints in the desert sand.  The desert is full of life. 

On the drive to Scotty's Castle. I didn't take my photos on the route because I was a bit late! Trying to get there before the last tour of the day! LOL I got there in time by the way. :) First time when I went to Death Valley National Park (when I was still a kid) we didn't know the closing time for Scotty's Castle. We got there when it was dark and the ranger was like we are closed. HAHA I was happy I got a tour this time. 

Another shot of the highway. 

These are all the photos for today! I hope you have enjoyed them! Like I said last time, I have 70 photos from Scotty's Castle, so I will begin those immediately next time. It will span over several parts. I hope you have enjoyed these shots for today. 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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