Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Artists Palette/Artist Drive - Death Valley National Park (Part 32)

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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So pretty much, even though I had a possible UFO sighting the night before (that scared the shit out of me) at Artists Palette, I decided to go back and get a better view during the day time. If you missed the blog post where I talked about my possible UFO sighting, you can view it here. 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. For the next few days, I will be showing you photos from Artist Drive (road leading to Artists Palette) and from Artists Palette itself.

Some scenery on the side of the road. 

Try out a Giottos Rocket Air Blaster today!

On the left is the one-way road of Artist Drive. 

The trail leading up to the main view point. 

Panorama at Artists Palette. 

Scenery. My camera was leveled. It is the mountains that is causing the illusion. 

Artist Drive. The one-way road. 

The air quality in the desert was so clean, you can see the moon even when the sun was high in the sky. 

Switched over to my telephoto lens and shot a few photos of the moon rising over the mountains. 

Another photo of the moon. 

Another scenery shot. My camera was leveled! The tilted mountains makes it look like my camera was tilted. 

These are all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed them. Next time I will continue with more photos from Artist Drive and Artists Palette. 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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