Friday, March 22, 2013

Furnace Creek - Death Valley National Park (Part 35)

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 some sunset and night photos from Furnace Creek and near Furnace Creek. Most of the photos for today are long exposures. Thought it would be fun to try it out. :) If you plan on doing long exposures, definitely get a steady tripod! You'll need it.

HDR composition of the sunset on my way to Furnace Creek.  

A shot of the sunset from Furnace Creek. The cars didn't move that much in this shot sadly... 

 Here is another long exposure at Furnace Creek. 

A photo of Furnace Creek Resort.  

Now we're talking. :) The cars passing by made cool lines in my long exposure.  

 Another long exposure of the cars driving by. 

HDR composition of the moon over Furnace Creek.  

The sun set and it is night in Death Valley National Park. The streaks of light is of cars passing by. Sadly I forgot to factor in the decrease of light so the left side is a bit under exposed.  

I did one more exposure to try to compensate for the decreasing light. Slightly better. :) Pretty much, especially during the sunset or sunrise, it is a lot of trial and error as there is no way to predict. The amount of light is constantly changing! 

These are all the photos for today! I hope you have enjoyed them. Next time I will have a photo from Rhyolite Ghost Town in Rhyolite, NV. It is a star trails time lapse/long exposure I shot at night. 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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