Death Valley


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Jan 17

A Look Back—Artist’s Palette

Photograph of Artist’s Palette in Death Valley, California

Brightly colored rock at Artist’s Palette, Death Valley

A detail of the Artist’s Palette area of Death Valley. My first trip to Death Valley and the multi-colored badlands were glowing at sunset. Taken March 8, 2006.


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Aug 13

Death Valley 2013–Telescope Peak

Photograph of telescope Peak framed by the window of an adobe ruin at the Harmony Borax Works, Death Valley National ParkA view of Telescope Peak framed by the wall of an adobe building at the Harmony Borax Works.


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Jul 13

Death Valley 2013–Harmony Borax Works

Photograph of an adobe ruin at the Harmony Borax Works, Death Valley National ParkAn outbuilding at the Harmony Borax Works. The Borax Works was active from 1883 to 1888.


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Jul 13

Death Valley 2013–20-Mule Team Wagon

Photograph of a 20-Mule Team Wagon at the Harmony Borax Works, Death Valley National ParkOne of the famous 20-mule team wagons that transported borax from the Harmony Borax Works 165 miles to the nearest railhead at the town of Mojave. The wagons hauled ten tons of Borax and a 1,200 gallon water tank.


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Jul 13

Death Valley 2013–Artists Palette

Photograph of colorful rock formations at Artists Palette, Death Valley National ParkAn early morning view of the multi-colored hills of Artists Palette. The browns, blacks, reds yellows and intermediate shades are caused by iron oxides. Purple hues are due to magnesium. The green colors may be caused by copper or the breakdown of mica.


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Jul 13

Death Valley 2013–Badwater

Photograph of a mountain reflected in a pool at Badwater, Death Valley National ParkBadwater is the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere at 282 feet below sea level. The small spring-fed pool is the remnant of an ancient lake that once covered Death Valley’s floor. The salt deposits in and around the pool explain the origin of the name.


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Jul 13

Death Valley 2013–Telescope Peak Moonset 2

Photograph of a full moon setting over Telescope Peak, Death Valley National ParkZoomed in to 220mm on the 70-300mm lens. 1/80th of a second exposure, ISO 400, f/8.0


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Jul 13

Death Valley 2013–Telescope Peak Moonset

Photograph of a full moon setting over Telescope Peak, Death Valley National ParkI was aware the moon would be setting near sunrise the previous morning at the Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes, but I hadn’t checked to see when it would set this morning. I was happy to find this alignment with Telescope Peak when I arrived at Badwater. This was about 40 minutes before sunrise.


1
Jul 13

Death Valley 2013–Golden Canyon

Photograph of Golden Canyon, Death Valley National ParkThe yellow rocks of Golden Canyon are the tilted and folded beds of sediment from ancient lakes; they have been uplifted and carved by water within the last few million years. In late afternoon light the walls of the canyon seem to glow.


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Jun 13

Death Valley 2013–Golden Canyon Red Cathedral

Photograph of Red Cathedral in Golden Canyon, Death Valley National ParkThe Red Cathedral is less than an hour hike up Golden Canyon. The formation consists of red oxidized rocks and contrasts nicely with the yellow mudstones and siltstones of Golden Canyon.