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The Apocalypse - Badwater - Death Valley National Park



I have to say, that this has to be one of the best displays of light that I've photographed here in Death Valley. The light wasn't that bleeding/fire red, but a sky full of glowing orange light! But the most amazing thing to me about this sunset was the all the different textures in the sky. This is definitely in my top five sunsets. The salt flats were soaking up the orange glow from the sky like a sponge. It was an incredible sight. Jared R and I just kept snapping off as many shots as we could. At times I found myself just staring in awe, and couldn't believe what I was seeing, just getting lost in the moment. The light lasted a good 20-25 min, with the clouds and light changing in every direction by the minute. The colors would change, the the clouds would change, the entire scene would change by the minute. The colors ranged from soft glowing oranges to pinkish oranges. It was crazy! My images can't described this scene, but I hope you can get an idea from seeing this from my eyes. There will be more images from this day in the future.

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Taken on April 13, 2012