Death Valley, California

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    Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, in Death Valley, California. What a wonderful place to visit in the winter. Amazing landscapes everywhare you look. Temperature was in the 60s (15 C). In the summer it gets up to the 130s (54 C). Stayed in Lone Pine and could not get up early enough so when I got to the park it was around 10am, footprints everywhere.

    Went by myself, stopped many times, wasn't hurried by anyone, drove down those roads like in the car commercials, had a great time.

    Breaking with tradition, this is not an HDR shot. ISO 100, 12mm, f16, 1/125 on tripod. In Photoshop:
    - Imagenomic Noiseware on the Landscape setting.
    - Curves.
    - Slight warming filter except the sky.
    - Slight freaky details on the clouds and mud patterns.

    Franco Marconi, mcshots, Didenze, and 42 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. ChedsTnT 51 months ago | reply

      Awesome, like the low angle take, super details

    2. CsabX 51 months ago | reply

      Yeah, nice textures!
      The 10-22 rocks! - though on the 7D it's not a real 12mm...

    3. Jesusito2008 51 months ago | reply

      Nice place and excellent shot!!

    4. paramonguino 51 months ago | reply

      parece que en Death Valley también llueve de vez en cuando.
      bonita imagen, espero que nos muestres más escenarios de este interesante lugar.

      salu2 desde las islas canarias

    5. Nejdet Duzen 51 months ago | reply

      Stunning image,Pedro..

    6. Very Nice! How Much? 51 months ago | reply

      great shot, very nice! Have a great weekend

    7. Fmkmkm 51 months ago | reply

      wow...this is is really interesting

    8. Warm Soft Light 51 months ago | reply

      This is the place I have been dreaming to go! Super nice shot!

    9. Akbar Simonse 51 months ago | reply

      Impressive landscape!
      Great shot!
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    10. Balázs Papdi 51 months ago | reply

      So fantastic desert scene. Really nice work!!!

    11. malavoda 51 months ago | reply

      Wonderful patterns in the desert.

    12. Daniel Schwabe 51 months ago | reply

      I like the textures, and the light and shadow play, so well captured. I also appreciate the technical details you give, they help me a lot!

    13. Davide Cherubini 51 months ago | reply

      Impressive scenario

    14. *katz 51 months ago | reply

      This is magic!

    15. Threadweavle 51 months ago | reply

      Stunning image

    16. Rick & Bart 51 months ago | reply

      Beautiful perspective, love the texture of the ground here ! Excellent shot

    17. David Crombie Photography 41 months ago | reply

      That is why I love travelling alone sometimes!

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