Death Valley

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by JamesMor, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. JamesMor

    JamesMor

    325
    Jun 28, 2005
    New York
    Hey Everyone,

    These are some photos that I took in Death Valley while there 2 weeks ago with my wife. I also did a story on the experience for folks who are interested in a narrative about shooting in the Park which has some different photos in it. This was my 2nd time shooting Death Valley.

    http://www.nwpphotoforum.com/ubbthreads/information/php/2007_Articles/jm/deathValley2.php

    As always, c&c is welcomed.

    -James

    The Dunes
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    Aguereberry Point
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    Aguereberry Point
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    Dante's View (actually, opposite of Dante's View. :))
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    A cactus:
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    Rhyolite Ghost Town
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    The Race Track
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    The Race Track
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    Back from the Track
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  2. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    What an enjoyable series of photos! Very nice work.
     
  3. JamesMor

    JamesMor

    325
    Jun 28, 2005
    New York
    Hi Glacier,

    Thank you very much for the kind words. I was very pleased with this year's Death Valley trip, yet I also felt like I barely scratched the surface either.

    James
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very beautiful images

    I don't care for the flare in 4 though
     
  5. NikonConvert

    NikonConvert

    162
    Jul 13, 2005
    Amsterdam
    I agree with Gale on the flare issue but not a ot you could have done about it if you wanted to keep that angle. A great series of image, the second 'Race Track' image is probably my favourite and the 'Rhyolite Ghost Town' is also very interesting.
     
  6. Trailfinder

    Trailfinder Guest

    Great looking photographs - Personally I like them all just fine :)

    Brad G...
    OKC/OKLA
     
  7. JamesMor

    JamesMor

    325
    Jun 28, 2005
    New York
    I like the use of flare in compositions. In the case of the shot taken at Dante's View, I feel that the brightness of the flare draws the eye from the brown textured waves in the back. I suppose it is a matter of style - and I do not shy away from it. Actually, I often look for flare, much like I would look for shadow, shapes and lines as a means of enhancing a photograph. If there is a sense of dissatisfaction with the photograph with the flare, I am going to suggest that the problem is not the flare. It is the otherwise lack of visible anchors in the photograph to draw in the eye.

    James
     
  8. Oh my. Very nice. I like The Dunes, The Race Track, and Dante's View
     
  9. JamesMor

    JamesMor

    325
    Jun 28, 2005
    New York
    Thank you, very much.

    James
     
  10. These are my favorites as well. Nice series.

    Cheers
     
  11. JeffKohn

    JeffKohn

    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    All nice but I especially like the dunes and race track shots. I'd heard it's getting harder to find actual tracks out there as so many people have taken the rocks
     
  12. RFCGRAPHICS

    RFCGRAPHICS

    Apr 30, 2005
    Perfect !


    Regards

    RFC
     
  13. JamesMor

    JamesMor

    325
    Jun 28, 2005
    New York
    "All nice but I especially like the dunes and race track shots. I'd heard it's getting harder to find actual tracks out there as so many people have taken the rocks"

    Let's hope not. It is obvious that people do indeed take the rocks. There were several sections that had large tracks (often in circles), but no rocks....so, unless the rock was taken somewhere, I have no explanation that could cause its absence.

    What I would like to know is 'how fast the rocks move' and over 'what time period.' The trails that are produced by these rocks just blow me away.

    James
     
  14. Wow, what a wonderful series of images!
     
  15. vettenut

    vettenut

    Feb 27, 2006
    Tolland CT
    James, an extremely enjoyable series or shots. Great work, post more!!!- Jeff
     
  16. Great set. Enjoyed all of them.
     
  17. biggstr6

    biggstr6

    Apr 26, 2005
    Richmond,Va
    Nice series.

    the racing rocks always amaze me.
     
  18. JamesMor

    JamesMor

    325
    Jun 28, 2005
    New York
    Thank you all for the very kind thoughts. LOL, I am starting to 'run low' on photographs that I think are quality enough to share. However, here is another one that I really liked from the Dunes series that is similar in nature to the one I showed on my website's article. I wish it were a bit sharper at the bottom of the image, but the over-all effect is still nice.

    James

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  19. What a beautiful view of Death Valley. All of them are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
     
  20. JamesMor

    JamesMor

    325
    Jun 28, 2005
    New York
    Hi Catz,

    Thank you very much for the kind words. I enjoyed myself more than I ever thought that I would...LOL...however, I am already chomping at the bit to try it again. Every time I think I did it perfectly, I see other samples that just humble me.

    James
     
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