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Death Valley #3

Another group of images from Death Valley and The Alabama Hills.  The first image is unique, in that it includes vegetation that normally try to avoid.


The next image, as pointed out by a viewer on Facebook, has a finger in the right side of the sky.  As I was making this image, I was feeling the presence of my friend Cindy who has passed away on this day. Now I see Cindy in this image telling me, all is well. This image is very outside of my comfort zone. I was shooting directly into the sun. But, I had to go with with I was feeling and ended up with a number of images that I like.  This is just one. 

 

The image below has become another favorite.  Love the bright shape at the top right.  Love the hint of light and details to the left of that…

Another with lots of tones which I am very much drawn to.

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Death Valley #2

Below you will find more images from my recent trip to Death Valley.  Enjoy!  Oh and remember to see the images bigger, click on them

The first image is from The Alabama Hills in Lone Pine CA.  I was drawn to the texture on the background rock in shadow and then the gentle curve of the lighter rock in the foreground.

The next image is a result of the foreground and background being in deep shadow due to the clouds.  The sun was lighting up the middle ground.  This composition screamed to be photographed!

The Image below was made in the Salt Basin in Death Valley.  It is the rain water seeping onto the valley floor.  We could see it growing inch by inch…. very slowly.

 

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Mesquite Wave

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Fuji X-E2 – 18-55 lens at 18mm

The mesquite wave sounds like something fans would do at a football game.  In this case, I was doing the Mesquite wave in Death Valley!  I just fell (literally on my knees to get low) in love with this shape and am thrilled with the result.  I cropped a bit off the top as there was just too much negative space.

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Internet connections – YouTube Video

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Recently, I received an email from Victor Alcantara in Germany.  He happened upon my website and was drawn to my images wanting to use them in a slideshow for a recorded piano performance he would share on YouTube.  He had put together a rough draft using the small jpeg’s from my site and wanted permission to use them.  (How refreshing that he would ask!)  I offered larger files in exchange for a copy of his and his partners CD which is excellent.   I wanted to share the final version of the YouTube video. I think you’ll find it relaxing and well done, and you’ll recognize most of the images too! 

The blog image is another made in the Mesquite Dunes in Death Valley.  I’ll have more to say about the tour with Cole Thompson as I post more images over the next few weeks.  For now, suffice it to say, I’ve not been this motivated or inspired in awhile.  Cole was just tremendous!

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Death Valley with Cole Thompson

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Today we started our tour with special guest Cole Thompson.  It has been a joy to spend time with Cole whose work I have admired for quite some time.  Cole gave a presentation today that was tremendous and very inspiring!

Our tour is focused on B&W photography, so I thought I’d post an image created during our scouting trip last week. This one pays homage to another favorite B&W photographer, Chuck Kimmerle.

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