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March 5th, 2014

Photo of The Day by Steven Hirsch

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Pink Clouds Over Zabriskie Point by Steven Hirsch

‘Pink Clouds Over Zabriskie Point’ by Steven Hirsch


When most people think of the arid landscape of Death Valley National Park, they imagine a colorless expanse of sand, dust and inhospitable rock. The very name, Death Valley, adds to that perception. In today’s Photo Of The Day, Steven Hirsch shows how the Death Valley has many facets. Taking advantage of the predawn light, Hirsch made this richly toned and colorful photo at Zabriskie Point which he submitted to the Dry Assignment. “The clouds were pink this morning,” Hirsch writes, “and the colors of the Zabriskie Point were soft but vibrant in detail. I captured this image in hopes the sun would shine on the vistas, but the clouds never cleared. It all worked out in the end.” Hirsch used a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L lens, Benro tripod and a circular polarizer.

You can see the complete  Dry Assignment gallery here.

Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including AssignmentsYour Favorite Places and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage and several images from the Assignment Gallery are picked to be featured in The Best Of Assignments section in the print magazine. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.


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  1. Lorenzo Cassina Says:

    Beautiful picture and place in a stunning capture and composition. Congrats Steven! Lorenzo

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