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July 2nd, 2013

Photo of The Day by Abe Blair

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Solitude by Abe Blair
The southwest is baking in the grips of a heatwave and on June 30 the temperature in Death Valley hit 129 degrees which, it seems difficult to believe, merely TIED the June record. The park has seen in influx of visitors wanting to be there for these record-setting–or record tying– days. With news stories about the extreme heat in Death Valley in the back of my mind, I came across this photo by Abe Blair. Blair submitted this image of Badwater in Death Valley to the Your Favorite Places gallery.  
May 29th, 2013

Photo Of The Day by Jared Ropelato

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Racing By The Light Of The Moon by Jared Ropelato
Jared Ropelato’s photo of The Racetrack in Death Valley was taken by moonlight and submitted to the recent Shooting In The Dark Assignment.  
December 20th, 2011

Telephoto Isolation: The Art of Exclusion

Posted By Ian Plant
"Desert Repose" - Death Valley National Park, California
(© Ian Plant) Each lens in your bag requires a different approach and way of thinking for a given scene. The way you use a long telephoto lens, for example, will be different from the way you use a wide-angle lens. The differences can be quite fundamental. I like to say that a wide-angle lens … 
March 3rd, 2011

Stovepipe Dunes Mud Sunset 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Stovepipe Dunes Mud Sunset 1, Death Valley National Park, California
I just returned from leading a private photography tour in Death Valley National Park. I’ve spent a lot of time in this dramatic but desolate park the last few years, so it was nice to return to a place that I know so well. It was especially nice seeing the sun while missing the lousy … 
June 23rd, 2010

Two Roads, Two Art Forms…?

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Artists' Palette, Death Valley National Park - Plus 40 Saturation
A few years ago, while thumbing through a major calendar, I saw a remarkable photo taken at Artists’ Palette in Death Valley.  I was astonished by the vividness of colors, an intensity that did not match my memory of the place.  I was so curious, in fact, that the next time I was in the … 
May 13th, 2010

Mesquite Sand Dunes Sunset

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Mesquite Sand Dunes Sunset 3 Death Valley National Park California
During my recent visit to Death Valley National Park, I created this image of the Mesquite Sand Dunes at Sunset.  Because they are close to the road, the dunes get a lot of foot traffic and are usually covered in un-photogenic tracks.  However, several days of strong wind had blow away any footprints and created …