The landscape in Death Valley look relatively plain from a distance with mostly brownish arid landscape, but there are many wonderful surprises when you are closer up. and many of the place are very surreal and almost not of this world.
This is our first stop at Death Valley on our recent trip in past weekend. We arrive just in time for sunset. Zabriskie Point is a part of Amargosa Range located east of Death Valley. its erosional landscape is composed of sediments from Furnace Creek Lake, which dried up 5 million years ago—long before Death Valley came into existence. It is surreal in many ways with it colorful geology and shape, but with such colorful sunset, it makes it seem even more surreal but beautiful.
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yquem46 (38734) 2014-03-12 10:34
Simply another top notch picture
Natural colors, nicely balanced compo
rbassin (18183) 2014-03-12 10:35
Le coucher du soleil sur ce paysage crée de très belles teintes, et des ombres intéressantes, mettant le relief en valeur.
fds (8284) 2014-03-12 10:50
dear friend way lim fantastic picture with this very beautiful sunset from Zabriskie point with the rocs in the foreground and the mountain in the background
i licke very much this warm and hot colors
great schot dear friend
danos (86715) 2014-03-12 10:55
very nice the sunset view of the Death valley from this POV,with the colorful rocks and the shapes of them to make the image so fascinating and unique.
I like the excellent light and colour management as the superb presentation.
serp2000 (39998) 2014-03-12 11:07
Just fantastic landscape, it reminds me some Alien world of the different planet. Thanks for this post and so interesting note. I hope to visit this place very soon too.
Greetings from Russia!
cornejo (31514) 2014-03-12 11:12
Hi Way, a magnificent picture with excellent POV of this beautiful landscape in the super interesting place with beautiful sunset, very well composed and captured this beautiful image, very good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week rest.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
ikeharel (57210) 2014-03-12 11:17
I remember seeingh the movie called "Zabriskie Point", fimed in 1967 on the very same hills. Saw it again few years ago, but was not so enthusiastic about...
Fine landscape photo, taken with the beautiful golden glow over the mountains ridge.
besnard (53535) 2014-03-12 12:00
Un très bon cliché de ce paysage lunaire. Tu as eu moins chaud à cette heure-là que moi en plein après-midi : 50° !!! Les couleurs sont magnifiques.
Amitiés et bonne soirée.
carlo62 (32793) 2014-03-12 12:03
fantastico panorama dai colori caldi e dalle splendide sfumature.
Meravigliosa qualità, è sempre un piacere osservare le tue foto.
nikkitta (14852) 2014-03-12 13:07
I love old italian pictures and this is for sure, as Ike said, the name of Antonioni´s one, must have been turned in that place
Quite agree with you about rocks and colors, having never go there all are similar
Here because of sunset, the colors help to create this well organiced capture with the far away blue mountains at the back along with a silky sky
Top, top pas always
holmertz (41045) 2014-03-12 13:39
Like others I saw that movie by Antonioni. I have no memories of the story, but the remarkable sceneries have stayed with me, although vaguely, for decades. This is really one of those surreal landscapes, looking like another planet, that you seem to be collecting. The photo is first class, with excellently handled light and colors.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-03-12 14:12
what an amazing landscape which probably wouldn't be out of place on the moon. Superb POV allowing really wode perspective and lovely colors thanks to the late afternoon sun.
Well taken and executed!
Thanks for sharing
HimalAnda (9628) 2014-03-12 14:13
The light is fantastic, with nice colors in the sky.
You were lucky to see such a beautiful landscape...
npecanhuk (65500) 2014-03-12 19:30
That's such a magnificent natural spot I was fortunate to visit back in 2012!
That's such a wonderful picture!
You chose a great moment of the day and did such a superb photo job!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all oustanding photo qualities!
TFS - congrats,
emka (78918) 2014-03-12 23:49
Hello Way, Again in Death Valley? Amazing view of Zabriskie Point in sunset. It looks surreal indeed. Marvelous colours and shapes. I was also there during sunset (and after that quite a long trip to Las Vegas) but I had no success with a photo. Fascinating place and great presentation.
WArm regrad s MAlgo
jjcordier (76350) 2014-03-12 23:57
Magnifique photo de cet endroit sauvage et beau. Superbe travail photographique.
fabbs99 (16167) 2014-03-13 0:46
Lovely and colorful image of the sunset in a picturesque surrounding.Very well done.Keep sharing. TFS.
papagolf21 (86172) 2014-03-13 2:45
Merveilleux spectacle proposé à travers cette composition.
Félicitations pour la qualité de cette composition.
Très bonne journée.
abmdsudi (43530) 2014-03-13 6:35
Marvelous result from your work on this image. Has excellent depth with f/g detail leading you into the sunset with the myriad of colour and lovely recession. Except for the skies it almost looks like another planet and I can really feel the scene as if I was there Amazing view and very calming look at it - what more could one want? Delightful shot, TFS
timecapturer (48740) 2014-03-13 6:47
a famous place this and captured in your inimitable style. Glorious light and amazing detail make this such a classy shot. Awesome in every way!
Cricri (106327) 2014-03-13 7:24
Un paysage sorti d'une autre planète, sauvage et spectaculaire, beau moment avec les couleurs du coucher du soleil, très belle présentation
Didi (56889) 2014-03-13 11:05
Fantastic place I heard about this place before
I hope you have more pictures of this place
Bartleby (13552) 2014-03-13 11:08
definitely on my to-go list. Impressive shot really, composition, colors, exposure...awesome!
rogerl (1544) 2014-03-13 15:20
Way, this is a beautiful capture of the sunset here. It's a pretty magical place, not only Zabriskie Point, but the whole Death Valley area. I posted one a while back; take a look here. I like yours better, though; you've done a great job of conveying the scale of the place and the texture of the surroundings. Thanks.
jcpix (13658) 2014-03-13 16:13
Having similar landscapes in Arizona, I fully understand your point about deceptive detail from afar. My oh my, both you and nature have painted some kind of gorgeous artmosphere...yes, I spelled that just the way I intended! :)
The distant range and colorful sunset could have stood on its own, but the inclusion of these fascinating foreground formations is indeed, artwork! Such a rustic rainbow of color, one element complimenting the next, it really is quite attractive and alluring. I could go on and on about technical detail, but the soothing mood is the real winner here. Beauty shot my friend! Take it easy.
Warmest wishes from next door,
kabel (1707) 2014-03-13 19:01
Hello, a lovely view of the desert and good sunset image. The colors in the sky are wonderful, and the lines in the foreground lead the eye straight into the scene. Good pov. This place is magical but intimidating too.
wolf38 (31280) 2014-03-14 2:30
Hello Way. Much new I can not say to your photos - they are always beautiful, - and masterfully realized. Today's photo is a good example of this. Absolutely exemplary.
jhm (139214) 2014-03-14 4:17
This brownish arid landscape makes your picture interesting, with a nice panoramic view about these area
Colours and environment are splendid.
Very well composition, lovely presentation.
Nice photo work, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Sonata11 (33251) 2014-03-14 20:46
Wow!!! awesome. Just beautiful mountain view and wonderfully executed like always. I like the colors, sharpness and fantastic clarity. Tfs your beautiful work. Best regards and have a great WE, Barbara
corjan3 (2095) 2014-03-26 12:48
Hi Lim, What a fantastic image! Wonderful illumination and exposure control. What a place to be at that time of day and to record it so well. Just a pleasure to view.
Kielia (23581) 2014-03-27 9:24
you are presenting a wonderful and very well composed impression of this famous landscape!
Excellent management of the difficult light and an outstanding perspective. The mood is very well conveyed and felt by the viewer. My compliments!
ChrisJ (97920) 2014-04-06 10:11
I missed seeing this when I was in California so thanks for sharing. A superb sunset with good warm cold color contrasts between the hazy bg blue peaks and the yellow orange colors of the sunset. Nice textural and tonal details as well as repetition of patterns and shapes in the desolate looking fg. Have a great Sunday!
delpeoples (53009) 2014-04-09 19:35
Gidday dearest NBF
Hope you and your family (especially Dad) have been keeping well.
I love the soft low light here, which really is your specialty. The Rules of Thirds framing is superb, as are the rich colours of this desolate valley, which from your valley really earns its name. It's pretty useless commenting on the technical aspects of your photos, as they're flawless, so as I do with Andre's photos, I just concentrate on what emotions they evoke. And here they evoke a sense of wonder - and relief - that despite what our governments and Big Business are doing to the Earth, that there are still these untouched, pristine corners.
Hugs to you and family
mesutilgim (84330) 2014-04-14 14:13
Very nice capture of this fascinating landscape.
Perfect pov and amazing colors.
Nice framing and interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-04-14 14:15
Wow Way Lim,
This is fantastic, the colours superb, splendid landscape, your Pov, and Dof, are spot on.
mvdisco (17770) 2014-04-21 17:17
Hi Way, Bonjour,
A beautiful sunset and landscape with great contrast and light,
well presented and composed ,
excellent tone of colors with deep of field,
very well taken and done,
gervaso (10711) 2014-04-29 4:51
Wonderful colors of the sunset, and these mountains in the foreground, captured with these soft colors, are fantastic! Wonderful composition! Excellent job!
macjake (56582) 2014-05-06 9:23
another wonderful landscape. Living on the west coast, i should make it down here at some point. Hopefully death valley isnt as restrictive as some of the other parks inthe west US.
Wicked sunset shot! Looks like yr on the moon :)
The dim light is attractive too.
well done on all accounts
mkamionka (30618) 2014-05-17 23:52
this is a spectacular view. You were in the great location at the perfect timing and you have very well used the opportunity. The exposure so challenging was realized perfectly. I had a pleasure to be in this POV once but the light was not optimal. It seems indeed more like an illustration for a sci-fi book like Lord of the Rings or something.
Beautiful colors, excellent work,
pajaran (52062) 2014-07-10 23:27
Interesantan tekst o Death Valley sa opisom, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazana dolina i zalazak sunca.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepe boje.
Lepa priroda i zalazak sunca.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting article about Death Valley with a description, a nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, well demonstrated Valley and sunset.
Good work, nice captured moment, beautiful colors.
Beautiful nature and sunset.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
Angshu (55669) 2014-08-20 1:53
The topography and landscape is amazing. This place has been made famous thanks to the movie of the same name and the music by Pink Floyd.
The formations are indeed surreal...we have a 'moonscape' landscape in Ladakh, which is also formed where there was a lake eons ago..
Wonderful shot in the sunset light...top class!
Oceania (4858) 2015-01-26 6:01
This is another your picture deserves to be a cover of a photography magazine. The landscape of California is so beautiful. One trip can not include all. I've always wanted to visit this national park. Hopefully, it's in near future.
Have a nice week!