Saturday, April 16, 2011

Death Valley Part II (35mm and Medium Format) - corrected

edit: It has been brought to our attention that the blog as intended was cut short due to some unknown forces.  We've added the missing section to the end and changed the title to reflect this corrected version.

Father Crowley Point PanoCanon 1DsIII EF24-70 (70mm) f/8 1/250 ISO 100

Father Crowley Point Cambo WRS1000/Phase One P45+ Schneider 72mm 

While Part I consisted solely of images taken with the Leica M9 this part will have mostly Canon 1DsIII along with a couple sample images from the Cambo WRS1000/P45+ technical camera.

Canon 1DsIII EF24-70 (43mm) f/5 1/500 ISO 100

We got into the area late afternoon on a Friday and were greeted with high winds and beautify skies. We made Father Crowley Point our first stop and were greeted with what is now a paved parking area; this spot had always been unpaved in the past and this was somewhat of a surprise.  The unpaved, primitive road was still there that leads out to the furthest point overlooking Death Valley.  We made our way out there and found the wind was gusting over 30 MPH which made setting up a tripod tricky - walking and standing upright was an exercise in itself!
We found this old truck a couple mile from Death Valley and thought it cool.
Canon 1DsIII EF24-70 (70mm) f/8 1/250 ISO 200

Winter comes to Teakettle Junction and The Racetrack...

Canon 1DsIII EF24-70 (70mm) f/6.3 1/200 ISO100

 Canon 1DsIII EF24-70 (24mm) f/8 1/200 ISO100
Can you spot our teakettle?
Canon 1DsIII EF24-70 (38mm) f/8 1/200 ISO 100
Canon 1DsIII EF24-70 (57mm) f/8 1/200 ISO 100

Canon 1DsIII EF24-70 (62mm) f/8 1/200 ISO 100

Cambo WRS P45+ Schneider 24mm

History of Stovepipe Wells

Mosaic Canyon

Canon 1DsIII EF17-40 (17mm) f/5 1/125 ISO 200

Canon 1DsIII EF17-40 (17mm) f/5 1/125 ISO 200

Canon 1DsIII EF17-40 (40mm) f/5.6 1/125 ISO 200

Golden Canyon
Canon 1DsIII EF17-40 (40mm) f/8 1/125 ISO 50
Devil's Golf Course

Canon 1DsIII EF 24-70 (62mm) f/8 1/100 ISO 50

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Canon 1DsIII EF135mm f/8 1/100 ISO 50

Don working..

Canon 1DsIII EF135mm f/8 1/250 ISO 50

And this is what he was working on..

 Cambo WRS/P45+ Schneider 72mm f/8 1/250 ISO 50

"Joshua Tree"
Canon 1DsIII EF24-70 (70mm) f/8 1/100 ISO 50

This should give a perspective of just how low Death Valley is.  We parked at Badwater and when we returned to the jeep we saw the (very small) sign almost directly above the jeep.  We've enlarged the sign so it can be seen easier "Sea Level".  We had been parked, and walked several hundred feet below sea level.

We enjoyed our all too brief visit to Death Valley so much we've already made plans for a longer visit next spring. This also marks our last trip in the jeep; our future trips will be in a 2011 Ford F150 Raptor (a truck that jeep wishes it could make).

Thank you as always for visiting and please remember your comments and questions are always welcome.

Sandy & Don

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