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December 2nd, 2008

Sunrise - Death Valley California's Badwater salt pan at the lowest point in North America. The drying of the salt causes these incredible geometric patterns that go on forever.

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: Dominic Kamp
about 15 years ago
This is fantastic! I love the color variations in the sky as well as the great structure in the lower part of the picture! Well done!
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: Genocide
about 15 years ago
Loving the colours and the detail in the lower half of the image :) The signature in the lower right doesnt affect it either which is good.
Posted By: DVS
about 15 years ago
This is realy photo?
Posted By: kitf0x
about 15 years ago
Great photo. Instant favorite!
Posted By: trout
about 15 years ago
Awesome submission SA, and great selections lately IFL. Thank you both.
Posted By: Bin Mei
about 15 years ago
Good contrast between the rough and the smooth, nice color tone, excellent proportion of land and sky. Love it = )
Posted By:
about 15 years ago
I too was struck by the contrasts in this image .. how much did you photoshop it?
Posted By: The Hog Rider
about 15 years ago
Excellent photo - Brings back many memories !!! Why's the sun rising in the West :-))

Keep up the good work.

Cheers and God bless, The_Hog_Rider...
Posted By: golf007sd
about 15 years ago
Great photo...thx for sharing!
Posted By: lcg
about 15 years ago
Wow, fantastic photo! Many of the IFL selections lately are of a very high standard.
Posted By: Simtech
about 15 years ago
Very nice... I like.
Posted By: TheReal7
about 15 years ago
What a cool location. Now such landscape like that around here. Excellent shot. I bet you took a few shots there. I know I would.
Posted By: CaptJackDaniels
about 15 years ago
Really cool...is that rock on the bottom, then, or...?

Looking at the thumbnail I thought it was mudcracks, but it looks like there's something else going on here.

This also brought to my attention your other works, specifically monument valley and crazy sun. All great stuff! Thanks for submitting
about 15 years ago
Thanks everyone,

This was my second trip to DV. The first was just a quick buzz though. Unfortunately, it had been raining so I was unable to get to the racetrack or the eureka dunes. I drove my 4x4 from Texas but it was no match for the horrible road conditions and all of the lava rock that had washed on to the road. DV is really a great place I recommend going in early fall.

Capt: technically it is rock as any precipitated crystal is a rock. But this rock is made of 90% table salt. In some places it is 5 ft thick or so I have read.

Ras: this is 5 shot HDR. I used a 1 stop ND grad filter and polarizer. Post processing was just setting the proper white balance and adjusting the curve and touching up some dust blemishes.

The Hog Rider: I'm actually facing southish and the sun actually came up a bit left of this image.
Posted By: EmanTemplar
about 14 years, 12 months ago
Posted By: brizkit
about 14 years, 12 months ago
Nice shot, as usual! I love Stross Arts. 'Zion' and 'Crazy Sun' are also excellent, among others. Consistently great composition.
Posted By: -Bounce.
about 14 years, 12 months ago
Really nice shot.
Posted By: Adam Dell
about 14 years, 12 months ago
This one of many images you have that I like. Very artistic, keep it up.
about 14 years, 12 months ago
Eman2: I was camping for Thanksgiving. The place has some great alien landscapes. You can drive from parched salt choked earth to snow covered pine mountain ranges, water falls, sand dunes, fascinating mineral deposits, rocks that mysteriously move leaving tracks in the earth (the race track), the lowest place in north America and the second highest peak are right next too each other. Their is great hiking, great camping, hot springs, a bar, restaurants, lodging. I mean what more can you ask for?

brizkit: thanks again as you know i'm always working to improve my image quality. I've been reading a lot and learning a lot and practicing as of late. Hopefully it shows.

I'm really glad ya'll like it!
about 14 years, 12 months ago
Good job!
Posted By: Tara Lynn Cox
about 14 years, 10 months ago
What a lovely photo of Mother Nature's finest patterns!
Posted By: jet
about 14 years, 2 months ago
Carpet of nature.
Posted By: cd rates
about 13 years, 12 months ago
Can't believe the earth is this dry in some places
Posted By: shrivats
about 12 years, 7 months ago
Wow ! Nice photo really....It has so many unspoken themes to it...Thank you !

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