California: Death Valley National Park - California Naturescapes
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"Badlands of Zabriskie Point"
Location: Death Valley National Park, California.

These are eroded badlands of death valley national park seen from Zabriskie point at sunrise. The type of soil and extreme dryness of death valley makes plant life impossible. The hues come from mineral deposits in the soil. The first rays of light at sunrise illuminate the Panamint mountains on the other side of the valley.

Tech Info and Tip:
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L @ 38mm
Camera: Canon EOS 30D
Exposure: 1sec at f/22 and ISO 100
Filters: SinghRay 3 stop hard edge ND grad

I have only been here during the month of Dec when the sun rises from behind where I was standing. It looks like a nice vantage point during sunrise possibilities here and endless.

Death Valley has such unique landscape that defies imagination. A visit here is the closest thing to vising an alien landscape. It is one of the most popular locations to photograph. Its badlands, sand dunes, salt pans, strange racetracks offer unique opportunities to capture its beauty.