Took this photo the night before I climbed 14,026ft Mt. Langley. Langley is in the center of the image at sunset. I believe that the tree in the foreground is a foxtail pine, which is a relative of the bristlecone pine, and can be up to 3000 years old.
South Sierra, Golden Trout Wilderness, California.
This was one of the strangest displays of light. During the magic hour the mountains were completely shrouded in clouds and there was no chance of any color that evening, or so I thought. After I had taken some exposures and it had gotten very dark I packed up my camera and tripod and started to walk back to camp. All of a sudden I looked backed and noticed the clouds starting to lift and a really strange glow hitting the underside of the clouds. I quickly ran back to the creek and tried to recompose in almost complete darkness. Was able to capture this strange light which disappeared second after this was taken.
A massive storm moving in over the Badwater playa of death valley national park.
I photographed this scene in 40+mph winds. Minutes after photographing this it started pouring rain. As the night went on the wind only got stronger and it rained harder. Who would have thought I would have been in that much rain in Death Valley...? Hahaha!
I know this is true with most photographs, but this small web version just doesn't do this photograph justice. Zooming in on the original of this photograph and looking at all the layers and erosion is outstanding and mesmerizing. This is such an amazing place to see in person and photograph.
Zabriskie Point and Manly Beacon at sunset in Death Valley National Park, California.
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