写真

Photographer's Note

Zabriskie Point is probably the most photographed spot in Death Valley. People arrive early to catch the sun's rays lighting the colorful yellow siltsone and claystone, including dark layers of basalt lava flows.
The prominent feature is Manly Beacon, a sharp peak.

The photographer is doing it 'old-school' with his 10 inch box camera. He admitted to being quite happy with using his film camera, because it forces him to concentrate and the resulting images are much higher resolution. No need to hurry and click away with a slr digital camera.

From this spot, one can hike downwards to the left and eventually meet up with the Golden Canyon trail. The movie "GERRY" was filmed in Death Valley. Starring Matt Damon and Casey Afleck, directed by Gus van Sant. Two young men get lost wandering in the desert. The flick is loaded with existenstial symbolism and the big treat is the Valley.

Sunset is also a good Kodak Moment time here with the sun setting over the distant Panamint Mountains and the Valley lying below.

Jeppo, fulvio52, biglad, Dyerco has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 998
Points: 10
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by Ray Anderson (photoray) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1203 W: 1 N: 3169] (13981)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH