Gallery in the Desert

In the middle of nowhere.

Photographer Peter Lik‘s gallery in Death Valley Junction, California, photographed at dusk.

Earlier in December, I came upon this arresting scene while driving by the Amargosa Opera House and Hotel at daybreak. By the time I got my tripod and camera ready, enough daylight had ensued for the sensor-driven switches to trip and turn off the lights. Last week I found myself in the area once again and this time I was prepared.

Peter Lik Gallery at Death Valley Junction

Gallery in the desert
5D Mark III, TS-E 24L II

Peter Lik Gallery and Amargosa Hotel at Death Valley Junction

Gallery and the ‘haunted’ Amargosa Hotel
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

  • David Eckels - April 16, 2014 - 6:41 am

    Hi Rajan!
    Very nice site. New? I so enjoy your photographs and look forward to exploring this site some more!
    David Eckels
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    • Rajan P. Parrikar - April 16, 2014 - 7:38 am


      Thank you for visiting and glad to have you. This blog has been around around 5 years.ReplyCancel

Sunset at Zabriskie Point

Enchanting light in Death Valley.

These photographs were taken a couple of days ago from the same spot, the first looking westward towards the Panamint Range, the second looking eastward towards the Amargosa Range.

Zabriskie Point at sunset, Death Valley

Zabriskie Point, Death Valley
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

Funeral Mountains of Amargosa range at sunset from Zabriskie Point

Last light on Funeral Mountains
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II


First Light in Langanes

The back of beyond.

Shaped like a goose head, the Langanes peninsula in northeast Iceland truly feels like the edge of the world. A rough dirt route skirts its northern periphery all the way to its tip to the lighthouse Fontur. An astonishing array of bird life is found here in the summer, including one of the world’s largest gannet colonies. The sun does not fully dip below the horizon at this latitude during the days around the summer solstice.

Abandoned Heiði farm at sunrise, Langanes, Iceland

First rays at the abandoned farm Heiði
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

Sunrise in Langanes, Iceland

Early summer morning, Langanes, Iceland
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

Whooper swan, Langanes, Iceland

Whooper swan
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II



Monsoonal green in Divar, Goa.

Farmer Rohidas Divadkar in Divar, Goa

Farmer Rohidas Divadkar and his charge
5D Mark III, 100-400L IS