Kaleidoscope Canyon in Death Valley – Part 2/2

Continued from Part 1.

Not long after we entered the mouth, I was assailed by doubt on whether we had entered the right canyon. With shadows lengthening, no course correction was possible this evening. Hoping for the best, we trudged through for another 10 minutes and then turned a corner. Anxiety gave way to exhilaration as we saw the first splash of colour.

The images below speak to the splendours of the Kaleidoscope Canyon.

First splash of colour

First splash
5D Mark III, TS-E 24L II

 
Closer look at the colours

Closer look
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
Art gallery

Outdoor art gallery
5D Mark III, TS-E 24L II

 
Cathedral of colour

Cathedral of colour
5D Mark III, TS-E 24L II

 
Subtle hues

Subtle hues
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
Vivid

Vivid
5D Mark III, TS-E 24L II

 
Crayoned slickenside

Crayoned slickenside
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
Stained bowels of the canyon

Stained bowels of the canyon
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
Red stone and Desert Holly

Red rock and Desert Holly (Note: as found)
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
Polychrome

Polychrome
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
Bleeding rock

Bleeding rock
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
 
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  • Its just a Fork n Egg - January 4, 2013 - 10:32 am

    [...] other lens will only be that, "close, but no cigar," second place finish. Case in point: Kaleidoscope Canyon in Death Valley Not many of us can afford Zeiss lenses. This is the link I think he should go to to see other [...]ReplyCancel

  • Sanjeev - January 3, 2013 - 1:27 pm

    You have surpassed yourself.ReplyCancel

  • [...] essay is divided into two parts. The present post covers the hike to the mouth of the canyon. In Part 2, our findings in the canyon proper are [...]ReplyCancel

  • Yash Kamat - January 3, 2013 - 11:28 am

    Wow!! The rocks are very beautiful!.ReplyCancel

  • Thomas Pindelaki - January 3, 2013 - 7:47 am

    Spectacular.

    Next time it’s the Aericam for you!ReplyCancel

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