Category Archives: California

Otherwordly. This post is motivated by the news that the Racetrack Playa, one of the jewels of Death Valley National Park, has been recently defaced by thoughtless folks treading on the wet playa. After the hellish 28 miles one-way drive on a severely washboarded route, the urge to come back with a photograph can be […]

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Tee off with Beelzebub. Devil’s Golf Course, photographed over two consecutive mornings in December 2012 with the superb Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 lens. The tilt movement permits control of the depth of field in the plane of the salt pan.      

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Cambrian era peaks. These stark buttes are seen as you come in from the east on Daylight Pass in Death Valley National Park, California. In the backdrop are the mountains of the Panamint Range. A spectacular panorama comes into view soon past what is known as Hell’s Gate. The road drops into Death Valley via […]

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2014 is here. Last week we witnessed a glorious dawn in Butte Valley at the southern end of Death Valley National Park in California. This is a very remote area. The mountains of the Panamint range are seen to the east. Not seen (behind me) is the magnificent Striped Butte, one of the park’s jewels. […]

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