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Death Valley – Sunset 1/30/10

Having scouted out the location earlier in the day, we returned for a spectacular sunset. Once the sun descended beyond the Panamint Range, the light began to get interesting.

Shadow Reflections

Shadow Reflections

Salty water and the Black Mountains

Salty water and the Black Mountains

The shadow of the Panamint Range creeps up the Black Mountains

The shadow of the Panamint Range creeps up the Black Mountains

Looking south towards Badwater in beautiful magic hour light

Looking south towards Badwater in beautiful magic hour light

More Black Mountain reflections

More Black Mountain reflections

A look towards Dante's View, covered with snow and ice

A look towards Dante's View, covered with snow and ice

Salty patterns

Salty patterns

Saltwater surface patterns resemble ice

Saltwater surface patterns resemble ice

Reflected colors coming alive

Reflected colors coming alive

Salt Creek really lighting up

Salt Creek really lighting up

Salty encrustations break up the reflected sunset

Salty encrustations break up the reflected sunset

The light really exploded at the end in a symphony of red and pink.

Magical light in Death Valley

Magical light in Death Valley

Magical light reflected in the saltwater

Magical light reflected in the saltwater

Twilight begins to fade at Salt Creek

Twilight begins to fade at Salt Creek

Before departing I turned the camera towards the symmetrical reflection of Telescope Peak after all the red had faded in the sunset.

Telescope Peak symmetry

Telescope Peak symmetry

This was a fantastic conclusion to the first day of my first visit to Death Valley in over a year. I slept soundly knowing that amazing images would await me the following morning as well as we returned to the same place we started with.

February 18, 2010 - 8:38 am

Qwiz - These are great! Thanks for sharing.

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