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Oct 152016
 

One of the more interesting features of Death Valley is the way the landscape has flipped and folded in on itself to form this unique terrain.  It takes a lot of water as well and being the desert that it is, well, it’s pretty alluring and makes a great subject.  Getting up before the sun rises is always a great choice for catching how the dawning light will play on whatever subject chosen.  That being said, Death Valley has become one of my favorite winter destinations for exploring this grab-bag of spectacular topography.

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Jul 272016
 

Wandering around quite early one morning on the Florida/Georgia border I was watching this small boat racing down the river.  Just watching and waiting until finally he passed through a small patch of peekaboo sunlight.  Luckily I was ready.

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Sep 232015
 

I arose early, before the sunrise.  It was a short 2 minute walk through the bush to the edge of a very steep cliff drop and a panoramic view of the mountains and horizon beyond.  From there it was just wait and take in natures show.  A magical morning in the Leshiba Wilderness of South Africa.

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Jul 142014
 

This was taken during the first part of my adventure to Death Valley and then on to Las Vegas.  As I mentioned in my last post it was quite a diverse meandering.  Here, I arose early from my camp spot and went up to Zabriskie Point to catch the sunrise.  Beautiful as you might expect.  Also, the areal was filled with at least 30 other gazers, mostly being photographers.  As the sun started to rise I wandered down the trail and into golden canyon.  Quiet surrounded me.  The light was shining on the alluvial hills and I could see the bottom of the canyon.  And since it was the middle of winter, the temperature was perfect.  A little slice of heaven.

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Jul 072014
 

I arose early to catch the early morning light.  Meandering down by the river, or lake, I fought my way down to an open spot right next to the water, set up the tripod and fired away.  Generally I don’t like getting up so early, but I sure do like the soft morning light.  And being February, the light was especially soft.

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Mar 082014
 

Yes, it’s beginning to fade, but still it is winter.  At least it is in California.  Is it where you live?  This shot is was taken over my back fence as the sky was going through its early morning color display and the grasses in the field were covered with a deep and persistent frost.  I don’t necessarily like being out in the cold, but the awesome color drew me out this morning.

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Dec 182013
 

It’s so amazing to be here in amongst the Joshua trees.  I fall into complete awe every time I’m there.  Of course, I’ve never been to the moon, but, I get a sense that this is how I’d feel if I ever did go.  It’s so quiet and unique.  As I did on this particular hike, being off the roads is especially inspiring; wandering in and around and through this incredible topography.

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Dec 022013
 

It’s December.  Though not official yet, the winter months are here.  The sun is low in the horizon.  The light is soft.  Yes, it’s full speed ahead into the holiday season, but the natural world comes alive in the cold beauty of hibernation.

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