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Telescope Peak reflected in Badwater Pool - Death Valley NP

jrp

San Pedro Garza García, MX
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Sun 27-Jan-13 12:22 AM | edited Sun 27-Jan-13 12:33 AM by jrp

Near in the Furnace Creek area, is the Badwater Basin.
At 282 ft (86 m) below sea level, this is the lowest point in North America.
The Badwater Basin is a surreal landscape of vast borax (salt) flats.
The newsletter of the park advised that a temporary lake may form here after heavy rainstorms.
It did not for us, but there was a small pool of water.
Not a quiet pool; its surface combed violently by steady and bitter cold winds. So the reflections of the mountains behind it would not be sharp.
A fence and signs prohibited getting closer to the pond than from the side of the road, in the parking space. But we were there to make the most of it.

Here it is before daybreak:

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Nikon D700 on a MAGICA 3.3 tripod, 28-70mm f/2.8D Ed If AF-S @ 70mm, f/18, 4 seconds, ISO 800
LEE Neutral Density graduated 1 f-stop filter over the mountains.

And at sunrise:

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Nikon D700 on a MAGICA 3.3 tripod, 28-70mm f/2.8D ED IF AF-S @ 70mm, f/20, 1/25s, ISO 400
LEE Neutral Density graduated 2 f-stops filter over the mountains.
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