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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources Charter MemberSun 27-Jan-13 01:22 AM
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"Telescope Peak reflected in Badwater Pool - Death Valley NP"
Sun 27-Jan-13 01:33 AM by jrp

San Pedro Garza García, MX
          

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:



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:



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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BSchirm Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 07th Dec 2005Sun 27-Jan-13 01:59 AM
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Rolling Hills, US
          

Nice captures JRP. Another good example of how much the light changes the color in the blink of an eye.

Barry

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Rassie Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006Sun 27-Jan-13 02:38 PM
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Milton, CA
          

Nice pictures, JRP. I especially like the second one for its more dramatic tonal and color range.

The difference is like night and day

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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources Charter MemberMon 28-Jan-13 04:42 AM
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Mon 28-Jan-13 04:44 AM by jrp

San Pedro Garza García, MX
          

The first one seems to be the classic iconic image.
The drama of the second is not that often seen and mine is enhanced with my VELVIA Picture Control

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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Sun 27-Jan-13 04:25 PM
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Atlanta, US
          

Very nice images.

It's interesting how there was a little wind on the water before sunrise, but after sunrise it was perfectly still.

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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources Charter MemberMon 28-Jan-13 04:44 AM
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San Pedro Garza García, MX
          

I waited and waited and never had a calm water surface in that pool.

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Robman3 Registered since 12th Apr 2010Tue 29-Jan-13 06:10 AM
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Tue 29-Jan-13 06:13 AM by Robman3

West of Santa Monica, US
          

Very nice Ramon,

It is a magic place.

Later on in the day, one can observe jeep tracks where some idiot did a run about 2005, in the pool, that will take decades to disappear.

This water is seepage from post glacial aquifers, as the Great Basin generally fills and drains into the next lower aquifers. That is the main source of water in the park.

Stove Pipe Well, Furnace Creek, Salt Creek, Cotton Ball Marsh, Bad Water etc. and the Armagosa water shed which feeds from the southern end, all of these percolate up because of the low elevations.

I had asked Bob Greenburg about Salt Creek, when I was there a few weeks back, because I'm on a long term shoot/project documenting the water, and I was under the impression that much of it is rain induced, turns out not so much.

In the Huell Howser PBS doc, he actually does a kayak float, on Lake Manley (2006).

Thanks,

Rob

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esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Tue 29-Jan-13 03:37 PM
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McAllen, US
          

Ramon,

Another great illustration on how the light changes as the sun comes up. It is unfortunate that the NPS decided to build that ramp and overlook extension which really destroys the view for photography. On my first trip to DV in 2005 this did not exist, or at least I don't remember it being there. I'm sure Galen Rowell is spinning in his grave since he made an iconic image of this place back in 1984 that, because of the new construction, could not be made today.

Ernesto Santos
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Robman3 Registered since 12th Apr 2010Tue 29-Jan-13 05:36 PM
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Wed 30-Jan-13 02:59 AM by Robman3

West of Santa Monica, US
          

It was built since that time, in part to preserve what was left of the place which was getting trampled as many people, who simply do not read, or care to follow posted signs about keeping distances from the edges and no adequate parking.

As noted, in '05 someone did drive their jeep through it, those tracks have disappeared on the flats, but remain in the pool.

The funds for maintaining the NPs dried up during the '00s, politics.

The park had a facelift, roads especially, begun around '09 and in part to allow mitigated access to tour buses, vehicles and the handicapped. Some roads (to Eureka are again washed out) and the refurbished headquarters, is among the last of the stimulus funded upgrades.

The lower Salt Creek interpretive trail, where the Pup Fish roam (February through March) has a walkway, suspended through it, and lots of signs. We were there in mid afternoon, and someone had decided it was OK to stomp off of the wooden path, with their dog, leaving sloshed boot prints, and dog prints along the edge of the main stream.

I made a comment to the docent, and she just shook her head, saying that (hoping) a rain event might come along and be strong enough to scour the creek before summer.

RM






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