Last Light, Racetrack Playa, Death Valley

Posted by Gary Hart (California, United States) on 18 February 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

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Posted on EloquentNature.com, January 31, 2013

Click for exposure settings and capture details -->> "The Road to the Racetrack, Part Deux"

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Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Great compo and really wonderful POV

18 Feb 2013 7:00am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Great !

18 Feb 2013 7:15am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

It's gorgeous!
Have a nice day.

18 Feb 2013 8:32am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Very beautiful photo

18 Feb 2013 12:16pm

Nadine from Le sud....., France

Superbe immensité.....l'homme est petit devant ce beau paysage

18 Feb 2013 3:00pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh Gary this is incredible!! I think this is what you were writing about in your WordPress blog recently, which I had just barely started to llok at - got interrupted and never came back - that's what I get! This is amazing. That light must have really been a stunner for you at that moment. I am always so intrigued by the traks these rocks make as well ...This specific location (the racetrack) is definitely a bucket list item for this old Roseville boy! I hope you have been well..Really sorry I have not been around much..All the best!

18 Feb 2013 8:02pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks, Denny, it's good to hear from you. I was really fortunate to get this kind of light out there--definitely made the long drive worthwhile.

destani from mashhad, Iran

Wonderful and beautiful capture! 5*****

18 Feb 2013 9:21pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

outstanding. very compelling

19 Feb 2013 12:06am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

amazing light and you captured it so very well indeed! love the composition and contrast between various elements in this landscape!

19 Feb 2013 1:15am

L'angevine from Angers, France

magnifique cette lumière et très bon cadrage,bravo

19 Feb 2013 9:03am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

19 Feb 2013 7:41pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Grandiose. Félicitations pour le Spotlight. Bonne journée.

19 Feb 2013 9:13pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Stunning image, an amazing landscape, love the inclusion of the stone in the foreground

19 Feb 2013 10:58pm

N.Shoosh from Shiraz, Iran

very beautiful

19 Feb 2013 11:47pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

This is such a wonderful image of the mysteries of the "racetrack" in Death Valley. One must see it to truly believe what happens there and I'm happy to say we spent a week there in 2000. Bless you for your incredible photography ... and for sharing it with us!

20 Feb 2013 12:15am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

congratulations. so well deserved!!

20 Feb 2013 12:44am

Sharon Pleasants from Monroe, Louisiana, United States

Very creative! Very unique.

20 Feb 2013 1:40am

Sophie from Fournets Luisans, France

So beautiful ! congratulations

20 Feb 2013 5:12am

☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

excelent picture, with an unusual stone, and bravo for your spotligth ☺

20 Feb 2013 5:45am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the spotlight!

20 Feb 2013 7:59am

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Wow.... Magic light .
I was here 2011
;))

20 Feb 2013 9:36am

Florence from Paris, France

Bravo Gary !

20 Feb 2013 11:28am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

superb, is it the wind that moves the stones?

20 Feb 2013 12:23pm

@Dimitrios: Thanks, Dimitrios. The suspect it's a combination of wind, water, and ice, but nobody has seen them move so they don't know for sure.

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Congratulations on this Spotlight! So well deserved!

20 Feb 2013 2:11pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

This is amazing a well deserved spotlight!!

20 Feb 2013 2:13pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations on the Spotlight !

20 Feb 2013 3:02pm

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

quite simple but very evocative. The light is splendid.

20 Feb 2013 4:11pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Gary - Many deserved congratulations here - That light on the slopes is stunning and the perspective is amazing...as if we are on the ground nose to nose with this rock.....This whole phenomenon of the movement is so amazing! I gotta get there :-) Wishing you all the best -)

20 Feb 2013 7:55pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

20 Feb 2013 10:08pm

Gary Hart from California, United States

Thanks, everybody! I take a couple of days off from Aminus3 and return to find I'm an overnight celebrity. :) Okay, seriously, I'm glad you all like this image—this was the high point of a very long day that started near Lone Pine, photographing sunrise on Mt. Whitney from the Alabama Hills, and finished with a moonlight shoot and restless night in a sleeping bag on the playa.

21 Feb 2013 12:06am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

very cool photo!

21 Feb 2013 4:16am

CF09 from Tehran, Iran

We sit up front and share a cigarette,
And try to remember,
What we tried to forget...
:]

21 Feb 2013 8:29am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb light ! Congratulations on the spotligt !

21 Feb 2013 3:33pm

Landy from Miami, United States

bella composicion un saludo

21 Feb 2013 10:32pm

Mike from California, United States

Super shot Gary...Congratulations on the spotlight.

23 Feb 2013 9:08pm

Didi from Orléans, France

Hi
Very nice deep foreground Interesting dramatic sky; strange stone on FG
Best regards

24 Feb 2013 10:39am

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

a nicely captured view of this little phenomenon.....wonderful composition & dof.......Congratz. on the Spotlight!

1 Mar 2013 8:06am

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