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Sunrise Moonset, Zabriskie Point, Death Valley

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Gary Hart (California, United States) on 25 January 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

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sunstone_maria from California, United States

absolutely amazing image!!! joy to view!!!! love your pov!!! :)

25 Jan 2011 5:51am

Babzy from Besançon, France

i like your angle , nice to see all the artists at work :)

25 Jan 2011 7:53am

manisha from east london, South Africa

i like the behind the scenes look! great!

25 Jan 2011 9:25am

Florence from Paris, France

Oh ! You're nor alone. A mythic place for photographers all around the world. Seeing this gorgeous setting and the sophisticated graduated palette of colors from ground to sky, we easily understand why.

25 Jan 2011 10:43am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Gary - Call me crazy but looking at this image and then reading your text, thought was (and is) that I almost feel that clouds would have actually gotten "in the way" here!...Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell both sang Joni's wonderful song about seeing clouds from "Both SIdes Now" and I think of that song almost every time I see clouds, and I know that clouds are, and should be, a key element wherever we can fix them in our landscapre images...but I still can't help but feel, after looking at this beautiful scene and that awesome "desert alpenglow" (as I like to call it) that we don't need 'em here......the fact that you just have the sky, the land and that happy gang of 12...what more would we need we want - what more would we need? Perhaps my feelings are partly because I so truly love the desert. But however you slice it - this is a completely inspiring scene and a complete beuaty of an image. Welcome back Gary!

25 Jan 2011 12:49pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

truly amazing scenery! i see twelve guys on the way to get a great landscape photo... it may be difficult to make it bad, the subject is sooooo gorgeous!

25 Jan 2011 6:01pm

guillaume from Paris, France

great 'mise en abîme' as we say in french !

25 Jan 2011 8:28pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Love this place, want to be there, maybe this summer, nice photo!

25 Jan 2011 8:55pm

Leah Kay from Fort Collins, United States

lovely capture. i love the array of photographers

25 Jan 2011 10:01pm

Stephanie from Mortonville, PA, United States


26 Jan 2011 1:46am

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Lovely shot – especially distancing yourself from the crowd!

26 Jan 2011 3:55pm

steve loos from hollister, United States

This is too funny Gary!

26 Jan 2011 6:42pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent photo - i like the clear and distinct layers that you captured here... look at all these photographers lined up - just like you say - it must be a dream come true for all of them!

27 Jan 2011 3:16am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Very cool shot! Beautiful and very clever!!!!

28 Jan 2011 3:55am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Very nice panorama of busy photographers! Scenery is worth it :)

29 Jan 2011 6:24pm

Mike from California, United States

Looks like you had a good turnout and well planned shoots for your workshop.

31 Jan 2011 5:37am

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

I would be the one aiming down and shooting at a rock or a puddle and the pink sky reflection in it :) These 'teacher' shots are always fun. And.. your wordpress blog is excellent.

1 Feb 2011 4:50am

Barbara Lee from Oakland, United States

Oh, Gary, this brings back so many wonderful memories of my time with you there last year! Thanks for posting this!

1 Feb 2011 5:42am

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

What impresses one most is the row of photographers!
Now I understand the complaining of many photographers friends in other sites about "queuing" in those view points!
Anyway the composition is very good and the place and hour are wonderful.

1 Feb 2011 11:26am

@Longroute: Thanks, Donato. Yeah, some places are out of control with photographers. Zabriskie Point isn't so bad because everyone can spread out and still get largely the same view. On the other hand, on Mesquite Dunes near Stovepipe Wells it's nearly impossible to find a shot of the sand without footprints. But Death Valley in mid-winter isn't too bad in general. Try shooting Mesa Arch in Canyonlands at sunrise to get a real understanding of queueing for a shot. But I think the worst I've experienced is Upper Antelope Canyon.

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


14 Mar 2011 2:50pm