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Wednesday Photo: Zabriski Point, Death Valley National Park, California

Posted 25 February, 2009 at 9:30am by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Photography, Travel)

I remember hiking for several hours with my friend Jeremy through caverns, over hills, along dry river beds, and finally climbing up over these rocks to get to this location - Zabriski Point - only to find a parking lot with 5 or six cars and a dozen tourists taking pictures. I remember say something like "I thought you said the hike was the only way to get here! We could have driven here?" and Jeremy said, "I wanted you to go on the hike." Can't help smiling at that memory.
Zabriski Point, Death Valley National Park, California
Tripod, unrecorded exposure on Velvia 50, 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens

2 comments to Wednesday Photo: Zabriski Point, Death Valley National Park, California

Annick, February 27th, 2009 at 1:09 am:

  • What a picture! Fantastic! I received a reflex digital camera for Christmas this year, so I'm learning. I love your pictures, and the fact that you list ISO, exposure and Fnumber is helping me a lot. I also love your other web site: cooking for engineers. Thank you so much!

Michael Chu, February 27th, 2009 at 2:24 am:

  • Sorry I don't have the exposure settings on this shot. I think it was something around 1/30 to 1/60 sec exposure on f/22.

    As much as I love shooting digital now, I do miss Velvia. I still have my film bodies, so I might go back to shooting on slide film when I have more time and can find a good E-6 lab where I'm moving to (Austin, Texas). I used to use Calypso before they moved down to Santa Cruz.