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"In the Shadow of the Valley of Death"
In the absence of Light - Magic takes place!
You can't imagine how much beauty and wonder you can find in Death and Darkness.
This is Death Valley. It's no Man's Land. And it's breathtakingly beautiful. It is one of my absolute favorite places I've ever visited. There is so much to discover... This Shot was taken after Sunset in the Salt Flat at Badwater Basin - 86 Meter below Sea level. It was hot as hell there. I walked about 30 minutes into the salt flat. And suddenly you can see the hexagons. It is amazing what nature produces. I took many shots but with none of them I was really satisfied. There were no clouds, the shots looked boring and unfortunately the Moon was visible at night this time. After the the non-spectacular sunset I walked back, I was a little disappointed but out of nothing I realized that the color from the salt flat started to change drasticly. It looked a lot darker and had much more contrast. Before it was just white. So I placed my camera again, deep to the ground and focused just on one hexagon. Now I had a good stunning sharp foreground - But the sky just sucked. I captured the Milky Way a few days earlier at Mono Lake and blended the images together. I think thats fine as it really makes little to no difference if you blend the images later anyway. The Milky way is the Milky Way. It looks the same at Mono Lake and in Death Valley. The Location of it is pretty accurate in this image. After the blend in Phtoshop I was really happy about it. It's one of my favourite pictures from the US Trip.
I should call it "Mono Death" ;) This is a decent re-edit.
Had some real estate photography work to do this past couple of weeks so i havent had much time to spend out in the fields! Fortunatly for me though, most of these houses were build outside of town giving me the chance to see some gorgeous landscapes and have some infrared fun along the way!:) #stavrovouni