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The Badlands - Death Valley


Posted by 1943mike on Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:12 pm

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk III, 12-100mm f/4 @23mm, 1/5000 sec., f/5.6, ISO: 200.

Spent 2 full days in Death Valley (29th & 30th) this week. I'm getting old so I'm less inclined to climb even easy dry falls in canyons by myself - getting up is usually pretty easy for the ones I was interested in doing ... it's the coming down part that gives me the willies. Maybe next year :D .

I did an easy 5 mile loop up Golden Canyon, detoured to a loop further up into the Badlands, and came down via Gower Gulch. That was on Monday. On Tuesday I chickened out doing a couple of "easy" dry falls (easy for someone under 3/4 of a century old) in two canyons - Desolation Canyon and Mosaic Canyon. Any of you who've been to those canyons know how easy the first dry falls of each are. If I'd been with someone - like my brother - I might have tried to climb them but, like I said, I'm just not brave enough.

There are people in the image but they appear so small that I figured this would work in this gallery. If I'm wrong about that I hope the moderators simply move it to the appropriate gallery.

The large version of my posted image is here:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51091659680_a145e82855_k.jpg

A view from Zabriskie Point - a drive up view point - showing approximately where I created the main posted image:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51091395238_5100cc5d33_k.jpg

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by John Meade on Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:55 pm
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Beautiful scenery!
 

by Ron Day on Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:01 pm
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Mike, your energy is amazing and this image is beautiful. Keep up the great work!
 

by 1943mike on Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:18 pm
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John Meade wrote:
Beautiful scenery!




John, When the light is right (morning or late afternoon) the views are really nice. One of these years I hope to be able to capture the beauty of this view to my satisfaction.

Mike


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by 1943mike on Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:18 pm
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Ron Day wrote:
Mike, your energy is amazing and this image is beautiful. Keep up the great work!




Ron, You're way too generous with your remark ... but thank you!

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by John Labrenz on Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:21 pm
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Awesome hike and a great view.
The large size link shows nice details.
 

by Carol Clarke on Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:59 pm
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As always with your amazing views, you have to follow the larger link to fully appreciate the stunning detail they contain - even down to those two tiny ants that I presume are the people you refer to, Mike!  I can also sympathise with you on the climbing, - I can manage the going up much better than the coming down..........but I'd really rather not do either... :wink: 

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