"Cerulean Serenity"

Death Valley National Park


  • Title of work:
    Cerulean Serenity
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  • Date taken:
  • Camera:
    Zone Vi 8x10 View Camera
  • Lens:
    150 mm SW Nikkor Nikon
  • Aperture:
  • Shutter Speed:
    2 seconds
  • ISO:
  • Filters:
    Graduated neutral density 0.6
  • Film:
    Fujifilm Velvia 50

  • Story behind the image:

    Badwater Basin is an enormous area with endless photographic opportunities. I gave myself 2 hours before sunset to hunt for just the right polygonal shapes to include in my shot. Once I found this composition, I exposed 2 sheets of film: one was just as the sun was setting behind the Western mountains and the other just after sunset. These are both images that have a wonderful serene feeling to them and capture the essence of how I felt as I watched the sunset.

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