Sunday, February 8, 2009

After the rain...

We had a little bit more rain this morning, and the roads were still closed when we got out of bed at 5:15am. We checked with the rangers and then drove past the blockades to shoot the dunes. Not much of a sunrise, but as we were preparing to pack up and go, the sun made a brief appearance. Later in the day, we drove out to Zabriskie Point and then prepared to shoot the sunset out in the flats somewhere between Stove Pipe Wells and Furnace Creek. The sunset was absolutely beautiful - and the flats gave us some really unusual shots of Death Valley. We have a great group of students this time - all of them are enthusiastic photographers. We've given them a bit of information about the basics to work with - using filters, understanding hyperfocal distance, following the light, camera settings - and now they are getting some experience in the field. We're waiting for downloads now, and we expect to see some really nice work.

Tomorrow - it's supposed to rain again... but we are looking forward to some more of these interesting cloud formations.

I'd love to get some processing done, but it will have to wait until we get home. :)

And finally - to the German gentleman who introduced himself to me today at Zabriskie Point - I'm afraid I can't remember your name! Please send me a link to your images from today! I'm looking forward to seeing them (and being reminded of your name)! I love getting to know other photographers - and it's great to know that people are reading my blog even in Europe. :)

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Anonymous Brian Rueb said...

glad to hear things are picking up photographically...we were worried.

February 9, 2009 at 1:05 AM  
Blogger Varina Patel said...

:) Thanks, Brian!

February 9, 2009 at 1:00 PM  

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