Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wrapping it up...

We shot the setting full moon at Zabriskie Point this morning, then did some processing this afternoon. We shot sunset at Badwater - amazing textures on the ground and a pretty nice sky. We were glad to find the playa dry after such a wet start to the trip.

We did a last bit of processing practice with our students tonight, and we're getting ready to turn in. It's 1 am in Cleveland right now, so I'm pretty tired - especially since we've been up at 5am for the past four mornings. We'll be up at 5am to shoot one last time before we head for the Las Vegas airport.

Overall, I think this was one of our best trips to Death Valley as far as the sky was concerned. The passing storms provided a stunning collection of colors and patterns. Unfortunately, most of the roads in the park were closed - so we never got to visit the Racetrack. Still, we did shoot Mesquite Dunes, Zabriskie Point, Bad Water, Darwin Falls, and a few really nice spots between locations. Not too shabby.

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Anonymous Janet Sipl said...

I have been following the blog on your recent workshop and it sounds absolutely wonderful. I hope to participate in one in the future. You stand out as an exceptional photographer as well as a teacher. You always seem to be taking the time to teach through the sharing of your techniques and thought processes. I am a member of CPS and I know that that is one of their primary goals, education. You have a talent for creating an image that tells a story. Nature provides us with so many opportunities to be inspired and you take the time to capture it and share with all.

February 11, 2009 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Varina Patel said...

Thank you so much for your very kind words, Janet. We'd love to have you along for one of our workshops. Jay and I both enjoy teaching - almost as much as we love photography. :) We had a really great time on this trip... despite the heavy rains and closed roads. I hope that all our students are satisfied with what they learned this weekend. I'm looking forward to seeing more of their work as they have time to process.

I hope I'll see you at CPS on Friday! I'm ready for my presentation!

February 11, 2009 at 9:01 PM  

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