Nothing But Rocks

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 9 April 2009 in Landscape & Rural.

As I recall, this picture was taken near Zabrinski Point in Death Valley National Park. I was struck by the dry river bed ahead and the total absence of plant material. "Death Valley is one of the hottest and driest places in North America due to its lack of surface water. On July 10, 1913, a record 134 °F (56.7 °C) was measured at the Weather Bureau's observation station at Furnace Creek Inn, the highest temperature ever recorded on that continent as of 2007. Daily summer temperatures of 120 °F (49 °C) or greater are common, as well as below freezing nightly temperatures in the winter. It also features the lowest point in North America at Badwater, which is 282 feet (86 m) below sea level." A scanned medium format negative.

Eros from tehran, Iran

nice :)

9 Apr 2009 5:34am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A great one !

9 Apr 2009 8:44am

Rakesh Vanamali from Ooty, India

Brilliant picture! Looks out of this world!

9 Apr 2009 10:29am

DaveB from Exeter, United Kingdom

Wow, looks really harsh, a landscape to respect surely!

9 Apr 2009 10:36am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely moonscape Don

9 Apr 2009 10:49am

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

...beautiful, landscape, composition and rich tones. I just love you b&w photography. It makes me want to dust off my film camera and imitate you !!


9 Apr 2009 11:20am

daina from New York, United States

Gorgeous detail Don! And a lovely image...

9 Apr 2009 12:21pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

So wonder they named it death valley.

9 Apr 2009 1:40pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

B&W certainly creates a different feel for Death Valley than does color. Great choice.

9 Apr 2009 1:50pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

there's more of that fine detail. Furnace Creek and Death Valley: both names really say a lot don't they?! This is a really well done image Don.

9 Apr 2009 2:34pm

grant from kansas city, United States

a definite favorite. such an eerie landscape. and, i think i could count the rocks in this photo.

9 Apr 2009 3:18pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

perfect shot, really perfect

9 Apr 2009 3:21pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I think that the place is made for photographers - great view, tonality and shadows

9 Apr 2009 4:26pm

Hidalgo from Herunen, Finland

Moon landscape?

9 Apr 2009 4:40pm

Philip from Joburg, South Africa

These B/W shots you are showing us are incredible such detail and this one is no exception those little shadows NICE!

9 Apr 2009 5:58pm

beanow from Warsaw, Poland

Exquisite rocky desert... Super light. Great work.

9 Apr 2009 6:50pm

Manola from Bassens (73), France


9 Apr 2009 8:03pm

Rosso from Luserna s.Giovanni (To), Italy

Good overview of area seems desolate and arid mountains of the moon excellent B & W

9 Apr 2009 9:16pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

And lots of them. A great shot with a nice range of tones.

9 Apr 2009 9:44pm

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

So arid and dry. And lonely. Nice processing - the b&w adds to the desolation.

9 Apr 2009 10:56pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

An astonishing image Don, the gray tones, shadows and crispness are perfect. Very otherworldly.

9 Apr 2009 11:25pm

One from Açores, Portugal

A good game of shadows and light, looks like a lunar landscape . Great work !

10 Apr 2009 2:58am

JamesC from portland, United States

Nice depth and hills in the back. Looks exactly as you said, hot!

10 Apr 2009 3:57am