Death Valley National Park, California.
I posted already a photo from this spot in Death Valley earlier. However, the light was changing so fast that I was able to make quite a few shots that all have different feeling to them. This one is towards the end of the blue hour just before the was starting to rise.
While visiting Death Valley I also made stop at the ghost town of Rhyolite. It is located near the eastern edge of the national park. At its heyday Rhyolite had by some estimates a population of up to 5,000 during the gold rush in the early 20th century. However, once the ores were exhausted the population quickly dropped to zero again by 1920.
This photo is a long exposure shot of the John S. Cook & Company Bank building. It was completed and opened for business in January 1908. The reported cost of the building is $90,000. The safe’s inside vault weighed 6,600 pounds and could hold a million dollars in coin.
Rhyolite is an intriguing place and I would highly recommend a stop if you’re in the vicinity.
I am slowly working through all the photos from the recent G+ trip to Death Valley. This shot from the Mesquite Dunes was made very early in morning. It is quite an experience walking into these dunes for about an hour in the night to find a good spot for the sun to rise. The title is inspired by the fact that I walked into a desert and forgot to take any water with me (greenhorn!). As you can imagine I was quite dried out towards the end of this shoot and very happy to be back at my car where several bottles of water waited.