Sunset from Zabriskie Point, Death Valley

Category: Outdoor Scenes


Photo and caption by Daniel South

Zabriskie Point is a popular sunrise destination. I wanted to capture this famous view in a different light, so I waited for conditions that might produce a good sunset photo. When the clouds lit up with color, I knew that I had an opportunity to catch something out of the ordinary. This image was captured in a single exposure using graduated neutral density filters to darken the sky and match its intensity to that of the much darker foreground. No compositing, layering, or HDR techniques were used.

Location: Death Valley National Park, California, USA


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