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Old Jul 27, 2011, 11:04 PM   #1
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Hi, one more for you all.

I was shooting in Death Valley over Christmas. There had been rain and when it rains the valley can fill up with water from a river that flows into it but not out. I waded about a mile out into the water for this shot. The water was freezing cold but the shot was worth it. You should see it blow up. This is a pano about 10 photos shot in portrait orientation.

I have been shooting in Death Valley for 10 years and this was the first time I personally saw it with water in it.

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Old Jul 28, 2011, 2:01 AM   #2
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Gorgeous! Yes, I'd say the wade was definitely worth it!
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terrific shot(s)! how deep was the water?
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Wow! Now that is a stunning shot. Absolutely beautiful. How long did you have to wait for the ripples from your walk to clear?
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Hi everyone and thanks for the nice words.

Smac the wait was about 20 minutes and then you stepped very slowly to not make anymore waves.

Squirl the water was only about 4 inches the first day but increased to about 6 inches the next. It over-topped my hiking boots the second day. If you look closely at the bottom you can see lines in the water.. these are actually joints in the salt flats.

Jeanniebug the shot was definitely worth the walk.

I must tell you all that another photographer had waded out this far and would have been in the frame if you did not come out as far as he did. I think he did it out of spite to mess up the other people without water proof boots. I thought it was unkind of him (nicest way I am going to put it).

The hard thing was that as soon as the sun got to the bottom and hit the water the wind began to blow and the reflection was gone. One minute it is beautiful and the next you just pack up and go home. Which is what happened the second day.

Here are a couple more photos. The camera set up and what this area usually looks like. This is the salt flat when it is dry in B&W.

I sent the one of the camera and tripod to my insurance agent. He wanted to raise the premium on my equipment!
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