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01 January 2014 Sam Rua


Death Valley National Park view map

Down on my belly again to catch this view from the southern end of the Badwater
salt flats. I don't know know the exact elevation at this particular spot but a quick look
at a Goggle terrain map shows this spot to be about 220 feet below sea level. The rocks
on this playa do not "sail" like the rocks from Racetrack playa, most likely because of the
much lower elevation. The Racetrack playa is at about 3,700 feet and subject to more
deep freeze cycles. And there was much less water here than at the Racetrack.

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janescottcumming22-Jan-2014 03:33
Fantastic point of view and some great information.
woody3421-Jan-2014 22:35
Great perspective of this fascinating scene, and thank's for the background...V
Tom LeRoy21-Jan-2014 18:56
Fabulous really low shot, Sam. No trails from this rock ! V
Helen Betts21-Jan-2014 18:13
Quite a fascinating perspective and a great composition. Interesting names they have for all these places in Death Valley. V.
Guest 21-Jan-2014 16:40
Very nicely done and interesting info of the area...
Walter Otto Koenig21-Jan-2014 15:49
Fascinating info. and well photographed image.
danad21-Jan-2014 13:01
An excellent composition. V.
Blandine Mangin21-Jan-2014 08:14
very beautiful compo ! v
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)21-Jan-2014 07:08
Tom Munson21-Jan-2014 07:04
Terrific image, Sam. You had a great trip.
Mike H.21-Jan-2014 06:53
A unique, deluxe composition, Sam.
Well thought out background; wonderful
rock detail!
Raymond Ma21-Jan-2014 05:37
An interesting vantage point Sam and very attractive with the mountains in the distance. Hard to believe it is so far below sea level. V
Glenn Dean (Vatorman)21-Jan-2014 05:05
I think I saw it move!
Cool perspective for sure with follow-on information.
Guest 21-Jan-2014 03:47
Interesting perspective and background.
globalgadabout21-Jan-2014 03:31
a rockin' POV gives this palpable presence...intrepid photography Sam...V
Gary A. Rich (GRainelev)21-Jan-2014 03:29
Fantastic POV. Excellent comp on this image. Great piece of history, too. Well seen and captured. V.
joseantonio21-Jan-2014 03:24
Perfect composition. Interesting to know about those rocks.V.
SLC_Images21-Jan-2014 02:55
Really nice angle/POV> Plus nice commentary! VT!!
fotabug21-Jan-2014 02:12
Interesting! I was wondering about those 'sailing' rocks! Good POV! V
Long Bach Nguyen21-Jan-2014 02:05
wonderful dof and compo
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