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    Posted: 26 January 2019 at 01:18
Rhyolite is an abandoned small town in Death Valley. Zabriskie Point is one of the icons of Death Valley (I didn't take a shot of the actual point) and Badwater, sometimes has water in it.

#1 - Death Valley Junction



#2 - Rhyolite Cemetery



#3 - Rhyolite Cemetery



#4 - Rhyolite



#5 - Rhyolite Transportation



#6 - The Road to Rhyolite



#7 - Near Zabriskie Point



#8 - Badwater Sunset


Edited by Roger Rex - 26 January 2019 at 08:52
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Post Options Post Options   Quote lomitamike Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2019 at 06:16
Except for the Badwater shot, they're all quite different then what I'm used to seeing.
Nice to see different places and perspectives.
The Badwater shot is nice too.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2019 at 06:49
Very interesting set.
I remember the movie "Zabriski Point" by Antonioni from 1970, not so much for the forgettable plot and acting, but for the location.
Your images #6 and #7 are beautifully taken and presented.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2019 at 07:09
Great set with very different images. I had the idea #2 may be rotated, but it could also be a slope. #3,5, and 8 look awesome - thanks a lot for sharing these here Roger    .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2019 at 10:37
A great and diverse set Roger! All gooed, but the last three work the best for me. TFS
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Beautiful photos!Another excellent set from this location - I really enjoyed looking at these.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 January 2019 at 13:31
Marvelous set, Roger!

I particularly like the last four images - they are very diverse in character, but nevertheless manage to convey a special and uniform mood of this place.

TFS!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 January 2019 at 16:46
Hi Roger,

Another very diverse set from you here and, as you promised, no dunes! None the worse for that though as you managed to find some interesting (arresting even) images and locations that have your 'eye' all over them.

What do I mean by that? well, the simplicity of form and construction in the first 5 is 'pure' Roger Rex and, in terms of composition, work very well for me - #4 especially for the clever use of the framing you use here.

of the others, these are a little above the first four for me though. #6, for example, is real 'Road America' stuff and is something I tried to do around Monument Valley but couldn't find a space in the traffic and people playing 'photographic chicken' to get exactly what I wanted (plus it's been done to death there anyway....).

#7 - Almost a dune image, but the addition of the figure makes all the difference; and in red as well....

Finally, a complete change in #8 and I find this the pick of the set; great texture from the salt flats and a beautiful sunset to die for (excuse the pun....).

Something different and well worth sharing with us.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Rex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 January 2019 at 13:34
Thanks all for the comments.

owenn01 - #6, yes a cliche which I tend to avoid, but I liked the added element of the triangle coming in from the right side making it an asymmetrical composition. Also, it was apparently newly paved and striped so the strong contrast of black and yellow attracted me.

MichelvA - #2 - I tend to "always" level my camera when shooting on a tripod but "always" really means "almost always" so I don't know if there is a slope, the image is out of level or if it is a bit of camera distortion or a some of all three or two (or, maybe, I was not using a tripod as well). In processing, if I return to it, I will level it better. Always a bit of a dilemma between "correcting" and out of level horizon when, in reality, the land at the horizon was not level, but sloped as is the case many times.

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