The Crazy Colors of Death Valley

Rock Guides on Road Trips

If you’re planning on taking a road trip through a state or area, you should try to get these Rock Guides for each State. I have forgotten the exact name, but it tells you what you are driving past. Like it would say, on Highway 5, just before you get to So-and-So, you’ll pass a rock-cliff wall full of the a special kind of granite that was used to build the Texas State Capitol or whatever whatever. Okay that was a stupid example, but these guides are actually really cool… I recommend them!

Daily Photo – The Crazy Colors of Death Valley

I had no idea Death Valley would be so full of colors! Of course, the HDR process takes the existing colors and really helps them to stand out… and, as everyone knows, that’s perfectly cool with me!

I was close to this area back in college when I used to have a double-major in geophysics and computer-science. I ended up dropping the geo bit of it because of a fight with the professor, but I’ve always kept my fascination with rocks. I don’t know enough about everything I see… like, when I see this below, I have a few ideas on what probably made it like this, but I don’t know for sure. Either way, it’s awesome… I’m glad for all the sulfur and iron in the area and its apparent randomness!

The Crazy Colors of Death Valley

The Crazy Colors of Death Valley

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length190.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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  • Casper van Zyl

    love the colours,makes every hill stand stand out on its own.

  • Casper van Zyl

    colours are great ,each hill stands out on its own with HDR

  • Casper van Zyl

    HdR makes each hill stand alone

  • GeorgeGreen

    You rock! hehe. Didn’t know there are so many rocky areas in death valley. Most of the pick I see are of the sand dunes.

  • Casper van Zyl

    Sorry Trey, there seemed some fault with the programme as when I hit the post it all disappeared so i put it in again and again so thought would come back later and there it all was SoRRRRRy

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks! :)

  • Trey Ratcliff

    hehe no problem! :)

  • http://www.ahles.nl/ Patrick Ahles

    Apparently the colours are not dead! Great shot!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Doriesmom Gail Stayton Moshier

    Wow, what beautiful colors!! Thanks, Trey!!!

  • susan ratcliff

    Awesome shot – yes, so many colors! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/tmbuergi Thomas Buergi

    The books are called Roadside Geology – I had some for California and south west states they are really cool for curious folks!

  • http://travelingreporter.com/ Traveling Reporter

    Great shot! I drove straight through the Death Valley once, and almost ran out of gas… Had to turn back and go for an hour to find a gas station. Not funny.

  • Dee

    oh wow.. great shot! have always wanted to visit death valley. Has definitely been one of the top places to visit in my bucket list, along with Antelope canyon.
    http://yamkantravel.blogspot.com

  • Mind Bird

    Thank you so much–all I could find were the rock climbing guides.

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