A Matter of Perspective

After a short hiatus, I’m back.  Not only here, but home as well.  The last few nights out west, I didn’t have a fast internet connection so I couldn’t post anything.  Catch up time now.  So, this is what I wrote a week ago and now I can add photos!

I will digress tonight, back to Death Valley and  Zabriskie Point, both front and rear.  Two years ago I spent two mornings photographing here.  Well, this time I wanted to see some other parts of the park I missed last time.  Golden Canyon starts off Badwater road, west of Zabriskie Point.  The trail winds it way for about a mile and a half toward Manley Beacon.  I also call it the sharks tooth because that’s what it looks like to me from Zabriskie Pt.

This is how it looks from the overlook, taken on the last morning I was there.  Manley Beacon is the sharp point just about in the middle of the image – sharks tooth.  From this vantage point, it looks pretty small in the overall scheme of things, although the person standing in the foreground gives you a pretty good idea just how big the landscape is out there!

After hiking up Golden Canyon, the trail winds around Manley Beacon.  You’re right at the base looking up at ……

…..the backside of Manley Beacon.  If you click on the image, you’ll see the trail winding away to the right.  Pretty big, especially compared to the view from the other side.

 Self portrait at the base.  Big piece of rock!!  And if you turn around and look out toward Badwater Basin, this is the view…

just before the sun dips below the Panamint Mountains, creating some really nice shadows amongst the ridges.

After the sun set, the clouds lit up quite nicely.

The best part of this afternoon/evening, was that I had this whole place to myself, not one other person around.  So very peaceful.

Be sure to click on the images to see them bigger!

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