Montag, 4. Oktober 2010

Ruby Beach / Washington

Ruby Beach is the northernmost of the southern beaches in the coastal section of Olympic National Park. It has a tremendous amount of driftwood and some amazing sea stacks. It's like a photographers dream, a rocky, log-strewn shore to enjoy gazing at dramatic rock formations and bald eagles that soar overhead or rest in the treetops on the cliffs. Defenitly one of the most scenically distinctive beaches in this 10-mile stretch of Kalaloc. 

Camera: Canon 5d Mark2
Lens: Canon 16-35mm 2.8

Sonntag, 3. Oktober 2010

Death Valley / Bad Water Basin

Badwater Basin is an endorheic basin in Death Valley National Park, California, noted as the lowest point in north america, with an elevation of 282 ft (86 m) below sea level. It's an unforgetable experience to wander a little way out onto the salt flats, and just stand for a while in the stifling heat. 

Temperature 120°F / 48°C

Camera: Canon 5d Mark2 / Lens: Canon 16-35mm 2.8

Samstag, 2. Oktober 2010

Sandscapes / Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

On our way down south from washington to california we made a stop in Dunes city, Oregon where you find wind-sculpted sand dunes towering to 500 feet above sea level. The Oregon Dunes National Recreaion Area extends for 40 miles along the Oregon Coast. Formed by the ancient forces of wind, water and time, these dunes are like no others in the world. It’s an amazing photo location and was defenitly one of my highlights on our trip!

Camera: Canon 5d Mark 2 / Lens: Canon 16-35mm 2.8 

Ghost Town / Bodie, California

Bodie is an original ghost town from the late 1800’s. Bodie stands today in a state of “arrested decay”.There’s a story about a little girl whose family moved from San Francisco to Bodie. Depending on who tells you, or where you read it, she wrote either: “Good, by God, I’m going to Bodie” or “Goodbye God, I’m going to Bodie”. Once you get through this site, you’ll have to decide for yourself.

Camera: Canon 5d Mark2 
Lens: Canon 16-35mm 2.8

Joshua Tree National Park / California

The Joshua Tree National Park is located in southeastern California. It is named after the joshua tree forests native to the park. The amazing rock formations were formed 100 million years ago from the cooling of magma beneath the surface. Ground- water is responsibles for the erosion that created the spheres from rectangular blocks. By the time we visited the park we were lucky enough to see an amazing amount of stars and even meteor showers.

Camera: Canon 5d Mark2  Lenses: Canon 16-35mm 2.8 /Canon 24-105 4.0