I Know That Place!!!

Every once in a while, I come across an image that doesn’t give any clues as to where it was taken, yet I’m able to identify it because I’ve been there. I get quite a bit of pleasure from that, though I honestly don’t know why. Maybe it’s some bit of justification from knowing someone else (maybe someone famous?) made an effort to go where I’ve also been.

The latest such example came Christmas day when Guy Tal posted an image on Facebook that I was immediately able to identify as I’d taken that exact same image under very similar lighting conditions (we were obviously there at different times of the year as the light angle in his image is slightly different than in mine.) I don’t see the image in his galleries on his website (maybe it’s new?) and I’m not sure a link to the Facebook post would work from my site, but here’s my version. If he ends up adding the image to one of his website galleries, I’ll post a link to it here.

Dying of the Light

The last rays of sunset graze the peaks near Aguereberry Point in the mountains above Death Valley, California.

This image was taken with a Canon 5D Mark II camera using a Canon 70-200mm lens. Exposure was 1/100th second @ f/6.3, ISO 100. If I remember correctly, this was hand-held.

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