David Stickney  

Moonset Death Valley CA by David Stickney

January 2020 - Moonset Death Valley CA

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Mesquite Dunes Moonset, Death Valley, CA. 12.13.19

This photo was taken early morning as the moon was setting in front and the sun was rising from behind. The sky was amazing this morning, worth the early morning hike to be out there.

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5 comments posted

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
This vista is incredible! Not been to Death Valley yet but it is on my list. The sky is beautiful! And I am a sucker for the moon. In fact I am thinking about going out for moonrise this week. Timing here is everything since it rises over the ocean and there is lots of distortion and clouds! I tried almost every month for over a year and still don't have the shot I want. But this is a spectacular moonset.   Posted: 01/09/2020 11:24:27

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
A stunning image David. Images like this make the effort of getting up and there, usually in the dark so worth while. The reward outweighs the pain. Some people may think and say that the moon is too bright and needs some detail, but I disagree in this case. You have handled, processed and presented this one extremely well. It deserves a place on your office wall. Congratulations.   Posted: 01/13/2020 03:38:54

Janos Demeter   Janos Demeter
Great image! I have been to the Death Valley two years ago and it still is on my list, a fantastic place. You were lucky with the clouds, they add a lot to the image. Maybe I would have tried to have less highlight on the moon, although it is difficult to have both details on the moon and not to have an underexposed picture.   Posted: 01/15/2020 06:51:00

Dave Ficke   Dave Ficke
Very nice image and love the moon through the clouds with a great sky. Maybe two shots for the exposure of the moon and then the valley - otherwise nice shot   Posted: 01/27/2020 23:56:52

Peter Cheung   Peter Cheung
Great capture. Beautiful colors and tone. The cloud around the moon is beautiful also. Very good composition.   Posted: 01/29/2020 14:46:46