Judy Burr, APSA, MPSA  


Death Valley Colors by Judy Burr, APSA, MPSA

July 2021 - Death Valley Colors

About the Image(s)

I am going through old photos and went to one of my favorite places—Death Valley NP. I took this in January 2013 with my Nikon D300 and 18-270 Tamron lens at 70=105mm. SS was 1/500. Aperture f 10 and ISO 200. I love the colors at Artists’ Palette and this is one example. I processed it in Elements and Topaz. As always, I appreciate your comments and suggestions.


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11 comments posted




Gunter Haibach   Gunter Haibach
Very nice Documentary image that tells a story of colour in our natural environment.
The composition is fine, however for me, I miss seeing something that would indicate the scale of the scene - i.e. is it a mountain or small hill?
The exposure is well done, bringing out the colours, texture, shapes, and lines. Very nice tonal rage as well. Also beautifully sharp.


  Posted: 07/09/2021 08:59:10
Judy Burr   Judy Burr
I guess one has to be familiar with Death Valley to know this "artists' palette". I was in a hurry due to some unforeseen events. I may try to do an essay on Death Valley and then this would fit in.   Posted: 07/15/2021 20:34:50



Karen Harris   Karen Harris
Very nice, sharp, colorful image. I would like to see something in the image that would give me an idea of the grandness of the area.   Posted: 07/09/2021 14:58:08
Judy Burr   Judy Burr
I was mostly going for the color. We've been to Death Valley several times and always head for this in the afternoon. I doubt we'll get there again, unless we get a satellite phone!   Posted: 07/15/2021 20:36:38



Bob Legg   Bob Legg
A very nice image Judy, however, I think that the image is missing the Wow that I have seen in some Death Valley images.   Posted: 07/10/2021 09:45:00
Judy Burr   Judy Burr
Well, the dunes are another story! They don't usually have anything that shows the depth or height, but they are great to see.   Posted: 07/15/2021 20:37:33
Judy Burr   Judy Burr
Well, the dunes are another story! They don't usually have anything that shows the depth or height, but they are great to see.   Posted: 07/15/2021 20:37:34
Judy Burr   Judy Burr
Well, the dunes are another story! They don't usually have anything that shows the depth or height, but they are great to see.   Posted: 07/15/2021 20:37:36



Tim Sanders   Tim Sanders
Some lovely shades and textures, but I am looking for something to give scale to the image.   Posted: 07/13/2021 09:52:34



Bill Foy   Bill Foy
I've got to agree with all of the previous comments - good colors, textures, tonal range, etc. But I don't really know what I'm looking at in terms of composition - am I looking at an incline? I haven't been there and the images I recall seeing were all flat land.   Posted: 07/15/2021 13:05:51
Judy Burr   Judy Burr
You should go! Dante's Point is high and gives a great view of the area.   Posted: 07/15/2021 20:38:30