Death Valley Limestone Wildflower Canyon

Death Valley Limestone Wildflower Canyon

...mouse click to enlarge... Death Valley National Park limestone canyon in peak bloom during the most fantastic wildflower spring in the national park's history. I exposed this 4x5 Provia 100F transparency through my 90mm Caltar lens, west of Jubilee Pass on March 6, 2005. In the lower left frame corner are some nice close-ups of purple-hued notch-leaf phacelia, phacelia crenulata. Mixed along with the phacelia and dominating all areas of the image are yellow-hued desertgold, geraea canescens. Desertgold are pleasantly fragrant which made this canyon even more wonderful. In front of the large foreground rock just left of center frame bottom, are rock daisies, perityle emoryi. Above the left shoulder of the same rock are pink petals of one of the desert's most beautiful wildflowers, desert five-spot, eremalche rotundifolia. Above the large foreground rock near the left corner are the light bluish gray leaves of desertholly saltbush, atriplex hymenelytra. Geology here is sea sediments from the ancient Paleozoic Era with much of the pinkish orange rock in the background limestone. The image is available on my below home page gallery as a 38x30 inch Lightjet fine art print. For additional information on this image see link. David Senesac Photography
David Senesac
on Sep 30, 2006 5:26 am
Image Type(s): Scenery
Image ID: 230624


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lcarreau - Feb 28, 2009 11:19 pm - Voted 10/10

Thanks David ...

I must have completely missed seeing this
picture, until you posted it in the forum.

Yes, I think this qualifies as the warmest
place in the northern hemisphere with mountains!

Of course, I'm biased on AZ because I live there. Thanks for submitting this wonderful
desert picture !!!

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