|Mark Of Excellence|
Well done for this graphic view of the famous Death Valley moving stones. The texture of the stones and the hard baked ground remind us that the two are part of the same. The converging tracks lead the eye back to the cracked foreground stone and seem to contradict the idea that these stones are moved by wind… Perhaps another photo in some years time will show a cross where the two stones continue their separate paths. You have chosen a foreground focus whereas a deeper depth of field might have added strength to this otherwise lovely shot. Well done!
I captured this in Death Valley National Park. I spent the better part of the day looking for a composition that was going to be different. After several hours of hunting I found this rock, which had stopped in the trail of the rock in the background. I liked how the two paths created the V that opened up into the rest of the scene, I knew I had a winner. Nikkor 18-70mm lens set at 18mm, Nikon D7000. I then combined 2 different files in PS5 to create this HDR image. Dustin Penman