“Death Valley”: A Collection of Fine Art Photos in Shades of Blacks and Whites
This collection of black and white photos is dedicated to Death Valley. It is a huge desert area located in the state of California. The name would have been given in 1849 by a woman rescued from a convoy that had lost its way seeking a passage in this desert area. The pioneers survived for several months eating the oxen of the teams and burning the wood of the wagons.
It covers 13,600 km2 (5250 square miles). The Valley of Death is a very inhospitable region where only hotels welcoming tourists were built.
It is in Death Valley that the lowest altitude of the United States is found in Badwater whose lowest point is at -85.5 meters (-282 feet). But there is also Mount Whitney which rises to 4400 meters (14,435 feet). But Death Valley is not just a contrast of altitudes. There are covered desert areas with fine sand dunes as well as snow-capped mountains in the Panamint Range. The fauna and flora are highly developed and adapt to difficult and arid conditions. The region holds the record heat record of 56.7 degrees Celsius (134 Fahrenheit) on September 13, 2012.
Yet for us, professional photographers of landscapes and passionate about the beauties of nature, it is an extraordinary region because the scenes are unique in the world.
In Death Valley, we find calm, serenity and tranquility that we are seeking in our daily lives. This is what we also seek to highlight in our artistic photographs.
What is amazing in Death Valley is the variety of landscapes. There are huge sand dunes that contrast with the surrounding mountains. There is also a dry lake that holds a treasure: the sailing stones. But it is possible to immerse yourself in winding labyrinths of colored rocks.
The landscapes of Death Valley allow us to express strong emotions such as loneliness, tranquility. To immerse yourself in the ethereal scenes of the Valley of Death is to make a real introspection. When we walk on stones or in the sand, we find sensations lost as if we were the first inhabitants of the earth. The most incredible is the absolute silence that reigns in this region. We can focus on the essentials, rethink what is essential in life. These are the reasons that make us love this unique region in the world.
For this collection, we chose the black and white which is perfectly adapted to highlight of the shapes, the details and skies often cloudy. All proposed art photographs are part of our "Black and White Shades" theme.
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