Death Valley Trip – Driving to Furnace Creek

It’s not really far from BadWater to Furnace Creek, but there were just so many fascinating mountain shapes, and fantastic colors. The photos below will never be able to convey the real beauty of the mountains.

Mountain
(1/80s, F11, ISO100, 40mm – Lens 24-70F2.8)

Mountain
(1/160s, F11, ISO100, 70mm – Lens 24-70F2.8)

I suddenly saw this fascinating lava sculpture.

Sculpture
(1/60s, F18, ISO160, 35mm – Lens 24-70F2.8)

Mountain
(1/100s, F8, ISO100, 24mm – Lens 24-70F2.8)

Mountain
(1/125s, F6.3, ISO100, 35mm – Lens 24-70F2.8)

This was the only animal I saw in Death Valley. He looked really hot and out of place, and hardly bothered to get out of the roads when the cars came.

2012.10.20@19.30.16-2-jes

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Copenhagen sand sculptures

Last week-end I was in Copenhagen, and visited the Copenhagen Sand Sculpture Festival. I used to play in the sand when I was a kid, these artists have taken the sand sculpturing to the extreme. 3000 tons of sand is used, and the tallest sculptures is 10 meters high! So they are a lot larger than they seem in the photos. The sand used contains some clay, so that it wild hold longer, typically 2-3 months of a typical Danish summer, which also includes rain.

Here is an overview of the sculptures, with some people included. There was also a do-it-yourself area, but I passed on that :-).

 

 

 

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