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Photo Info

Dimensions5000 x 3337
Original file size5.81 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken25-Mar-16 12:56
Date modified6-May-16 17:40
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D810
Focal length17 mm
Focal length (35mm)17 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/200 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 64
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
March 2016

March 2016

Desert Paintbrush (Castilleja augustifolia), Titus Canyon, Death Valley National Park.

2016 was the year of the "superbloom" in Death Valley - Fall and Winter rains enabling an outrageous display of wildflowers that attracted visitors from all over the world. We had made plans for a Spring desert trip to Death Valley long before the superbloom made the news. Fortunately, Death Valley is a BIG place and you can always find solitude if you know where to go. I captured this image of Desert Paintbrush on the drive into Titus Canyon. The yellow wash on the ridge in the background is from Golden Evening Primrose, which were blooming in abundance during our visit.