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p.1 #1 · Racetrack at 10mm


This shot was taken at Racetrack, Death Valley.
The day was very dry and the usual "rock" tracks were very faint this time of year. There were no clouds but it was a beautiful day. This picture was taken just before the last thin line of sunlight vanishes from the landscape. It shows an approximate 10mm focal length with the 17TSE shifted for a pano. A small tilt was also used to keep things sharp. I hope you like it.
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Fred




Racetrack, Death Valley

  Canon EOS 5D Mark II    TS-E17mm f/4L lens    17mm    f/11.0    1/25s    100 ISO  



Edited on May 28, 2012 at 04:50 PM



Feb 27, 2012 at 08:16 PM
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p.1 #2 · Racetrack at 10mm


That's a stunner Fred, well done indeed.
David



Feb 27, 2012 at 08:24 PM
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p.1 #3 · Racetrack at 10mm


That is cool! Nice work.


Feb 27, 2012 at 08:34 PM
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p.1 #4 · Racetrack at 10mm


great shot again


Feb 27, 2012 at 08:39 PM
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p.1 #5 · Racetrack at 10mm


I like it,maybe not the color of the sky but the foreground with sharp rock rules.


Feb 27, 2012 at 09:06 PM
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p.1 #6 · Racetrack at 10mm


Love the ground texture from this shot, one of my favorite from this area.


Feb 27, 2012 at 09:55 PM
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p.1 #7 · Racetrack at 10mm


Wonderful clarity and light, Fred. This just glows! I can't figure how you got a 10mm focal length from a 17mm lens. I have that lens. Whatchya do?


Feb 27, 2012 at 10:06 PM
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p.1 #8 · Racetrack at 10mm


A subtly beautiful image!

Bob



Feb 27, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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p.1 #9 · Racetrack at 10mm


Good one Fred, I look to return to the Racetrack Playa with my 17 TSE. I only had a 24 TSE during my last visit. It seems as though you are low enough to use more than "a small tilt" but perhaps the height of the rock was a compromising tilt consideration.

When I was last there I met a professor studying how the rocks make tracks on the Death Valley Racetrack. I explained his theories about ice collars or ice patches lifting the rocks up and then being blown about the playa in a strong wind. Also some of the evidence of why this seems like the most likely explanation consistent with his detailed observations.
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1005570/0?keyword=how,rocks,race#9550389

The research in the FM thread above is described in more detail here
http://geology.com/nasa/racetrack-playa/
Mike K

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Feb 27, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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p.1 #10 · Racetrack at 10mm


An excellent image, Fred.
It's interesting that you decided to stretch it out side-to-side- instead of vertically (which would emphasize the skid mark). That makes it a bit different than the norm- and quite agreeable.
Nice work all 'round.
Charlie



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p.1 #11 · Racetrack at 10mm


This is really sweet, Fred. The low angle of this really makes the shot.


Feb 27, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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p.1 #12 · Racetrack at 10mm


Awesome!! U went left to right...i went top to bottom on a similar rock.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1064608/0?keyword=small,stone#10123320



Feb 27, 2012 at 10:52 PM
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p.1 #13 · Racetrack at 10mm


Well well! Look who's posting on Fred Miranda, but Fred Miranda himself! Woohoo! Terrific POV on this one man. Love it!


Feb 27, 2012 at 11:26 PM
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p.1 #14 · Racetrack at 10mm


WOw! that's all


Feb 27, 2012 at 11:33 PM
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p.1 #15 · Racetrack at 10mm


Fred... this is one of the most unique photographs from this area that I have seen. Absolutely beautiful


Feb 27, 2012 at 11:58 PM
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p.1 #16 · Racetrack at 10mm


I love the sharp details up front and the DOF in this one. Great use of the TS-E.

Alan



Feb 28, 2012 at 01:21 AM
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p.1 #17 · Racetrack at 10mm


Wow, at 10mm, it really sets it off. Now I'm curious about the lens Nice photo indeed.


Feb 28, 2012 at 01:23 AM
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p.1 #18 · Racetrack at 10mm


Diggin this one indeed. Great work

aF



Feb 28, 2012 at 01:37 AM
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p.1 #19 · Racetrack at 10mm


Fantastic shot! I, too, am curious about the lens now! Well, more anyway.


Feb 28, 2012 at 02:08 AM
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p.1 #20 · Racetrack at 10mm


David, Craig, Dirtyharry71, ingemar and Kirt:
Thanks for your feedback. I am glad you liked this one.

Jeffrey, when you shift your 17TSE 12mm to the right and left for a pano, you end up with a 35MP file and approximately 10mm focal length (if it was one shot) with an horizontal angle of view of more than 120 degrees.

All the best,
Fred



Feb 28, 2012 at 02:39 AM
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