One of the most intriguing landscapes I’ve visited is the “Race Track” deep inside Death Valley National Park. This is the place that rocks mysteriously move along the ground. While almost always dry, its unusually flat surface is covered with small but firm hexagonal clay or mud crack polygons. Most people who make this primitive road trip go to see the rocks with trials stretched out behind them - eluding to the never-captured-on-video movement, yet.
The road here is almost thirty miles of rough rocks and wash areas after the paved one ends. I do like how difficult it is to get here, but wow its rough and beautifully desolate!
For me, I wanted to immerse myself into an all night shooting spree to show this weird expanse of mysterious desert in a different way. This photograph incorporated a fusion of exposures to capture the still image and an experimental camera movement during shutter release to create the moon-trail. A moving exposure and a still exposure fused together. When I look at this photograph it creatively captures the still, cool, immense and super quiet "Racetrack" as I experienced it standing there in the middle of nowhere - bathed in shifting moonlight all night.
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Death Valley National Park
Experimental fusion of long exposure still shots & moving camera shots
GOLD - World's Top 10 Fine Art Photography Awards 2019
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Neutral Density Int'l Awards 2019 Honorable Mention
ePHOTOzine Highly Commended Award & Reader's Choice Award 2019
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