Since WWDC 2018 is beginning in a few hours and “Mojave” is rumoured as the new macOS name, this is one of my shots of Death Valley taken in 2009. Since Death Valley is a part of the Mojave Desert, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for macOS 10.15 Death Valley next year.
Shot with Canon 50D + Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L — f/8, 1/80, ISO 100 @ 35 mm.
Shot with Canon 50D + Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L — f/8, 1/60, ISO 100 @ 16 mm.
These shots of Death Valley were taken on April 29 in 2009 and I still remember the temperature that day — when we got down into the valley itself (its lowest point is 86 m below sea level) from the vista points above, it rose to 36° C.
Shot with Canon 50D + Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS — f/8, 1/250, ISO 160 @ 200 mm.
A few hours later I was back behind the wheel, driving towards Yosemite National Park, with a stop for the night along the way somewhere between Lone Pine and Big Pine.
After waking up the next morning, I was getting closer to Yosemite — the peaks around Lee Vining in California were all covered in snow and some of the mountain passes were closed.
The temperature started dropping as my altitude started increasing…
I had to take the long route around Yosemite, through Eldorado National Forest. This was just 24 hours after Death Valley and the temperature dropped by 30° C to a chilling 6° C.
This was a fun 3000 kilometre trip, driving from Las Vegas through the Grand Canyon, Eldorado National Park, Yosemite Nationak Park, to San Francisco — I need to do it again, spending more time in the parks.