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    Hello all We planing on going to Death Valley in May. Is this a good time and what is there to shoot there?

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    Re: Death Valley Info

    It will be a bit hot, obviously. Anything form scenic landscapes to salt formations to sand dunes to desert plants and animals. Can you be more specific on what you are looking for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Exactly!!

    Anyway, this is a good time to go as during the day it is not too hot, but sunrises can be a bit cool in the am. All in all, 5 days was a bit tight to spend shooting everything there was to see there. I could have been there for 2 weeks.
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    Re: Death Valley Info

    Hi Rick:

    We were there for 5 days in mid-April in 2010. It was HOT, the daytime temperature reached 100F most days.

    There's is a lot to photograph in this park.

    You can find some good information and comments at the Death-Valley.net discussion forum.
    The DesertUSA.com website also has some good information.

    A good reference book that I came across is The Photographers Guide to Death Valley. Amazon.com: The Photographer's Guide to Death Valley (The Photographer's Guide) (9780881507898): Shellye Poster: Books

    I also picked up the Death Valley National Park Introductary Package from the DesertUSA web site. The map is quite good if you're travelling on your own.
    Death Valley Natl Park Intro Package - 3 items - DesertUSA Store

    It's a great place, you'll enjoy it.

    regards
    Santo

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    Thanks Everyone for all your Info.
    Sunny Florida Rick of Fla

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    Elena Iuliana
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    I am glad you could share all of these here!

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    Death Valley can get pretty hot in May, but it's still early enough that the higher elevations will be comfortable. Where you go will depend on what you want to shoot. May is too late for wildflowers on the valley floor, so if you're looking for flowers I'd recommend Wildrose Canyon or the road to Aguereberry Point. Birds will be concentrated around the springs (try Wildrose Canyon or Scotty's Castle), rabbits and other mammals will be most active in early morning or late afternoon, snakes will be out at night, and lizards will be everywhere, all day long. You can shoot landscapes and ghost towns any time, but you'll find the best light in early morning and late afternoon (just like anywhere else). There's way too much to see in one visit, so you should try to gather as much information and advice as you can in advance and decide on your priorities -- but stay flexible, because you never know what you'll find when you get there. Have a great trip!

    Dan

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    Elena Iuliana
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    although I am not a photographer, I appreciate the info shared here, thanks Dan as well!

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