One of the more interesting places in Death Valley National Park is a place called the Racetrack. This dry lake bed is home to a fascinating phenomenon of large rocks that seem to inexplicably move and leave tracks in the dried mud of the playa. The current theory is that as the lake bed becomes wet from the rain and as strong winds blow through the valley the rocks slowly move. No matter how the tracks are made these rocks make for a great photographic subject. During my previous Death Valley photo tour a few weeks ago I captured many traditional fine art photos of these rocks and tracks. Some of my favorite photos from this trip came from a late night light painting experiment. Below is one of my favorites.
[tags]Photography, Death Valley, Night Photography, Light Painting, National Park, Racetrack[/tags]