Racetrack Playa has water

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Racetrack Playa has water

Post by Randy O » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:29 am

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Some water on the playa.

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Re: Racetrack Playa has water

Post by MojaveGeek » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:16 pm

Nice, I've never seen the Racetrack wet.

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Re: Racetrack Playa has water

Post by Death Valley Dazed » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:42 pm

Great shot, which I believe is looking east over the playa to Tin Mountain? Did you take the shot? If can you post more images of your trip?

This may be where the water came from on 12/26/2019


or getting turned around by three feet deep snow drifts
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Re: Racetrack Playa has water

Post by Randy O » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:20 am

Yeah, I took that picture from the Lippincott Mine looking east. We went into Saline Valley over Steel Pass and here's a picture of the pass.
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Coming down into Saline this is the view along the Steel Pass road.
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Post by Death Valley Dazed » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:30 am

Those images are so colorful and crisp. So it appears to me that you drove from Ubehebe Crater cutoff out to the Racetrack, then west toward Lippencott, snapped the image of the playa water, backtracked past the Racetrack to Ubehebe, then north past Crankshaft Junction to Eureka Dunes east side, to Steele Pass and then down to Saline Valley and the hot springs? Correct my errors if any, please. And any more photos are appreciated.

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Re: Racetrack Playa has water

Post by Randy O » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:39 pm

Hey DVD, we went first to Eureka Dunes via Crankshaft Junction and spent the night there.
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Then we went into Saline Valley through Steel Pass, stayed at the springs a few days, drove up Lippincott to Homestake dry camp, then out to Ubehebe. In all it was a 7 day trip with beautiful weather. Thanks for the compliments on the pictures.

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Post by Death Valley Dazed » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:44 pm

Randy O, okay your route makes much more sense than the one I was guessing at. What a great way to spend a week!

BTW - what camera are you using. Your images are coming through to my computer with splendid popping colors.
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Re: Racetrack Playa has water

Post by Randy O » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:45 am

My camera is a Nikon D7200 with a polarizer filter.

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Re: Racetrack Playa has water

Post by Kauri » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:05 pm

Randy O wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:45 am
My camera is a Nikon D7200 with a polarizer filter.
Very nice photos! I'm guessing you're also using an HDR setting as well as the polarizing filter? I have an old Sony camera with an auto HDR setting, but my photos never turn out with as good of "dynamic range" as the ones you posted.
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Post by Randy O » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:06 am

No Kauri, these were not done with the HDR setting. I did some post processing but very little, that camera with the polarizer just takes good pictures and the clear air and crisp conditions were contributing factors.

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Post by Kauri » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:27 pm

Randy O wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:06 am
No Kauri, these were not done with the HDR setting. I did some post processing but very little, that camera with the polarizer just takes good pictures and the clear air and crisp conditions were contributing factors.
Wow, that's impressive! (And it makes me want to trade in my old cameras for a newer one. :smile: )
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Re: Racetrack Playa has water

Post by ETAV8R » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:32 am

South pass as of last week was a ice and mud bog. Another storm predicted for tomorrow in the region.

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