Photo Submission by Craig Bill on Mar 13, 2012 - 09:03
About the Shot
“Creation” was taken in in Death Valley National Park - where a record 134 degrees occurred during the summer of 1913. It might seem dead and isolated, but there is a story here that I hope “Creation” proposes and invites. This image comprises four different exposures and camera filters taken over several hours to achieve the final photograph. I set up and took the first set of images during late afternoon/ early evening. Some exposures were taken while the last rays of the setting sun lit the clouds over the Panamint Mountains. Other longer five minute exposures detailed twilight on the ground, and later completely dark ones captured the stars above. “Creation” is a fusion of multiple images over time without moving the camera to create and reveal the mysterious nature of this harsh landscape that our eyes would otherwise miss out on.