Sunset at Manly Beacon. The golden hour was certainly true for sunset this evening viewing Manly Beacon at Zabriske Point, Death Valley, California. Borates, which made up a large portion of Death Valley's historical past were concentrated in the lake beds from hot spring waters and alteration of rhyolite in the nearby volcanic field. Weathering and alteration by thermal waters are also responsible for the variety of colors represented. The dark-colored material capping the badland ridges is lava from eruptions that occurred three to five million years ago.
Compare and contrast the colors and lighting in this sunset image against the same location at sunrise - Sunrise at Manly Beacon in my portfolio at www.GeorgeBuxbaum.com.
September 27th, 2016
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