Zabriskie Point sunrise

Christopher RobinOur Town Arts

Anyone who aspires to call themselves a landscape photographer should know they are going to miss a lot of sleep. Starting in the dark, our group hiked out a small ridgeline to capture the early light moving down the distant mountains awakening Death Valley below us.

From my vantage point, I saw the sun backlighting two photographers to create this silhouette. The large negative space gives a sense of the vastness of the area. In the second image, the sunlit ridges contrast to the still dark valley floor.

Contrasting light and dark is a very useful tool in photography. Both images are taken near Zabriskie Point in Death Valley, California.

Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Phoenix Building at 418 South Gay Street where you can stop and see their work. Their website is All works are copyright protected.


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