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January 29, 2005

Depth of field

January 17, 2005: Panamint daisies (Enceliopsis covillei) bloom on the Virgin Spring Canyon alluvial fan. In the background 32 miles away, snowy Telescope Peak (11,048 feet) presides over the lowest spot in the Western Hemisphere (-282 feet) just west of Badwater, here obscured by the south shoulder of Smith Mountain.

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Staring at this photo, I can't get a clear sense of where the horizontal is. I love that effect ... like I'm seeing this from a plane making a curve ...

welcome back ...

Posted by: Jarrett at January 30, 2005 11:49 PM
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At the summit of Telescope, the most intriguing features are the hundreds of little knots in the rock—there is certainly a scientific name—where centuries of lightning strikes have left their mark.

Posted by: Richard at February 2, 2005 04:43 PM
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When lightning strikes sand, the fused quartz that results is called a fulgurite. Don't know what it's called when it hits the Precambrian schist (or whatever) on Telescope.

Posted by: Chris Clarke at February 2, 2005 05:33 PM
decorative line of bighorn petroglyphs