Photographer's Note

-86 and +50

My last photo from Death Valley National Park for now shows the part of Death Valley itself that is probably best-known. It’s Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America (86 metres below sea level), where it also gets the hottest (+50°C). Seen here are the Black Mountains, which runs along the eastern end of the valley with the foreground featuring the basin’s salt flats and a small pool of “bad water” (because the salt makes it undrinkable). I post another photo in the WS with a wider view of the salts flats and some tourists defying the heat.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/2000 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 430/100 mm
Date Taken: 2017-08-11 14:30
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1689 kb

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Additional Photos by Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9622 W: 57 N: 16423] (60698)
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