Fire in the Desert, by Steve Hirsch

I was on a workshop at Death Valley and was awaiting sunrise this AM when the sky turned this beautiful color pink. With a graduated ND filter and polarizer I was able to capture the pure essence of the location. Just lucky to be there on such a grand morning.

Fire in the Desert, by Steve Hirsch

Canon 5DIII with 17-40mm | ISO 100 | Exposure 1/8 sec @ f/16 | Focal Length 40mm | 3 Soft ND Gradient Filter
Fire in the Desert, by Steve Hirsch

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | March 07
Award Score: 69 (Value 12.5, Clarity 12.5, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Sunrise and Sunset Photography
Photograph Location: Zabriskie Point, Death Valley, California | The United States

Photographer: Steve Hirsch (Columbus,Ohio, USA) Registered
Steve Hirsch grew up with a love of photography, had a darkroom in his basement and photographed throughout high school. He took some time off to get married, raise 3 girls and become an otolaryngologist. Now that the kids have grown he has renewed his interest in his favorite hobby. His other favorite pastime is travel. The two passions go hand-in-hand, travel landscape and wildlife photography. In order to grow as a photographer he has attended workshops in Africa and various locations. He continues to travel all over the world and the United states to capture animals in their natural habitat and photograph beautiful landscapes in all different seasons of the year and various lighting. His artwork adorns the walls of his home, his friends, family and clients homes as well as medical offices. He feels photography is his way to express oneself artistically and connect with people on a very basic level. He enjoys the process of planning and traveling to each unique location, patiently taking the best shot and exploring the best way to display his works of art. He currently lives in Columbus Ohio USA.

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