I'll be spending most of the week of March 17 in Death Valley with the following locations chosen for those key light moments.
Sunrises: Zabriskie Pt, Ubehebe Crater, Sand Dunes, Aguereberry Point
Sunsets: Dante's View, Artiste's Palette, Racetrack, Sand Dunes, Badwater
1) Any suggestions on changes (eg sunrise for sunset or vice versa) or additions as I have flexibility in my schedule.
2) I will have GPS with me and try to Geotag my pictures when I return. Does anyone have GPS coordinates (as used in Geocaching) or sources for same for ideal photo hikes or photo locations?
I just got back from Death Valley.
Zabriskie and other grand vistas were not too keen. Really hazy. (did better zooming in on the intricate designs in the mountains close by in lieu of the grand scene.
We made the drive to Racetrack. Wow what a great place. Great clouds and sunset. We drove in at about 18 miles an hour what a bumpy ride on the way out we drove at 35 mph and was easier ride. Definately make this trip.
Dante's view (we drove up there and it was so hazy that we left) we went to 20 mule team canyon (nice area) and Golden Canyon.
Went to Badwater in early morning for grand scene (with salt flats in foreground)
very nice and also then went for sunset with reflection of mountain in pond (about 10 minutes of golden light then shade) worth both trips.
Did not do sand dunes
Did the crater. Ok in crater but facing the mountains to the north I got some really great telephoto shots. Also some telephoto images of inside (at bottom area) of the crater.
Aguereberry Point is really far off (we stayed in Beatty) Also with all the haze it would probably be disapointing?
Good luck You really don't need GPS coordinates (I had my gps but didn't bother writing down numbers) because the maps are well laid out.