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Zabriskie point

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Zabriskie Point is one of the most famous places in the Death Valley and is a popular tourist destination. From the parking place to the viewpoint you have to walk a few hundred metre uphill, but the reward is splendid. The plain in the distance behind the mountain ridge (the Amargosa Range) in the foreground is the factual Death Valley. Behind the plain of the Death Valley we see the Panamint Range, we crossed earlier this day.
The view point is popular for its wide erosional landscape. It is composed of sediments from Furnace Creek Lake, which dried up 5 million years ago—long before Death Valley came into existence.

■ Main picture: Panorama View to the West
■ Workshop 1: View in direction South West
■ Workshop 2: Panorama View to the North West

That Zabriskie is a popular and inspiring place you can infer from the list here below.

• Zabriskie Point is also the name of a 1970 movie by Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni; its soundtrack features music by British band Pink Floyd and Jerry Garcia.
• The philosopher Michel Foucault called his 1975 acid trip at Zabriskie Point the greatest experience of his life.
• This location is featured prominently on the cover of U2's album The Joshua Tree.
• This location was used to represent the surface of Mars in the film Robinson Crusoe on Mars.
• Zabriskie Point is the name of Radio Massacre International's album released in 2000.
• Zabriskie Point is a Soviet code for a location on the surface of the Moon in Omon Ra, a dystopian thriller novel by Victor Pelevin.
• Zabriskie point is a significant location in the novels Fall of Night, Dust and Decay, and Fire and Ash by Jonathan Maberry. In all three novels, Zabriskie Point is the location of a top secret chemical and biological research station.
• Zabriskie Point was used as a film location for the Universal film, "Spartacus" 1960, showing Gladiator school boss Peter Ustinov on muleback trekking to an Egyptian mine to buy slaves to put in training.

Make: SONY-ILCE-6300
Software: PaintShop Pro 20,00
Exposure Time: 1/500 sec
F-Stop: f/13.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 50 mm
Date Taken: 2017-08-11 12:43
Metering Mode: Spot
File Size: 1810 kb

I add the dark frame to the picture to give the posts a screen format of 1920x1080 pixels
The idea is that, if you use the links in the text, you have a full screen image of the picture with the photo in the centre of a dark screen.
This works with the browsers and screens I use, but I’m not sure that everybody will have the same result.

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