Natural Selected Paths of Resistance II
The aptly named, Darwin Falls. This oasis is in Death Valley, and is one of the few places that I've felt life in the raw. It's a short mile and half hike to the falls, and it begins at the entrance to a dry desert canyon. By following the sandy trail and the ageing Panamint Springs's water supply line, one is transported into a world of lush green vegetation juxtaposed by the grey and baron canyon walls.
The water line leading through the canyon has many leaks, and at each of these points life emerges...strong and vibrant... it's rather surreal. Each leak, rather the area surrounding a leak, is a microcosm or life, and it's outer most limits stop where the water runs dry.
This image is 149 megapixels, comprised of many photographs. I prefer wide angle photograph, but my 14-24mm lens was with Nikon being repaired (my girlfriend dropped it). By taking many 60mm, 36 megapixel photos, and merging them in post, I still managed to capture the wide perspective I enjoy.... while adding more depth to the final product image. The detail of this piece is best highlighted when printed on large canvas.