(SOUND). I'm here in the town of Ballarat, which …is in the southern part of Panamint Valley. …I use the term town very loosely, it seems to mostly be inhabited be very …annoying little flies. Ballarat's an old mining town, there's a …Lot of borax mining up in the mountains here. …And so this was a place for supplies and apparently it was a pretty wild town …according to a historical marker up the road. …There's another one right here that says the town was founded in 1897. …And the post office closed in 1917. And that was kind of the end of things. …So Ballarat didn't have a great, glorious existence.…
Still, there's some cool old buildings and some other stuff around here. …That I'm just going to wander around and see what I can find. …I'm working this shot right here, just it's very simple. …I've got that circle that is a wheel, and that door which is a nice strong rectangle. …Just wonder again, about playing them against each other. …One thing you gotta be careful of out here is a lot of this stuff is very old, …
- Looking at the light
- Composing a shot to show rock texture
- Taking a shot with haze and working it in post
- Shooting sand dunes in changing light
- Exploring the vistas for a more dramatic shot
- Understanding the pace of a place
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Desert Roadtrip: Day One
2. Desert Roadtrip: Day Two
3. Desert Roadtrip: Day Three
4. Wrapping Up the Trip
Wrapping up the trip15m 54s
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