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  • […] The Mysterious Racetrack Playa at Death Valley National Park, California – this place is the source of stories and enigmas, many left unanswered even though many people have opinions.  Whether you believe in some of the stories that place the responsibility on aliens for these incredible moving rocks in the middle of the desert, or more natural sources, the feeling one has when seeing pictures from this place is unlike that of anywhere else.  This great collection of photos by Renée M. Besta is accompanied in this post by some really terrific background information on the site. […]

    May 31, 2013
  • This has to be one of the most amazing places on earth, Renee. I just can’t get over how wonderful your photography of this place is!! And the information you’ve included here adds a huge element to the story, really well done!!

    May 29, 2013
    • Thanks so much for hopping by and leaving your kind comments, Toad. You are very kind. And yes, The Death Valley Racetrack is truly one of the most amazing places on earth and a photographer’s dream shoot, although it is a matter of luck what the conditions will be once you at last arrive at this desolate location. When we first arrived, there were no clouds in the sky and only harsh desert sunlight. It took awhile as sunset approached, but finally a few clouds rolled in and the sky became rich with color. Trips out here really need to be planned based on predicted weather and sky conditions.

      May 31, 2013
  • Great writeup Renée, I will continue to plan a way to reach this beautiful spot in Death Valley. One of the few that continues to allude me.

    May 28, 2013
  • Great article, Renee, very educational. That was an awesome trip, we need to plan another one.

    May 28, 2013
  • Rich Miller

    Renee, Another very nice writeup. You have done a good job of describing what my friend, Barney, and I experienced on our jaunt to the Racetrack.

    May 27, 2013
    • Thanks for your comments, Rich. I agree that it is a very daunting trek out to The Racetrack. Had always heard stories about this difficult journey, but it is another matter entirely to experience the trip. It was well worth it, however. I just wish I had blocked out more time to spend out on the Playa. Did not have time to visit The Grandstand, nor to do some nighttime shooting of the stars, which can be seen in great abundance. Another time. Another shoot.

      May 27, 2013

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