Moon Over Zabriskie Point, 1980. Death Valley National Park, California.
This photograph was taken right after sunrise, just as the sunlight was bathing the Panamint Mountain range (in the background). I knew the moment offered a lot of potential, and shot one negative just before the moon became covered with clouds, and before the sunlight spilled onto the foreground mudhills. I considered my first printing attempts of this image a complete failure. About ten years later, however, I worked again with the negative and was able to "post-visualize" the image entirely differently. Utilizing special procedures, I am happy with the printing results that I now achieve with this image. For me, Death Valley is an ideal place for black & white photography.
- the photographer, Lynn Radeka