Zabriskie Point in Death Valley is famous because of the eponymous 1970s film by Michelangelo Antonioni. It’s also a great place to photograph; I had a blast taking photos of Zabriskie Point during the day when I stopped here on my 2005 roadtrip back towards the beginning of my digital photography odyssey.
So why not try photographing Zabriskie Point at night? The logistics were easy, the weather was balmy, and it wasn’t far to carry my 19-pound behemoth battery from the parking lot to the observation overlook.
The view is looking roughly north and consists of sixteen stacked exposures. I was surprised at how many cars were headed down Route 190 towards Furnace Creek in the Death Valley night, but this may have been a good thing because the car headlights swept the Zabriskie Point formation as the cars rounded the bend and headed down for the valley floor.