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Part of Amargosa Range located in east of Death Valley, Zabriskie Point is composed of sediments from Furnace Creek Lake, which dried up 5 million years ago. It was named after Christian Brevoort Zabriskie, vice-president and general manager of the Pacific Coast Borax Company in the early 20th century. The expansive view stretches to the Panamint Range, which marks the western end of Death Valley. Manly Beacon, the prominent outcrop named in honor of William L. Manly who guided members of the ill-fated Forty-niners, is lit by the first sunlight in an otherwise overcast morning. This picture was shot in June 2004, just before the August 15th flood, with my 6x9 Arca-Swiss view camera on Fuji Velvia.

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