Arbelos Path by matt-anderson

Mesquite dunes of death valley. Curves and shapes contrasted in the fleeting light.

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Arbelos Path by matt-anderson

Mesquite dunes of death valley. Curves and shapes contrasted in the fleeting light.

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Structures by Pcoskun

Going back through this years portfolio and thought I would open this one up to process. I have always been attracted to golden lit dunes, so when I made a short detour to the dunes in death valley earlier this year I knew what I had in mind. I typically dislike wind a great deal, especially if I am out photographing. However, this is one of those places where blowing winds can really create some dynamic conditions. It was actually very very calm on this evening, not the slightest bit of wind, which I was still ok with as it left beautiful textures on the dunes. I really wanted to emphasize the light on the dunes, so I pushed the contrast up quite a bit here. I ended up enjoying the end result here, but going through this portfolio of sand dunes has given me many more ideas to execute more images from this incredible place.

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Badwater Basin by SarahMarino

We ended up in the right place at the right time to see Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park flooded. What had been gnarly, rough, and brown salt polygons have been broken down by the rain and are reforming as more delicate white salt polygons. Here, a thin layer of water and the blue tones of twilight almost make the salt look like ice.

Now is a great time to visit Death Valley National Park, with cooler temperatures and the possibility of dynamic weather. If you have a trip planned to this area, our popular photography guide to Death Valley might interest you. Learn more through the link below…

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Curvy Ripples of Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, DVNP by PatrickMarsonOng

Death Valley National Park, third location in our itinerary, a 200 miles drive down South of the amazing Mono Lake.
That sucky feeling where exhaustion and fatigue kicks in during the first few days of your trip and what made it worst, it’s accompanied by extreme coughs and colds! Ha bummer! The reason behind it? Our foolishness of spending 2 nights in Yosemite’s unheated tents!! !@#$%!!!! Lesson learned!

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, a definite must see place in DVNP. Dunes can get as high as 100 feet and it’s way bigger than what they seem! Lol! It’s constantly changing landscape that gets more interesting on different light conditions. Gets tricky tho as you need to hike in to the middle part of the dunes to escape those footprints.

Got an amazing tip from buddy Paul (owe you big time man!). Take it during sunrise, stop a few km before the parking area and walk into the dunes from there. Fewer footprints and the dunes are half the size so it’s easier. Well, it’s easy if your not sick at all :-((. I was already feeling dizzy halfway in and the continuous hike up and down on soft sand, took 3x the effort!! Not good, not good at all. So I told myself enough for that day since we still have the next day’s sunrise. Took a couple of shots on twilight and golden hour, then hiked back at a slower pace. Barely made it but happy with what I got. Woooot! For the love of this hobby! Hope you enjoy this image! Cheers!

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Late Burn by BrettNickeson

This was one of the best sunsets I’ve witnessed while out shooting and by far the best I saw in my time at Death Valley. It was actually the “second sunset” – I’m sure it has an actual name and explanation – where the initial colors die down, letting you think that’s all she wrote. Then a final blaze of glory lasting only a minute or so, long after you’d expect it. I may have whooped and hollered a time or two after this…

Since I can’t control the placement of the clouds, I tried to find a meaningful composition in the three seconds I felt I had to start shooting. I tried to align the cloud with the diagonal shape of the dune highlights to create a somewhat contiguous shape throughout the image. Not ideal but I thought it turned out pretty well and became my favorite image and experience of the trip.

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Morning at Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes by JohannesOehl

At early morning shortly after sunrise the shadows are showing structures in the sand made by the wind. The plants seem to glow.

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