Sunday, January 19, 2014

Dunes before sunrise

Being on the dunes at Mesquite Flats near Stovepipe Wells before sunrise can produce the opportunity for some interesting images. With the anticipation of the sunrise it is easy to overlook the soft light that exists in the first few minutes of daylight.  It is fun to photograph numerous times in a location and to come away with a different look. I also like the color version of this image because of the amount of blue light that is found in the shadows.  Often times the dunes will appear as orange but in this early morning light they can have an entirely different color cast. Death Valley is a place that I can never seem to get enough of. It is a rugged and empty land with a constant changing light. It is one place that can make several different looking images just by revisiting a location at different times of the day.

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