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Photos From Death Valley – 2012

I finally had some time to work on a few images from The Digital Photo Workshops Death Valley trip and I am really happy with some of the shots I came back with. We did a little light painting at both Zabriskie Point and the ghost town of Rhyolite, and I am getting excited about light painting with Dave Black when we do our workshop in MOAB next month.

Last time I was in Death Valley I wanted to photograph the Racetrack, but was informed by the park ranger that it was a very bad idea in 125-degree heat. I went there this time and was not disappointed. It is about an hour drive on a very dusty and bumpy dirt road to get up the mountain and photograph the moving rock that marks trails in the playa.

We photographed the Mesquite Sand Dunes on two different days, the first day was nice and warm, and the second was a little different. It was very cold and the wind was kicking up the sand so bad you didn’t want to change lenses on your camera, but then we went to the bigger dunes in the back and it made it all worth the journey.

Here are a few photos from Death Valley:

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