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Death Valley - November 2014

Post by WesternGuy » Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:45 am

I had the good fortune of being able to attend a workshop in Death Valley that was put on by Michael P. Gordon and Guy Tal. It was a fantastic experience, so I thought it would be fitting for my first post to share a couple of my images from that trip. As I process more of them, I will share them in future postings.

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The Mesquite dune field at sunrise
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When you get closer to the dunes, their surfaces look like this.

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Ripples at sunrise
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I do want to go back, but for anyone looking for a tour of Death Valley, I cannot help but recommend this one. Michael and Guy are very knowledgeable photographers. The scenery is absolutely fantastic. I will be going back, but I think I would go back in the month of April, when the desert flowers are blooming.

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Post by TomCofer » Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:55 am

Very nice shots WG!
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Post by WesternGuy » Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:37 am

Thanks Tom. Glad you like them.

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P.S. How can I edit my original post? I want to change a bit of the wording in the last part.
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Post by Rust » Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:28 am

Great shots, Ron. I love the patterns in the sand.

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Post by Ceropegia » Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:44 pm

Love the colors, shadows and light on the undulating dunes. The rippled sand in the second shot almost seems to move when I look at.

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Post by WesternGuy » Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:11 pm

Rust and Ceropegia, thanks for your kind words. The rippled sand dunes have an almost infinite variety of patterns that you could spend hours photographing.

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