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Panamint Dunes (Morning)

Death Valley National Park, California.

Death Valley National Park, California.
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Exceptional Contrast
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23 Comments | Report
PhotoAlaska November 12, 2013
very nice
AlanJakarta PRO+
AlanJakarta November 12, 2013
Wonderful shot with lovely natural side lighting picking out the dunes' contours. Congratulations.
akhtarkhan November 12, 2013
Very nice classic view of amazing sand dunes. fantastic sanddrift layers and excellent light and shadow combination. Amazing nice clear blue sky as backdrop.....Brilliant capture. Congrats on the feature.
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WileKyK November 12, 2013
Awesome texture and contrast! Congratulations on your Feature!
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rmr731 November 12, 2013
Fantastic image - love the textures of light and dark! Congrats on being featured!
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FrankSomma November 12, 2013
Beautifyl shadowplay here Milo, must have been a tough shot, nicely done. Congrats today!
iceman2 November 12, 2013
Beautiful capture that show excellent texture.Congrats!
princessdi6305 November 12, 2013
Stunning the textures..congrats!!
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MaryAnne306 November 12, 2013
Wonderful light and texture! Congratulations on being featured.
jleiweke November 12, 2013
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shema November 12, 2013
makes me feel as if I am climbing this immense dune, wonderful shot, congrats!
catini November 12, 2013
Great composition and light, congrats on your feature!
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patrick9x9 November 12, 2013
Stunning shot, congratulations
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redwriter November 12, 2013
Great image. Congrats. - Jake
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Wayne_Sr November 16, 2013
Fantastic shot, Congratulations on your featured image..:~)
chriscross195 November 18, 2013
Karine November 23, 2013
breathtaking and fantastic!
JoseV November 24, 2014
Interesting scene. Congrats...
dominiquemartin November 29, 2014
c'est splendide
geoffclark December 24, 2014
Nice work
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klukowski January 08, 2015
Renilara January 24, 2015
Excellant capture !
Meelux February 05, 2015

Behind The Lens

I captured this photograph in the remote Panamint Dunes, located in Death Valley National Park in California. I had spotted these dunes from a distance and thought it might be a good idea to spend a day or night out there.
This shot was captured just before sunset. The contrast between the illuminated sand and the shadows is what made me shoot this scene.
Dunes, of course, are all about the lighting. The fine particles of sand have a lot of shadowed hues and low lighting seems to really capture the beauty.
Nikon D40x, 12-24mm Nikkor lens, a B+W circular polarizer, and a Quantaray tripod.
I love the play of light on the sand and watching the shadows grow longer/shorter as the Sun rises/sets.
Very little post-processing was done on this shot. Just some cropping and dust removal as I shot the scene with an F/22 aperture.
In my camera bag
When this photograph was made, I carried the Nikon D40x camera, a 12-24mm Nikkor lens, a 28-300mm Nikkor zoom lens, a B+W circular polarizer, and a Quantaray tripod.
The best advice I can give to anyone wishing to capture beautiful landscapes is to just get out to your favorite wilderness and walk around. The beauty will just leap up at you and all you have to do is be there and click the shutter!!!

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