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Panamint Dunes (Morning)



Death Valley National Park, California.

Death Valley National Park, California.
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23 Comments | Report
PhotoAlaska
 
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
 
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.
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK November 12, 2013
Awesome texture and contrast! Congratulations on your Feature!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 November 12, 2013
Fantastic image - love the textures of light and dark! Congrats on being featured!
FrankSomma PRO
 
FrankSomma November 12, 2013
Beautifyl shadowplay here Milo, must have been a tough shot, nicely done. Congrats today!
iceman2
 
iceman2 November 12, 2013
Beautiful capture that show excellent texture.Congrats!
princessdi6305 PRO+
 
princessdi6305 November 12, 2013
Stunning capture..love the textures..congrats!!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 November 12, 2013
Wonderful light and texture! Congratulations on being featured.
jleiweke
 
jleiweke November 12, 2013
Congrats!
shema
 
shema November 12, 2013
makes me feel as if I am climbing this immense dune, wonderful shot, congrats!
catini
 
catini November 12, 2013
Great composition and light, congrats on your feature!
patrick9x9 PRO
 
patrick9x9 November 12, 2013
Stunning shot, congratulations
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter November 12, 2013
Great image. Congrats. - Jake
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr November 16, 2013
Fantastic shot, Congratulations on your featured image..:~)
chriscross195
 
chriscross195 November 18, 2013
Gorgeous!
Karine
 
Karine November 23, 2013
breathtaking and fantastic!
JoseV
 
JoseV November 24, 2014
Interesting scene. Congrats...
dominiquemartin
 
dominiquemartin November 29, 2014
c'est splendide
geoffclark
 
geoffclark December 24, 2014
Nice work
klukowski Premium
 
klukowski January 08, 2015
Awesome!!
Renilara
 
Renilara January 24, 2015
Excellant capture !
Meelux
 
Meelux February 05, 2015
Beautiful

Behind The Lens

Location
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.
Time
This shot was captured just before sunset. The contrast between the illuminated sand and the shadows is what made me shoot this scene.
Lighting
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.
Equipment
Nikon D40x, 12-24mm Nikkor lens, a B+W circular polarizer, and a Quantaray tripod.
Inspiration
I love the play of light on the sand and watching the shadows grow longer/shorter as the Sun rises/sets.
Editing
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.
Feedback
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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