Death Valley Sunrise

Another shot from the Mesquite Sand Dunes in Death Valley. It’s early morning and you can see the sun coming up over the distant mountains.

That cloud cover you see prevented any strong shadows from forming, something you often get there in the early morning. On clearer days, the left of that sand dune in the foreground would have been dark, creating interesting contrasts along the ridge of the dune.

I still love this picture though and the color in the sky adds extra interest.

When compared to the previous post, this view provides some context as it shows the wider scene so you can see what this area looks like. Death Valley must be one of the more interesting areas I have ever visited. Do diverse and the landscape can be so intensely alien, but so beautiful at the same time.

This shot was a 3-shot HDR using my Canon 5D Mark 3 and the EF 24-105mm lens. Toned in Photomatix and finished in Lightroom V5.

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This entry was posted in California, Colors and Textures, Death Valley, HDR, National Park, Sierra Nevada, Travel.

6 Comments

  1. numero B October 13, 2013 at 6:10 am #

    Very nice sky … Wish there is a sky like when I went there … Jealous … 😉

  2. numero B October 13, 2013 at 6:10 am #

    Very nice sky … Wish there is a sky like when I went there … Jealous … 😉

  3. bardaxi October 16, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    Excellent work
    Your image deserves another
    HDR Lucky 7 Bronze Award


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  4. bardaxi October 16, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    Excellent work
    Your image deserves another
    HDR Lucky 7 Bronze Award


    Post 1 Award 3

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