Burning Through the Deserts of Death Valley

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Daily Photo – Burning Through the Deserts of Death Valley

This was my first real experience in a proper desert. The thing that surprised me most was the blast of hot air that kept rushing into my face. I was only here in Death Valley for a few days, so I’m not exactly an expert in deserts. But, while I was there, a nonstop wind full of hot, wet, heat that was pounding into me. The “wet” part was the most interesting… it did not feel as dry as I expected.

The other thing I noticed is that walking up these sand dunes is not as easy as it is in video games.

Mojave Desert

Burning Through the Deserts of Death Valley

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length92mm (92mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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  • Casper van Zyl

    WOW !! I’m impressed ! this is a real striking shot. I love what looks like swirl in the middle, like if you ventured there it would swallow you up and never to be seen again. Sorry : ! thinking of Alfred Hitchcock again hehe!!

  • Andrea Boyle

    Beautiful! Everything is perfect…but those two small specks on the closest dune worry me. They make me uncomfortable… maybe like a dry heated wind blowing and knowing it may be damaging my lens and rental car windshield. (I’ve had that happen…) Maybe they could be stopped in their tracks so they don’t create cross eyes, or higher insurance rates, or something like that. You don’t want a bad windshield, Trey!

  • Eric Richards

    Sweet pic! I dig the wispy painterly feel to those dunes in the middle, sandwiched by the crisp dune in front and atmospheric perspective fade to the mountains in back…

  • gavz

    Looks like a sand worm is about to emerge from the dunes – great capture!

  • susan ratcliff

    Sooo beautiful – like a painting!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Doriesmom Gail Stayton Moshier

    Wooww

  • http://guymanningham.com/ Guy Manningham

    Ah this pic reminds me of back in the dessert in the Army. Brings back memories, both good and bad haha. http://guymanningham.com

  • http://twitter.com/acceleratedstal Maria

    Stunning simplicity and simultaneous complexity

  • GeorgeGreen

    I want to know what critter left those tracks in the center left. The black spots look like someone or some thing ? creeping up over the dune. Love the whole composition and and feel of this photo as well as the intriguing details

  • http://blog.ahles.nl/ Patrick Ahles

    Shai-Hulud!

  • Dee

    Its aboslutely beautiful. I am looking forward to going to it soon, as the spring desert bloom is supposed to be beautiful.

    http://yamkantravel.blogspot.com

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