When folks think of Death Valley National Park here in California, desert sand dunes typically come to mind. And how could they not? The sand dunes there are some of the most beautiful in the world. But another common thought, at least for those that are familiar with the area, is the Badwater Basin. The ground is filled with such interesting texture that it’s hard not to be attracted to them. So for this image I wanted to place all of my focus on the grounds of Badwater.
The sky way clear as is obvious in this image. But the distant mountains were making for a nice background to Badwater. So I set my tripod as low as it could go without losing a pleasing composition and snapped this shot. I just enjoyed how the texture led my eye all the way to the distant mountains. The way the cracked ground was protruding up it looked like mountains leading to mountains. Which is something I didn’t mind at all.
I had intended to get out to Death Valley before the warmer seasons. But here we are with Spring just days away and I have yet to get back there. That’s not to say that I still couldn’t go there. But considering that it’s home to the hottest place on Earth, I might just wait for the Fall. I’ve been busy moving from one place to the next. I’m still going to be in L.A. but much of my efforts are going into the packing, cleaning and moving. With that being said my posts here might be a little short. An image with a brief description. But once I’ve settled what I have to settle, I’ll be back writing my stories.