Had a fun workshop in Death Valley National Park. November is such a great time to visit, the temperatures are in the 70’s and the days are shorter so the sunrises are later and the sunsets come earlier. Photographing the Mesquite Flat sand dunes is always a special treat and something I could do everyday. The shapes, colors and textures are ever changing as the sunlight creates dramatic graphic patterns.
Since sunset comes a little earlier, the group had several opportunities to shoot the night sky. Death Valley is one of the darkest places in the U.S. and the number of stars that you can see is startling for someone like me, who lives in an urban east coast area.
One of the places that is not that well-known, at least it is not marked by any park maps, is the salt basin north of Furnace Creek. We were lucky to see water in the basin which provided some nice reflections of color and sky.
Check out the upcoming 2015 Jennifer King Photography Workshops schedule at this link.