Field Reports

Death Valley 2018

George Theodore, February 5, 2018

Arriving at Death Valley, one of our most interesting National Parks, gave us pause as we were met with streaky clouds with very little tonal differences – sort of “yuk” for photographing. But, amazingly enough, “yuk” turned to “wow” at some of the best hours for shooting. A late afternoon – early evening shoot gave us fantastic pink reflections at Salt Flats as the sun disappeared behind the mountains. Our mornings at Zabriskie were equally as satisfying especially the last one on Sunday. While we had great pre-sunrise colors at Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, we had very few and small windows of sun to capture the Dune’s textures.

Given our hit and miss conditions, our resourceful workshop participants brought in some great images as you can see below: