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November 5th, 2013

Deserts Assignment Winner Darren White

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Firey Mesquite by Darren White

Firey Mesquite by Darren White

Darren White:
“The photo was taken in Death Valley National Park on Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes near Stovepipe Wells, CA.┬áMy buddy and I were traveling for a photo vacation. We arrived early in the afternoon and were out exploring the dunes. Finding a good ridge without any foot prints was the real challenge. I walked up over a dune and saw this ridge without any foot prints and the composition looked good. I could see some clouds building as the sun was going down. I knew if I was just patient and waited it would be a good shot. About 2 hours after this shot was taken, the entire dunes turned into a massive sand storm as the winds kicked up for several hours.”
Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, 2 stop soft grad filter


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  1. Lorenzo Cassina Says:

    Perfect presentation for this assignment, and a wonderful capture all around. Congrats Darren! Lorenzo

  2. Eric Grimm Says:

    Very nice. A well deserved winning image!

  3. Terry Clair Says:

    Beautiful image, well done!

  4. chris khatchaturian Says:

    Hey uncle Chris. haha I would live to ride here !!!

  5. Tony G Says:

    Beautiful image Darren and like Lorenzo said perfect for this assignment.
    To OP: I am only putting this here because I have no other way of contacting OP. It seems that the staff is losing interest in maintaining features of the website that have to do with the galleries and assignments. No new photo of the day in over a week, no new assignment winner in almost a month, comments have not been able to be posted on images in weeks and email will not go thru to any of the contacts listed on the site. We all like this site but it has been slipping. Please address these issues. Sorry to have to use this space to try and make contact. Again beautiful image Darren, congrats!

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