From Las Vegas, take Hwy 160 west to 190 west, to Furnace Creek. Go south to Badwater Basin.
Winters in Death Valley National Park can be cold at night; however the temperatures are generally very comfortable during the day. Winter is also the time to witness dramatic sunsets in the park.
When I arrived at Badwater Basin for my planned sunset shoot, I was disappointed to find that the salt flats were much more of a muddy tone that the clean white photographic tone I was hoping for. However, I was excited to see what appeared to be a dramatic and colorful sunset sky developing. I quickly set up and found a composition that included the drama. Using several exposure combinations, I continued to shoot until the light had all but disappeared.