When You’re Stopped In Your Tracks

State/Province/Region
California
Nearest Area
Death Valley National Park
Town
Big Pine, California
Brief Directions

It's only about a mile horizontally to reach this summit, so perhaps 1.4 mile on the ground, but it tends to take over an hour to reach this spot, since you lose much of your upward and forward progress on each step to the loose sand. I describe these sand dunes in four pages of my 320-page guidebook, "Photographing California Vol. 2 - South".

Notes

To emphasize the subject, I set the aperture for this 70mm shot to the maximum the lens would deliver, f/4, to minimize depth of field and soften and the background. shooting at ISO 200, the shutter speed ended up at 1/1250 second.

Description

Sometimes in life's explorations, you find a scene with such scale, grandeur and impact compared to everything that you've experienced before, you're literally stopped in your tracks.

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Date Added
September 28, 2017
Date Taken
January 1, 1970

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