Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D810
7965784/1000000 sec. / ISO 160
State/Province/Region
California
Description

When the winds pick up in Death Valley, the sand dunes turn into a hostile environment. Oftentimes, the winds churn the sand up thousands of feet in the air, with dust clouds visible for miles. Although most people passing through wouldn't dream of going out into the dunes in conditions like this, it can be absolutely fantastic for photographers. On a recent trip, I was lucky to have three days of winds in excess of 50mph. Armed with goggles, a dishrag as a face mask and my telephoto lens, I spent hours walking the dunes. The experience was intense, with winds and sand pelting me the entire time. Nonetheless, it was an amazing experience, and I was fortunate to capture several images. This shot, titled 'Fury,' conveys some of what the experience is like. Blowing sand, dust in the sky and strong light. I can't wait to go back, but next time I will need ear plugs to keep the sand out of my ears!

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Date Added
March 8, 2019
Date Taken
February 14, 2019
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