Death Valley National Park lies mainly in California's Inyo County, east of the Southern Sierra Nevada. It's a little over 2 hours from Las Vegas, 4 hours from Los Angeles.
To capture the full dynamic range in this scene, three bracketed exposures were adjusted in Adobe Lightroom then combined in PhotomatixPro HDR software by HDRsoft. The result was then further adjusted in Lightroom.
Winter and Spring send storms over the California Desert. Although very little of the water makes its way to the ground in Death Valley, the clouds provide dramatic light on the Park's exotic landscapes.