Sand Dunes Black and White 2015

Equipment Info
Canon EOS 70D
16mm / f/22 / 1/60 sec. / ISO 160
State/Province/Region
California
Nearest Area
Death Valley National Park
Town
Big Pine
Brief Directions

Access to these dunes is described on the bottom of page 138 in my book "Photographing California Vol. 2 - South". Be prepared for a long cross-country hike!

Notes

This site is VERY remote, so make sure that you notify someone of your trip before you go!

Description

It's amazing to me how sharp and clean the transition can be from the dunes to the surrounding mountains! It seems so unlikely... the total lack of sand in the hills, the steepness of the slope above them, and the bushes disappearing into the dune all imply that the dune is very slowly engulfing the adjacent hill, one tiny avalanche of sand at a time.

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Date Added
October 30, 2019
Date Taken
November 29, 2015