"The photo was taken in Death Valley National Park on Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes near Stovepipe Wells, CA. My buddy and I were traveling for a photo vacation. We arrived early in the afternoon and were out exploring the dunes. Finding a good ridge without any foot prints was the real challenge. I walked up over a dune and saw this ridge without any foot prints and the composition looked good. I could see some clouds building as the sun was going down. I knew if I was just patient and waited it would be a good shot. About 2 hours after this shot was taken, the entire dunes turned into a massive sand storm as the winds kicked up for several hours."
Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, 2 stop soft grad filter