Location: Death Valley, Death Valley Junction. Subject: landscape, desert, moving rocks, sunrise, architecture, ruins, road-side memorial.
I had the good fortune to join Keith Skelton and a few other photographers on a trip through Death Valley earlier this month. As a kid, an old mentor friend of mine had told me about the moving rocks on the so-called Devil’s Racetrack, and I had been wanting to see them ever since. For various reasons, I hadn’t made it until now.
We spent the better part of 4 1/4 days shooting everything in sight and driving, driving, driving to do more shooting. Death Valley is one of the strangest places I’ve ever been to, and easily one of the most beautiful. It’s so dynamic that it feels as if the park is alive, constantly changing itself for the pleasure of its viewers.
I shot a lot of the locations pretty poorly, so my full trip isn’t represented here, unfortunately. I’m hoping to make another trip in the next year, so I’ll work on doing a better job. :)
As always, click the thumbnails for bigger versions. Descriptions/locations for each shot are visible at the bottom of each large version.