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Minerals in soli
Every time I explore Death Valley National Park, I am stolen away with dynamic new views. I remember telling a friend one time (before I had ever visited) that Death Valley would probably not be my favorite park due to its dry open landscape. Wow! I was so wrong... The land and sky change so fast that one hour is a terrible time to even take your camera out - to almost missed shots like this one of the mountain ranges fringing the East side of the park. These were a massive wave of storm clouds that got pushed onto the Pacific side of the US during the first winter storms of the season. And to think I thought I needed to wait out the storm before any photo opportunities arrived. The lightly rained on mountains showed off the unusual coloration when a stream of sun broke across the massive park. It just lit up all the colors like an unveiling in a way I have never seen them when dry and in normal light. "Shadowlands" was captured just minutes before the barren cliffs plunged back into moody clouds and darkness.
Death Valley National Park, California USA