Death Valley Photos - Sieren
Desert Gold in the Wind

Spring wildflowers bloom and carpet the desert floor with colorful blossoms.  It's a wonder why it is so hard for flowers in Death Valley to try and stay alive much past their peak. Beyond the heat of the day they also have to deal with constant wind and sand storms. 

I really liked how the the hair on the stems was backlighting as the sun set behind a giant sand storm. It was a little tough to pull off with the dust, sand and rocks flying around. 

One exposure and double RAW processed. 
1/30 f22 iso 50 
I picked a lot of movement for a 1/30 of second. I bracketed the scene and went with the underexposed file because I could pull enough detail out of it and still get the sun to come out not too overexposed.

Desert Gold in the Wind

Spring wildflowers bloom and carpet the desert floor with colorful blossoms. It's a wonder why it is so hard for flowers in Death Valley to try and stay alive much past their peak. Beyond the heat of the day they also have to deal with constant wind and sand storms.

I really liked how the the hair on the stems was backlighting as the sun set behind a giant sand storm. It was a little tough to pull off with the dust, sand and rocks flying around.

One exposure and double RAW processed.
1/30 f22 iso 50
I picked a lot of movement for a 1/30 of second. I bracketed the scene and went with the underexposed file because I could pull enough detail out of it and still get the sun to come out not too overexposed.

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