Death Valley Part One

Mike and I were super excited for our first photo adventure trip!  Death Valley is a place we’ve been wanting to go since we moved here and we figured this would be the way to see it!  We had such a wonderful time taking pictures and seeing Death Valley’s beauty!  The funny thing was all you hear is how Death Valley is the hottest place on Earth, but in January it is COLD!  I know exactly how this is going to sound, but I’m going to say it anyway – living in a mild climate where the weather doesn’t change much makes cold weather in Death Valley something exciting!

The first day, Mike and I watched the sunrise at Badwater Basin, which is the lowest point in North America at 282 feet BELOW sea level.  It was beautiful!  We also went to Harmony Borax Works and Salt Creek.  Then, that night we took pictures of the Milky Way and star trails and they turned out GREAT!!  I’ve never been in a place where I could see that many stars OR see the Milky Way so that was probably one of our favorite parts of the trip!

Our second favorite part of the trip was the sunrise at Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.  We got great pictures, but more than that it was truly incredible being there just as the sun began to hit the dunes.  One minute, there was nothing, then the whole place just lit up.  It was beautiful!

dsc_0375Badwater Basin, Death Valley National Park, 2017

dsc_0398Salt Creek Interpretive Center, Death Valley National Park, 2017

dsc_0418Borax Mine, Harmony Borax Works, 2017

dsc_0420Fence, Harmony Borax Works, 2017

dsc_0426Milky Way, Death Valley National Park, 2017

startrails2-2Star Trails, Death Valley National Park, 2017

dsc_0719Crescent Dune, Death Valley National Park, 2017

dsc_0745 Morning Glow, Death Valley National Park, 2017

dsc_0763Koleys on a Dune, Death Valley National Park, 2017

dsc_0767Ripples, Death Valley National Park, 2017

dsc_0803Wind Effects, Death Valley National Park, 2017

dsc_0813Sherp, Death Valley National Park, 2017

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Golden Waves, Death Valley National Park, 2017

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