The above image was captured at Badwater Basin Salt Flat during my Death Valley National Park -group #1 workshop. The park did close a few areas within the park and that is always disappointing but for the most part my first group was blessed with good light, conditions and photo opportunities. The image above reflects that.
The person in this image walked right out in front of me while I was waiting for the sunburst at sundown. Instead of getting mad and worrying about it I went with the flow and used her/him as a model within the frame. I enhanced the sunburst in Luminar. Looks like I need to fix the image with a lens correction tweak-sorry, I’ll do that later.
One of the sand dunes in the park has some beautiful textured areas and I like to create unique images by using multiple patterns and lines. Soft light can be effective for this look. More examples of using soft light and lines are shown below. It’ important when creating abstract like the one directly below that the lines and image flow are cohesive.
Within this section of the mountain I found this heart that reminded me of a Georgia O'Keeffe painting. As the sun set and the sky lit up with hot pink I zoomed out and created a wider shot. I’ve always been inspired by O’Keeffe’s work and life and wanted to pay homage to her in some small way.
Last light on the last night of our trip. I created a semi-silhouette. My next group shot this morning and I will be sharing more images from my trip shortly. Hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed capturing them, Please leave a comment below by clicking on the word “comment” thanks so much.