First Light, Eureka

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Up early at Eureka Dune, Death Valley. These are little visited dunes, so they’re mostly clean of tracks.

Technical Details

f/8., 1/320 sec. ISO 320

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I love the high contrast processing. A stunning image!

Thanks…can’t wait to get back there…with a 4X4 and lots of time and water…

Del Y

It’s been a few years since I visited these dunes, but at that time the roads did not require use of 4WD. Of course there have been a few gully washers since then. :slight_smile: I’m leaving for DV next week to catch the “refilled” Lake Manly. The photos look great, but it should be quite an experience in person. I hope the road to Dante’s View reopens in the next few weeks.

Great image love the range of blacks. The strong deep black makes the mood.

Thank you, Steve. I tried reducing contrast to bring out more gradations, but it seemed to lose something.