Death Valley Dune Storm

I took a visit to Death Valley for the first time last week. While up in the dunes, this crazy wind storm came barreling through right around sunset. I took cover for most of it, but fired off a few hand held. The original file was quite flat compared to this finished version. I used many of the techniques I go through in my set of videos that I just released, to increase contrast, adjust color, etc. (Check out my profile for a link to my website if you are interested in checking those out.)

I learned NOT to camp in a three season backpacking tent during a wind storm in the sand dunes-you desert rats know all about this I'm sure, but I leaned this the hard way. I am still picking sand out of my ears. The wind was up most of the night and we were literally coated in sand. Can't wait to go back! Thanks for looking. Chip


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Taken on April 5, 2012