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Salt dawn

I think this may well be one of my last images from the US south-west which both contain sky and are of a large area. It's even a 'classic composition' perhaps!

 

This was captured just before dawn, right at the beginning of our trip. We had the entire salt flat at Badwater Basin to ourselves - brilliant, and what a fantastic place to watch the sun rise on what was, as it happens, my birthday. I don't know what it is about salt flats which so appeals to me; perhaps the vastness and colour, but I find them stunning and inspirational places to be!

 

Death Valley proved, not unexpectedly, to be my favourite of the National Parks we visited in the US south-west and I have a short blog item, linked below, covering my thoughts on the place.

 

Locations for photography: Death Valley National Park, California

 

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Taken on November 29, 2011