Death Valley NP | Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Come with me into the dune field. I did the hike. You get to enjoy the view.

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Uber-wide Panoramic View of Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

This is an afternoon inside the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. I made this panorama by stitching-up 4 manual exposures created with the aid of my tripod.

Even in this remote area, it was near impossible to find open areas without human footprints pressed into the terrain.

From this vantage, I was far away the action on the tallest dune that is pictured at the central top third of the composition.  With occasional gusts of wind, I could hear leaves rustling on the shrubs. Loose sands brushing across the ground level surface made sandpapery brushing sound. The desert air was dry and laced with a balsam-like pungency of creosote.

2 responses to “Death Valley NP | Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

    • Thank you so much! Death Valley is quite real: I had salt get encrusted into the knees of my blue jeans; sand in my sneakers and tripod joints! This particular image, although worked by combining several together, reveals the elements present in the dunefield. If my photograph conveys the astounding beauty therein, I succeeded!

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