There are no shelters from the sunlight on the trail at Zabriskie Point.
At the instance of our visit, I wanted very much to photograph that dramatic mineralized area of earth. Yes, the one in the middle with the brown cap. You are correct that I reckoned with the sun. After accepting that the sun was a key element in the desert landscape, it became a question of composition. Here, the sunflare portrays the brutal, unwielding presence. Although it protests for not leading the scene, the sun plays a great supporting role.