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Taken in the Cottonball Basin, Death Valley National Park, on November 15th, 2012

This is not a complicated photo. There are no grandiose snow-capped mountains in the distance. There are no auroras in the sky. The composition is about as straightforward as it gets, with no twists or turns. There are no flowers, no chunks of rock, no trees. In fact, there’s very little in this photo at all: essentially just a little water and some breathtaking light. But hey, I’m a simple guy, and sometimes that’s all I need.

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