Apocalypse Wow


Behind the Scenes of this Photo

Taken at Death Valley National Park , March 5th, 2016

During Death Valley’s 2016 super bloom I was driving somewhat aimlessly around the park looking for patches of flowers. Spying a good clump about 1,000 feet from the road I popped on my flip flops and padded out into the sand to check them out. Needless to say I was stoked to discover a large playa shot through with fractured chunks of mud adjacent to the flowers. After sunset the wind whipped the blue hour clouds into a fury of undulating textures and shapes and it was all I could to keep the drool from pouring out of my mouth onto the camera.

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5 replies
  1. Joy
    Joy says:

    Your shots are amazing!! And your titles are so funny!! I love your creativity!! I can totally relate about keeping the drool off your camera! I feel like that when I visit Yosemite. I live on the western side of it–about 30 miles away. Maybe I’ll run into you one day.

  2. Harry
    Harry says:


    Excellent shot. I know that the conditions / locations will change over time, but where abouts did you come upon these nice mud cracks?

    Thanks in advance for any info. Harry


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