We returned last week from our Death Valley 2014 workshop, and although we’re still getting the sand out of our shoes, it was worth it. Our fun loving and talented group of photographers came back with some exceptional images that you can check out on our Facebook Page. I’ve only had time to process a few of my own, but I thought I would share what I have done now.
There’s something magical about Death Valley and I consider it a bucket list location for anyone who’s ever wanted exceptional photography in an other-worldly location. There’s a reason that it’s been the host of dozens of tv shows and movies, including 20 Mule Team (1940’s), Star Wars (1970), and The Doors (1991). There is no other place on Earth like it.
We spent a good deal of time chasing ripples on the sand dunes. While the moon might have posed some issue for night photography, it was exceptionally beautiful in the morning and added a unique dimension to our images.
I spent the good part of this trip being a bit nostalgic and embracing my analog self by shooting film with my Hassie. (That is when I wasn’t laughing with this super fun group!) I hope to be able to share those images once I get the negatives back from Printlab. But for now I hope you’ve enjoyed a few of my favorite black and whites from the trip.
A big thanks to the group for making this another excellent year in Death Valley. Thankfully we’ll be seeing most of you again soon!