Death Valley National Park’s Racetrack is one of the most incredible locations for landscape photography. The iconic rocks that litter the playa with mysterious trails behind them are an endless source of wonder. Death Valley in general appears dull and lifeless during most hours of the day, but at sunrise and sunset the landscape transforms from a dull colorless environment to one overflowing with texture and vibrant hues. As you drive through the park it’s tough to imagine, but once you experience it you’ll never look at the landscape the same way.
On this trip getting the most out of the morning light was not a problem for those in attendance of my photo tour. The side and back lighting of the sun brings out the texture of the playa and the tracks behind the rocks. One merely needs to find a distinct rock with noticeable tracks to have a morning full of fun. On this morning there were a half dozen photographers on the playa including photographer and friend Gary Crabbe and Rebecca Jackrel who were some where off in the distance behind me. This trip was particular productive for everyone and I’m tempted to line up another tour of this area in February. Anyone interested?
[tags]Landscape, Photography, Racetrack, Death Valley, Death Valley National Park, Stock Photo[/tags]