Death Valley Workshop Recap
Death Valley National Park in California typically lives up to it name. With an average rainfall of around 2" and average temperatures of 116 degrees in the summer, very little life is supported in the harsh climate. However, during the winter months temperatures cool making winter the ideal time to visit. On this workshop we were greeted with rain on the first couple of days. This gave the participants a unique chance to photograph the area with water. Badwater Basin, sitting 282' below sea level, turned into a shallow lake providing wonderful reflections of the sky above.
Zibriskie Point, Death Valley National Park
Mesquite Flat Dunes, Death Valley National Park
Zibriskie Point and Mesquite Flat dunes provided wonderful photographic opportunities. Unfortunately due to the rain, many roads were closed during the workshop including the famous Racetrack Playa known for the mysterious moving rocks. On my last day the road opened up and we made our way through Tea Kettle Junction to the playa. The northern section was still closed due to the rain but the southern section was dry enough to walk on.
20170219_JMS_DeathValley_185Badwater Basin after a rainfall, Death Valley National Park Badwater Basin, Death Valley National Park
This vast national park is a landscape photographer's paradise that I highly recommend visiting. For more of my images from this workshop click here. If interested in other workshops by Jennifer King Photography just click here to check out all the wonderful destinations listed for 2017.
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