Mike Green

Mike Green

Posted on 01/17/2012

Photo taken on November 29, 2011

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Badwater Basin
Mike Green
Death Valley
salt flats

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Salt dawn

Salt dawn
I think this may well be one of my last images from the US south-west which both contain sky and are of a large area. It's even a 'classic composition' perhaps!

This was captured just before dawn, right at the beginning of our trip. We had the entire salt flat at Badwater Basin to ourselves - brilliant, and what a fantastic place to watch the sun rise on what was, as it happens, my birthday. I don't know what it is about salt flats which so appeals to me; perhaps the vastness and colour, but I find them stunning and inspirational places to be!

Death Valley proved, not unexpectedly, to be my favourite of the National Parks we visited in the US south-west and I have a short blog item, linked below, covering my thoughts on the place.

Locations for photography: Death Valley National Park, California