Dusty Dusky Dunes

Christopher RobinOur Town Arts

Shooting 2,000 images last week in Death Valley and the Alabama Hills of California was nothing new for me. Well, the quantity was not new, but the subject certainly was. Death Valley has landscapes so far removed from the East Tennessee hills that you feel you have landed on another planet.

Based out of Furnace Creek, California, we were up each morning well before sunrise and off again to capture the sunset and late evening light. The reward is images like this that only feed and encourage this behavior. Let this be a caution that some of you may not like traveling with photographers.

This location was quite windy. The sand blowing inches off the dunes softens the edges and gathers the reflected light. Dust in the air picks up the setting sun’s golden color. I like the softness or glow that this creates.

As for the number of images shot, I now have the 2,000 whittled down to 107 so I have a way to go to find my favorite. This one will probably make my top 10.

Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Phoenix Building at 418 South Gay Street where you can stop and see their work. Their website is www.ChristopherRobinArts.com. All works are copyright protected.


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