Work the light in the dry lake bed Travel Photography


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Working the light in the dry lake bed

It's a, it's a strange combination here, in Panamint Valley, and in Death Valley. There's expanse. There is scale. I've got just this big, empty, flat thing around me, and it feels really good for some reason. And it's strange, because I grew up in Oklahoma. I'm used to flat ground, and sky that goes on forever. And yet something about this, I just feel really comfortable. I think it's partly that I've got all this space, but it's bounded. I have these wonderful mountains around me, I'm in this kind of cozy little, gigantic howling wilderness. There's a great scene in Lawrence of Arabia where Lawrence comes out of the desert and some reporter asks him, why do you like the desert so much Lawrence. And you know it's Peter O'Toole, and he's got those piercing blue eyes and, and he looks right at the guy and he says, it's clean.

And I know what he means, it's, everything's bleached out out here, and the dryness...

Working the light in the dry lake bed
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