Dunes, Death Valley, CA

This is one of the latest images I have taken of the Mesquite Dunes in Death Valley National Park. This image is about textures and contrast in the dunes. The distant lit-up dunes contrasts with the shadowed middle area and the darker morning sky. Below the shadowed dunes are subtly-textured areas in the foreground. I think that having these very different areas in the composition gives it an abstract quality, as well as a "grand landscape" feeling.