Side-Lit Dune

This is one of a series of photographs I took in Death Valley of the sand dunes in the first light of morning. I wanted to capture the almost skin-like textures and the abstract shapes formed by the shadows and sunlit areas of the dunes. This dune was lit up by the low angle of the morning sun. I used the Pentax 6x7 rollfilm camera on this trip, as it has the largest rollfilm negative available and is easier to handle on the dunes.