Camera and Lens: Bronica SQ-Ai, Zenzanon PS 80mm f/2.8
Film stock: Ilford HP5+
Developer: Ilfotec HC
Death Valley is one of my absolute favorite places to photograph, one where you can find a variety of subjects you can't find in many other places.
It's not easy to explain how that landscape makes you feel once you are there, scale is hard to comprehend. To call it "vast" is one thing, to see it in person is another. And I haven't even made it to the most remote parts of the park yet!
This was one of the last images I made that day, after hours of exploring, driving and hiking through the park. Just before sunset, at the very popular Mesquite Dunes.
They are indeed very popular, and it's hard to find dunes withouth footprints. I parked some half a mile away from the parking lot and walked to smaller but cleaner dunes, east of the bigger and more visited ones.
There I found plenty of unspoiled dunes (unspoiled for the last few days, at least) where I could play with the light and the patterns of the sand.
As you can see, I took this picture on the shaded side of the dune, where only part of the ripples were being bathed with light from the setting Sun.