T H E ( A L M O S T ) W E E K L Y P H O T O G R A P H
27 October 2016
Are The Death Valley Dunes Finished?
Death Valley Dunes. Tony Hewitt and Peter Eastway are leading a photo tour to America's South West, including Death Valley, 23 Jan - 2 Feb 2017. Book now on the website!
Death Valley has been photographed to death, but this is no reason not to photograph it. Some locations have become so iconic, so recognisable, that it is almost our duty to add them to our personal collection. And there are lot of things to photograph in Death Valley, not just the infamous sand dunes.
As far as sand dunes go, Death Valley’s aren’t really all that impressive. And if it’s been busy, you’ll find footprints everywhere which tends to ruin that pristine composition with untouched sand ripples in the early light.
My first exposure to sand dunes in America’s South West was through Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. Some were photographed in Death Valley, but I think the photos of Edward's that I like the most were not taken by the side of the main road where mine were.