Taken from the summit of Eureka Dunes (~700 ft up from the basin) in Death Valley National Park, California.
A peaceful dusk at White Sands National Monument, New Mexico.
Jumping back to the United States and landscape photography, here is an early summer capture from the Mesquite Flat Dunes in Death Valley National Park.
Well, we've settled in Chicago. Maja and I are currently living in a tiny apartment right outside of Cook County Hospital - excitement! Our trip back from Poland was uneventful, Lot Airlines provided perhaps the best flight yet. While it's nice to return home, I'll greatly miss the tranquility and simplicity of Eastern Poland.
Here is a flashback to desert adventures. Maja is running at Eureka Dunes in Death Valley National Park - a stunning dune field in the northern section of the valley. Arguably the highest dunes in field in North America, Eureka Dunes reachs an elevation of approximately 680 ft., rising starkly from a desert playa. While the climb up the dunes is grueling, the results are quite worth it; the view from above is absolutely stunning.
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park. Shots here have eluded me one way or the other over the years. Sunrise is the ideal shooting time (mostly due to an overwhelming amount of footprints by the days end) and I returned to the following morning to hopefully grab a nice shot of the dunes (which turned into a little adventure). This image, however, was at sunset and turned out quite nicely. Maja, my friends Dave and Bill, and I met here this past week for a brief photo trip. So far I am pleased with the results and look forward to sharing them with you. Cheers.