Badwater Basin – Photographing below Sea Level at Death Valley National Park

Badwater Basin is located in Death Valley National Park.  It is approximately 30 minutes from the Furnace Creek area.  The road from Furnace Creek to the Badwater Basin parking lot is in great condition and the parking lot is well marked. IIn January 2019 I spent 4 days in Death Valley National Park.  Over those

My Return to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes at Sunset | Death Valley National Park

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes They are big, beautiful and amazing.  On this day, I headed out to the capture the beauty of the dunes about 3 hours before sunset.  Unlike my sunrise experience 2 days earlier, I wanted to ensure I had plenty of time to hike out the good areas and to find compelling

My 1st Visit to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park

Took my breath away …. literally and figuratively The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes are 100% breathtaking.  While I was hiking up and down the dunes, I was just taken by their beauty.  These dunes get reshaped with each wind storm.  The wind also blows away the foot steps of the previous visitors and resets things

Death Valley National Park | Sunset at Zabriskie Point

After enduring the overcast skies in Joshua Tree National Park, I headed off on a 4 hour drive to Death Valley National Park.  Death Valley was the 2nd National Park that I visited on this trip.  I would end up spend a total of 4 nights in the park.  Although a good part of the

Joshua Tree National Park | Final Day

On the morning of my last day in Joshua Tree, I realized I should have planned to stay longer.  Not only are there many great and unique locations to photograph, I had not planned for bad weather.  On this morning, I knew I would be waking up to overcast skies and light rain.  Unfortunately this

Joshua Tree National Park | Cholla Cactus Gardens

After having a late breakfast at the hotel, I headed to the Cholla Cactus Gardens.  The Cholla Cactus Gardens are easily accessible.  There is a short trail that winds itself through part of the cholla cactus gardens.  Staying on the trail reduces the risk of injury, as it separates you quite well from the cacti.