Day 2 of my recent trip to Death Valley was a homeward driving-day. The other photographers stayed another day to capture that ever-elusive stunning dawn shot of the Mesquite Dunes. Click on Death Valley – Day 1 to refresh your memory of the first day.

DV2 Dawn

There were beautiful clouds – instead of the almost constant blue skies of California. When I lived in Maryland and a cloud-free day would happen, I thought of California; however, the cloudy days in California do not look like Maryland!


The sand turned a dusky color from the sky reflection.


Despite the dead and dry conditions, there were many green oasis throughout the dunes.


DV2 (9 of 40)

The photographer in the background shows how big the dunes are (and we’re on the low dunes).

Wildflower carpet 1

A beautiful yellow carpet of flowers on the desert. It is so amazing to see what minimal conditions in which the flowers grow.

Five Spot
Rocky soil

Prickly pear cactus

purple sage

Flower trails

You can see where the rain water flowed by tracing the yellow flower trail.

From Beatty

Rarely do photographs show height well, but this photo of the road from the north into the valley shows a roller-coaster ride down to 282 feet below sea level.

DV2 (32 of 40)

Many of the mountains have beautiful colors, showing the layers developed through time. Several mountains looked like banana splits, with chocolate syrup.

DV2 (33 of 40)
DV2 (34 of 40)
DV2 (39 of 40)

The last view of the dunes on the way out of the park. These dunes are where most of the visitors go, you can see how many tracks are on the dunes. We were a few dunes east of this in the morning.

DV2 (40 of 40)
The long road home.

This post was done away from home, on an iPad instead of a laptop (a challenge) and without wildflower reference books, so may be edited later.

3 Replies to “Death Valley – Day 2”

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Landscape and Still Life Photography By Benjamin Rowe

draw and shoot

Shooting photographs, drawing lines...

Which Way Now 101

We're homeless. Intentionally. What planet was I on when I agreed to this?

The Insatiable Traveler

Embrace Adventure. World Travel | Award-winning Photography| Inspiration | Tips


hedy bach photography mixed stories and music

Roadkill Crossing

Writing generated from the rural life

O' Canada

Reflections on Canadian Culture From Below the Border


Stop, Look, and See..

Aotea Media

Photography | Promotion | Social Media | Creative Concepts | Graphic Design | Slideshow | Marketing | Video production | Video Marketing

Notes Tied On The Sagebrush

Writing About Life


a journey of discovery with my camera...

Kari Jeppesen

A woman speaks... camera scripta, camera picta... a room...

One Gentleman's Perspective

I am a man who believes romance should never die, movies make for a great night, custom suiting is a must and creating a legacy is one's purpose. A man who holds true to this understands the gentleman's lifestyle.

The Shady Tree

Alone with myself / The trees bend to caress me / The shade hugs my heart / --Candy Polgar


This is where I have to write something creative to capture your imagination. And I will. One day.

%d bloggers like this: