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Death Valley is now experiencing some serious wind storms. I went there last weekend to shot Mesquite dunes with couple of my friends. The sunset was mind blowing (or sand blowing rather) with wind speeds reaching over 30 miles an hour. After sunset the speed actually increased, so it was very difficult to hike back to the car (I was shooting 2 miles east of the main parking area, so I hiked at least 2 miles into the dunes). The place looked truly otherworldly, and with so much dust in the air the mountains behind the dunes completely faded away.
As you can see in the image (minuscule but visible) there's a photographer there shooting dunes as well. I left him in for scale so it's easy visible how big those dunes really are. The shot was taken with my Nikon AF-P 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens @200mm.
The second shot is a pano of dune formation right next to where I was standing. I liked the waviness of the sand here...












Mar 06, 2021 at 02:12 PM
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Absolutely stunning images!..like the first one with the person out in the dune...nice perspective.




Mar 06, 2021 at 02:21 PM
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Magnificent, the first image.


Mar 06, 2021 at 02:24 PM
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Beautiful photographs...and kudos for you for the effort it took to get them!


Mar 06, 2021 at 02:28 PM
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Wow stunning image simply.


Mar 06, 2021 at 02:29 PM
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Wonderful light, love the images, however conditions are a bit scary for the equipment! Much equipment cleaning to follow.

My long delayed trip there should be soon as I am one week post 2nd vaccine, can't wait!



Mar 06, 2021 at 02:29 PM
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Gregg, stunning capture and I can literally feel the wind blowing. Amazing work as usual 👍🏻


Mar 06, 2021 at 03:52 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Sand Storms in DV


Superb!


Mar 06, 2021 at 04:52 PM
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Amazing shots, can't wait to get out there.


Mar 06, 2021 at 06:41 PM
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1st image.. 💥💯

did the windstorm sandblasted the clearcoat on your car?



Mar 06, 2021 at 06:46 PM
 


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tntcorp wrote:
1st image.. 💥💯

did the windstorm sandblasted the clearcoat on your car?


No because my friend was driving his car
But we did have a few gusts that could seriously damage the coat, yes.



Mar 06, 2021 at 07:04 PM
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Stunning.

Birdie



Mar 06, 2021 at 08:21 PM
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Beautiful somewhat abstract textures. As others have noted, the person really grounds it, and the subtlety really makes it worth it.


Mar 06, 2021 at 09:29 PM
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lovely images Gregg


Mar 07, 2021 at 03:15 AM
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Wow Gregg, these are awesome! World class shots, totally worth the sandy hike.


Mar 07, 2021 at 08:09 AM
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Wow! Just Wow!


Mar 07, 2021 at 08:51 AM
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These are absolutely amazing.


Mar 07, 2021 at 09:45 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Sand Storms in DV


Good eye, Gregg! Very nicely rendered!


Mar 07, 2021 at 11:40 AM
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Speechless! Utterly stunning.


Mar 07, 2021 at 12:21 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Sand Storms in DV


Beautiful photos, incredible color and atmosphere! How nice to be in DV with no footprints in the sand, an ephemeral condition. On my last trip there, we encountered a small sand storm on the way out, necessitating a new windshield. The next time I go, I am renting a car!


Mar 07, 2021 at 01:58 PM
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