Dante's View Twilight
Travel photography is my first love. It's really the hunt as much as the kill, the adventure, the experience of being there. This photograph, taken just before the sunrise, represents a morning I'll never forget. I was up well before sunrise and headed out into the dark to a place called Dante's View. I realized it had rained in the night which was cool because I knew there would be fresh snow up in the mountains. I wasn't disappointed. The snow covered the desert and the mountains, it was a cold 29 degrees and the wind has blowing about 40 miles an hour. The steep road up to the point was covered with snow and ice. I had the place to myself. It was an incredible experience. Shooting in those winds was really challenging and I could only work a few minutes at a time before my hands couldn't function. There's nothing better than watching a new day begin. Death Valley National Park. California. A Shot A Day. 365. 2-22-10.