I can’t begin to tell you how awesome our time in Death Valley was yesterday. We drove in and headed straight to the Mesquite Sand Dunes where I experienced a type of scorching heat that I will never forget in my life. It was 117˚ but on the sand dunes it was probably closer to 125-130˚ and was just unbearable.When I took this image it was 113˚ with an oven-like wind blowing in my face. The sun had set, it was still so hot that my 1DsMIII was flashing a heat warning at me, telling me to turn the camera off and let it cool down.
The storms off in the distance eventually sent out an outflow boundary on the horizon and a haboob starting to develop and head in about 10-15 minutes after this was taken.
All processing was done in Photoshop using various luminosity masks for contrast, vibrance, detail and noise reduction. I’m sitting here editing photos in Mammoth Lakes withand and we are about to head out to Mono Lake for sunset. Hoping for some clouds!