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Eureka Sand Dunes in the remote Eureka Valley of Death Valley National Park.

If you want to get away from it all and practice your landscape photography, this particular part of Death Valley National Park offers much solitude and fascinating photo opps. But like many of Death Valley's finer treasures, you have to earn them by traveling great distances - in this case you'll have to drive about 40+ miles of dirt roads after probably already driving about 200-300 miles from the Los Angeles area.

Fortunately there are ample accommodations so you can stay the night after so much driving - a sandy primitive campground with pit toilets and no water. And of course all free of charge.

This particular shot was taken right after sunrise and I used a 2 stop graduated color filter to even out the foreground and sky. I've been to Death Valley a few times and this was the first time I had any clouds in the sky. Parts of the park average less than an inch of rain per year and it's not unusual for some years to be rainless. So I felt a little fortunate to catch these clouds this morning.

Regards,
Doug

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