The day we arrived in Death Valley, it started to rain. The rain turned into a downpour, and over the course of the next 24 hours, 1 inch of rain fell. That’s more than half of the total average rainfall for the entire year in Death Valley – the driest place in North America! All the roads were closed and water was running across the road everywhere. But when the storm started to break the next day, we got some fantastic light.
I chose this composition to highlight the fantastic textures in the foreground. I placed the horizon according to the Rule of the Thirds. This is a single exposure photograph – no blending was necessary, and I didn’t need any filters. Sometime the conditions are such that there is no need for any fancy processing or equipment.