Photographs: Desert

Sandstorm Rising | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Sandstorm Rising | G Dan Mitchell Photography Clouds from a desert sandstorm rise above Death Valley National Park sand dunes.Sandstorm Rising. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Clouds from a desert sandstorm rise above Death Valley National Park sand dunes.Today I am sharing yet another of the Death Valley photographs from my spring 2013 visit when, among other things, I had a couple of opportunities to photograph in sandstorm conditions. Like many photographers I tend to photograph…

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Dunes, Sandstorm, and Mountains | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Dunes, Sandstorm, and Mountains | G Dan Mitchell Photography A Death Valley sandstorm builds above sand dunes, obscuring distant desert mountains.Dunes, Sandstorm, and Mountains. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A Death Valley sandstorm builds above sand dunes, obscuring distant desert mountains.Once again I am discovering how many promising photographs get left behind when I first assess them shortly after making the photographs… and how valuable it is to revisit the original files later on. I typically…

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Abandoned | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Abandoned | G Dan Mitchell Photography Abandoned vehicles at a desert mining site.Abandoned. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Abandoned vehicles at a desert mining site.When you travel even a bit in the desert landscape (at least the California version that I know) you will invariably come across all kinds of evidence that you are not the first visitor. The original residents left behind fragile, compelling, and sometimes beautiful evidence in the form of rock art. (If…

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Dunes, Sandstorm, Distant Mountains | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Dunes, Sandstorm, Distant Mountains | G Dan Mitchell Photography Distant mountains are barely visible beyond sandstorm clouds and desert dunes.Dunes, Sandstorm, Distant Mountains. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Distant mountains are barely visible beyond sandstorm clouds and desert dunes.This was not the most intense sandstorm I have experienced and photographed — I have some interesting stories about those! — but it was a pretty good one. Driving down the east side of Death Valley near the turnoff to…

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Sand Dune Plants, Evening | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Sand Dune Plants, Evening | G Dan Mitchell Photography Low plants eke out an existence on Death Valley sand dunes.Sand Dune Plants, Evening. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Low plants eke out an existence on Death Valley sand dunes.Since travel to places as distant as Death Valley National Park is off the table right now, I’m vicariously experiencing one of my favorite places to be in the winter by reviewing my raw file archive from a…

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Evening Dunes | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Evening Dunes | G Dan Mitchell Photography Abstract interpretation of sand dunes in evening light.Evening Dunes. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Abstract interpretation of sand dunes in evening light.For this photograph I decided to move further from supposed reality than usual. In my view, no photograph actually portrays “objective reality” accurately. That’s a good thing, and I prefer subjective reality in photographs. In other words, I’m interested not so much in what the photograph claims to…

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Beneath Desert Mountains, Morning | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Beneath Desert Mountains, Morning | G Dan Mitchell Photography Desert mountains and morning light spreading across an alluvial fan.Beneath Desert Mountains, Morning. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Desert mountains and morning light spreading across an alluvial fan.This is more or less where I had hoped to be in January, even up until a couple of months ago. At that time, careful travel into lonely places was still a reasonable option, especially since I stop only for…

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Dunes and Mountains, Rising Dust – Fine Art Photography Article

Dunes and Mountains, Rising Dust A desert sandstorm raises towers of dust against a background of rugged mountains obscured by haze.Dunes and Mountains, Rising Dust. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A desert sandstorm raises towers of dust against a background of rugged mountains obscured by haze.Continuing here with the 2013 series of Death Valley National Park photographs and, at the moment, a series of photographs made in and around the edges of a big dust storm…

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Dunes, Sandstorm | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Dunes, Sandstorm | G Dan Mitchell Photography Diffused light and atmosphere as a sandstorm rises above desert dunes.Dunes, Sandstorm. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Diffused light and atmosphere as a sandstorm rises above desert dunes.This photograph comes from a memorable early spring visit to Death Valley National Park back in 2013. (I know… what visit to Death Valley isn’t memorable, right?!) This day brought a fairly big sandstorm to the Valley, and I worked on photographing…

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Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.Red Rock Detail. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.There is a story about my first visit to Arches National Park that we like to recount. (Perhaps you have heard it?) It derives from a habit of mine of not doing too much research before visiting a new location — I prefer to let some…

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Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.Red Rock Detail. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.There is a story about my first visit to Arches National Park that we like to recount. (Perhaps you have heard it?) It derives from a habit of mine of not doing too much research before visiting a new location — I prefer to let some…

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Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.Red Rock Detail. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.There is a story about my first visit to Arches National Park that we like to recount. (Perhaps you have heard it?) It derives from a habit of mine of not doing too much research before visiting a new location — I prefer to let some…

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Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.Red Rock Detail. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.There is a story about my first visit to Arches National Park that we like to recount. (Perhaps you have heard it?) It derives from a habit of mine of not doing too much research before visiting a new location — I prefer to let some…

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Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.Red Rock Detail. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.There is a story about my first visit to Arches National Park that we like to recount. (Perhaps you have heard it?) It derives from a habit of mine of not doing too much research before visiting a new location — I prefer to let some…

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Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.Red Rock Detail. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.There is a story about my first visit to Arches National Park that we like to recount. (Perhaps you have heard it?) It derives from a habit of mine of not doing too much research before visiting a new location — I prefer to let some…

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Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.Red Rock Detail. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.There is a story about my first visit to Arches National Park that we like to recount. (Perhaps you have heard it?) It derives from a habit of mine of not doing too much research before visiting a new location — I prefer to let some…

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Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.Red Rock Detail. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.There is a story about my first visit to Arches National Park that we like to recount. (Perhaps you have heard it?) It derives from a habit of mine of not doing too much research before visiting a new location — I prefer to let some…

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Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.Red Rock Detail. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.There is a story about my first visit to Arches National Park that we like to recount. (Perhaps you have heard it?) It derives from a habit of mine of not doing too much research before visiting a new location — I prefer to let some…

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Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.Red Rock Detail. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.There is a story about my first visit to Arches National Park that we like to recount. (Perhaps you have heard it?) It derives from a habit of mine of not doing too much research before visiting a new location — I prefer to let some…

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Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.Red Rock Detail. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.There is a story about my first visit to Arches National Park that we like to recount. (Perhaps you have heard it?) It derives from a habit of mine of not doing too much research before visiting a new location — I prefer to let some…

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Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.Red Rock Detail. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.There is a story about my first visit to Arches National Park that we like to recount. (Perhaps you have heard it?) It derives from a habit of mine of not doing too much research before visiting a new location — I prefer to let some…

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Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.Red Rock Detail. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.There is a story about my first visit to Arches National Park that we like to recount. (Perhaps you have heard it?) It derives from a habit of mine of not doing too much research before visiting a new location — I prefer to let some…

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Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.Red Rock Detail. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.There is a story about my first visit to Arches National Park that we like to recount. (Perhaps you have heard it?) It derives from a habit of mine of not doing too much research before visiting a new location — I prefer to let some…

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Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.Red Rock Detail. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.There is a story about my first visit to Arches National Park that we like to recount. (Perhaps you have heard it?) It derives from a habit of mine of not doing too much research before visiting a new location — I prefer to let some…

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Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.Red Rock Detail. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.There is a story about my first visit to Arches National Park that we like to recount. (Perhaps you have heard it?) It derives from a habit of mine of not doing too much research before visiting a new location — I prefer to let some…

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Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.Red Rock Detail. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.There is a story about my first visit to Arches National Park that we like to recount. (Perhaps you have heard it?) It derives from a habit of mine of not doing too much research before visiting a new location — I prefer to let some…

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Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.Red Rock Detail. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.There is a story about my first visit to Arches National Park that we like to recount. (Perhaps you have heard it?) It derives from a habit of mine of not doing too much research before visiting a new location — I prefer to let some…

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Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.Red Rock Detail. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.There is a story about my first visit to Arches National Park that we like to recount. (Perhaps you have heard it?) It derives from a habit of mine of not doing too much research before visiting a new location — I prefer to let some…

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Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.Red Rock Detail. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.There is a story about my first visit to Arches National Park that we like to recount. (Perhaps you have heard it?) It derives from a habit of mine of not doing too much research before visiting a new location — I prefer to let some…

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Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.Red Rock Detail. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A section of sandstone cliff, Arches National Park.There is a story about my first visit to Arches National Park that we like to recount. (Perhaps you have heard it?) It derives from a habit of mine of not doing too much research before visiting a new location — I prefer to let some…

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