Contrasting Elements, Death Valley

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© Matt Granz
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Photo Info
UploadedMay 19, 2009
TakenApril 18, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D90
Exposure1/60 sec at f/13
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length62 mm
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The Mesquite Sand Dunes just outside Stovepipe Wells in Death Valley. The hike is 45 minutes to where no human prints can be found on the sands. A great place to be all by yourself and meditate and take in the beauty of nature (just bring lots of water). This shot was taken just before sundown.

Nikon D90

Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/13.0
Focal Length: 62 mm
ISO Speed: 250

73 responses

  • Einar Egeland

    Einar Egeland gave props (19 May 2009):

    Very interesting, beautiful colors

  • Harry Snowden

    Harry Snowden (Deleted) gave props (19 May 2009):

    Awesome work!

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (19 May 2009):


  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (19 May 2009):

    Amazing capture!

  • Christopher Long

    Christopher Long gave props (19 May 2009):

    Incredible shot!


    JOE FAILK gave props (19 May 2009):

    Fantastic shot!

  • Airtight

    Airtight gave props (19 May 2009):

    Another great shot, keep it up Matt

  • Martin E. Morris

    Martin E. Morris (Deleted) gave props (19 May 2009):

    Very nice image Matt.Well worth the hike!!!

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (19 May 2009):

    love the roll of the dunes and the shadows.

  • Dick Tower

    Dick Tower said (19 May 2009):

    Another Great Shot!!!!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (19 May 2009):

    Awesome shot!!!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (20 May 2009):

    Stunning photo!

  • Benny R@mirez

    Benny R@mirez   gave props (20 May 2009):

    nice shot !

  • Robert Case

    Robert Case gave props (20 May 2009):

    Really well done - love the blend of colors and textures

  • David Miller

    David Miller said (20 May 2009):

    New twist on a frequently photographed theme. Great work.

  • Jim Patterson

    Jim Patterson (Deleted) gave props (20 May 2009):

    Nice Matt! The contrast is perfect and love dark ridges on the dunes.

  • Leisa Foxlow

    Leisa Foxlow gave props (22 May 2009):

    Beautiful shot

  • Alexandru Iedu

    Alexandru Iedu gave props (24 May 2009):

    Amazing panorama !!!

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (24 May 2009):


  • Kimberly Frost

    Kimberly Frost said (25 May 2009):

    wow! so cool. looks like mars!

  • John Conneely

    John Conneely said (26 May 2009):

    Absolutely spectacular! A photograph to inspire people to travel if nothing else. Off the hook!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (27 May 2009):

    Very pretty. Love the color and textures in this cool photo. dp

  • Ken Shimura

    Ken Shimura gave props (27 May 2009):

    Great colours and texture!

  • Lêda Nardelli

    Lêda Nardelli gave props (27 May 2009):


  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (27 May 2009):

    A photographic "jewel"!!

  • Christopher Smith

    Christopher Smith gave props (27 May 2009):

    Gorgeous work!

  • James Watson

    James Watson said (31 May 2009):

    Matt, Great Shot !

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (2 Jun 2009):

    WOW! This is stunning!

  • Mirela Bustrevic

    Mirela Bustrevic gave props (3 Jun 2009):

    love it looks like from another planet

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (3 Jun 2009):

    This is a superb image, Matt. Well composed and captured!

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (3 Jun 2009):

    simply stunning image!

  • Liliane Paingaud

    Liliane Paingaud gave props (4 Jun 2009):


  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (4 Jun 2009):

    A beautifully captured image!!!

  • Niels Jansen

    Niels Jansen gave props (4 Jun 2009):


  • Arthur van Schendel

    Arthur van Schendel gave props (6 Jun 2009):


  • Celina Ortelli

    Celina Ortelli gave props (8 Jun 2009):


  • Ahmed Roberson

    Ahmed Roberson gave props (8 Jun 2009):

    I couldn't think of anything to say about this image except FLAWLESS!! Excellent/Flawless Job Matt!!

  • Konrad Ragnarsson

    Konrad Ragnarsson gave props (9 Jun 2009):

    Yea, thats loneliness,great shot++++++++

  • Adalberto Bianco

    Adalberto Bianco (Deleted) said (9 Jun 2009):

    ohhh wow! incredible works!

  • Stephen Sokolov

    Stephen Sokolov (Deleted) gave props (9 Jun 2009):

    Other worldly!

  • Ed Puskas

    Ed Puskas gave props (10 Jun 2009):

    Fantastic shot! Wonderful detail and color

  • Ed Puskas

    Ed Puskas gave props (10 Jun 2009):

    Fantastic shot! Wonderful detail and color

  • Loree McComb

    Loree McComb   gave props (12 Jun 2009):

    Absolutely stunning - Fabulous light - WOW

  • Lucy Lambriex

    Lucy Lambriex gave props (12 Jun 2009):

    Breath taking!

  • Alan Smith

    Alan Smith said (15 Jun 2009):

    wonderful shot

  • Mal Stewart

    Mal Stewart gave props (16 Jun 2009):

    Nice one Matt......ya back on deck yet with the lens or did it turn out to be a write off !

  • Michael Adams

    Michael Adams gave props (16 Jun 2009):


  • Mbego A

    Mbego A gave props (19 Jun 2009):


  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton gave props (23 Jun 2009):

    So So Beautiful..

  • Nikhil Rawal

    Nikhil Rawal said (24 Jun 2009):

    Matt, this is a great picture - lovely colours and the contrast, shadows and the riplle effect on the sand is just fantastic.

  • tony brown

    tony brown (Deleted) said (30 Jun 2009):

    fabulous shot

  • Nick Allen

    Nick Allen gave props (30 Jun 2009):

    i love the way the colors transistion into the next...great shot!

  • Ed Puskas

    Ed Puskas gave props (30 Jun 2009):

    Beautiful! Great colors and contrast


    C B P COYLE (Deleted) said (30 Jun 2009):

    An inspirational shot involving colour texture and sight great depth in this shot and a unique part of the world brought to others by your eye and lense. Nice Work

  • Charles Conti

    Charles Conti gave props (30 Jun 2009):

    Beautiful exposure! Unreal!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (30 Jun 2009):

    An exceptional shot! Love the curves and undulations of the sand. Fantastic lines!

  • Dorothy Burwell

    Dorothy Burwell   gave props (30 Jun 2009):

    Amazing shot! I can feel the sand between my toes..

  • markus zundel

    markus zundel said (22 Jul 2009):

    Hey Andy, did you hear about this one? Tell me, are you locked in the punch?

    Hey Andy, are you goofing on Elvis? Hey baby, are we losing touch?

    If you believed they put a man on the moon, man on the moon

    If you believe there's nothing up my sleeve, then nothing is cool

    REM - Man on the moon

    As everything is already said, this is what came to my mind

  • Dana Tufte

    Dana Tufte (Deleted) said (14 Aug 2009):

    For somewhere so deadly it is just as gorgeous!

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (8 Sep 2009):


  • Steve Nobler

    Steve Nobler gave props (15 Sep 2009):

    just another great shot!

  • Dennis Perry

    Dennis Perry (Deleted) gave props (28 Sep 2009):


  • M A A Q

    M A A Q gave props (24 Oct 2009):


  • Jorge Reis

    Jorge Reis gave props (2 Nov 2009):

    beautifull contrast and composition!

  • Dilshad Aroos

    Dilshad Aroos (Deleted) gave props (3 Nov 2009):

    All of the above!!!!

  • Antonio Romero

    Antonio Romero gave props (12 Dec 2009):


  • Lyana Votey

    Lyana Votey gave props (13 Dec 2009):

    Absolutely stunning! Bravo!

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (23 Dec 2009):

    I love this, what a breathtaking view

  • Anupam Mukherjee

    Anupam Mukherjee gave props (4 Mar 2010):

    Awesome shot

  • Thomas Berryhill

    Thomas Berryhill said (22 Sep 2010):

    Beautiful lines and colors

  • Jory Vander Galien

    Jory Vander Galien (Deleted) gave props (23 Jun 2011):

    Amazing contours!!!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    So very beautiful!!!

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer gave props (16 Mar 2015):

    This is an amazing photo! Voted.

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