The Mesquite sand dunes out in Death Valley California are quite the sight to be seen. I really enjoyed my time there wondering around these dunes in the heat. It really is hard to walk around in these dunes. The sand is always sliding out from beneath your feet and it takes so much more energy just to get around. Super fun though.
To process this photo, my steps went like this.
1. First pass on color with Lightroom.
2. Topaz Denoise.
3. Photoshop – Sharpening with the High Pass filter and dust cleanup.
4. Back to Lightroom where I did my second pass on color.
The Manly Beacon of Zabriskie Point. Such an incredible name. This was just to the right of the Golden Mudstones of Death Valley. This scene is actually kind of ugly, but beautiful at the same time, if that makes sense. It's just amazing seeing all the different earthen tones together.