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Sunrise shots are tricky because after the investment of an early wake-up, you largely have to compose in the dark and then scramble to adjust when the light starts to change. (Pre-scouting locations would definitely help.) This was unfortunately one of the days when it was a mad dash from ridge to ridge we spotted these ripples and a promising vista. All of my shots from this angle had strange lens flare artifacts, but thought in the end a few were interesting, so left them in. Thanks for stopping by!

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes at Sunrise
Death Valley National Park, CA

Canon 50d
Tokina 11-16mm lens, 11mm
f/13, 1/30s, ISO 100

Bracketed exposure for the sky.
No Filters - they were really scratched up by this point in the trip :\

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