During the last workshop we stopped at the iconic platform at Zabriskie Point. Half the group went down towards Gower Gulch and the other half of my small group stayed up on top. The best light that morning was just before sunrise. Then the clouds closed up but we still stuck around after everybody else left just in case the sun poked out of the clouds. Did it? No, it didn't this time but we would of been ready for it if it did and you never know when there is a photo waiting behind a dark cloud.
I usually don't take many pictures during a workshop on some outings all my time is taken up and I don't even snap a shot besides students in action. This snapshot will make a great example of how or what steps were taken to process it. No 2 students will process an image the same way with so many options between Photoshop, Lightroom, Photomatix, Nik Software etc. Options, what lens, what white balance, what filters are questions I always get asked but I never think this when out in the field. Something grabs my attention or interest and decides for me or at least what needs to be excluded. We had a great sky above and all it needed was an anchor underneath it.
Rodgers and Bennet Peaks are on the far right, Telescope Peak is just out of view here. You can see more of my work at www.PhotographDeathValley.com