Nature - Kaz Canning
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Mesquite Dunes

Mesquite Dunes

I've always been fond of minimalist photography, and I feel like I've drifted away from that style over the past year, moving more towards vast landscapes and colorful images. I've been going through my old photos to see if I've missed some great photos because I was distracted by some of the grand images.

Images like these are some of my favorite because it's an image that almost nobody else has. Going to iconic locations, like the Mesquite Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park, it's very easy to have your eye focused on the dunes rising over 100' high. I very frequently forget to look down every once in a while to capture other interesting aspects of these places.

Tucked far back in the field of dunes, some old cracked mud, probably the bed of a dried up lake, was uncovered by the brutal winds of the desert. I loved the hard texture of the dried mud going right up against the soft flowing patterns of the dune in the back.

Going through these old photos reminds me sometimes that there's more to landscape photography than the popular scenes, and colorful images, sometimes some of the most interesting images come from small spots of dried mud

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