"SUNRISE, RACETRACK PLAYA" # CADDV 22
This is one of my favorite images from a six-week long fall trip through the southwest a few years ago. Unfortunately I have only one sheet of film of this sunrise because it actually looks better on film than it did to my eye at the time of exposure. I awoke this particular morning well before dawn hoping to catch a reflection of clouds at sunrise off of the dry lake bed. I didn't think I caught the light so I only made one exposure - I just wasn't thinking. I had to do an exposure of 15 seconds and during this time the additive effect of light on the film captured a very colorful reflection on the playa's surface. I was very pleasantly surprised when I first saw this image on the lightbox.

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA
Toyo 45 AII camera with Nikon 150/5.6 lens on Fuji Velvia film - 15 sec at f/29

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