Beacons of Light
On this morning at a cloud covered Death Valley, beacons of light lit up small sections of the mountains creating beautiful spot lighting and contrasts of warm and cool light, streaking across the tall peaks and touching the salt sea with spring water below.
Climbing up through a steep and barely visible trail with head lamp I had few expectations for what would await me at the top of this climb. One of my favorite photographers, Erin Babnik, was leading the way to this spot with optimal viewing of Manly Beacon and the Death Valley salt flats below and I followed her steps. It was a cloudy day, but at sunrise shafts of light illuminated sections of the distant mountain and a not at all common site, water in Death Valley. I found the combination of warm and cool light amazing and this is a experience that will linger in my memory forever.
BeaconDeath ValleySpot Lighting
From Death Valley