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March 24, 2013

Postcards from readers: Death Valley dunes

These shots were taken in the early morning out in the sand dunes near Stovepipe Wells in Death Valley National Park

The photographer: David A. Sauve of Placerville
Behind the lens: These shots were taken in the early morning out in the sand dunes near Stovepipe Wells in Death Valley National Park. I wanted to capture the dunes while they were still producing long shadows, unique light effects, and before any human tracks were present. And yes, I used an old dinosaur of a camera, a Pentax Spotmatic SLR and 200 ASA Kodachrome slide film. Pretty primitive compared to my digital camera, but I like the hands-on control and versatility.



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