Badwater Sunrise

Sunrise at Badwater in Death Valley National Park

The morning glow of the sky is captured in this simple elegant image taken at first light. The lowest point in North America is badwater some 282 feet below sea level. The salt crystals form polygons in the lake bed making a most interesting foreground.

No clouds just the morning glow of the sun about to rise. I knew I wanted some color in the far hills so I used a 3 stop split ND filter and hoped for the best.