Patterns of Light and Blowing Sand

This Death Valley image in the mesquite dunes showing blowing sand with golden light and areas lit by blue sky.

Blowing sand in the background, yellow light from the sun and blue light from the sky combine to make this colorful image in the Mesquite Sand Dunes. As a photographer light color is always a challenge but the ability to use color makes for spectacular images when done right.

The sand was blowing beyond the ridge and the first light of the sun was streaming in and just touching the ripples of sand.