Sunday, July 17, 2016

Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Often my work takes me out into the desert, no matter what the temperature may be. It can be quite exhausting to be wandering around in 100 deg + heat. 

This week, I had the pleasure of escorting a film crew from the UK. Needless to say, the heat was a bit much for them, even though we barely hit 100. They were real troopers, never complained, just got the job finished. 

It reminded me of a recent trip I took to Death Valley to add to my portfolio of photographs of the National Park. I love the park, every time I go there I find new images of things that I may have walked by on an earlier trip. However, it can get really hot, especially this time of year (the highest recorded air temperature on Earth was in Death Valley in July 1913).

One of the images I took that day was of a couple out on the Bad Water Basin Salt Flats. They reminded me of the famous image of Noel Coward taken by Loomis Dean in 1954. 

I only had a second, but think I caught my version of the classic.

I wanted to show the desolation of the location and I wanted the individuals in the image to remain anonymous. 

You can see more of my images from Death Valley at

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