In Death Valley National Park, there’s a stretch known as Badwater Basin. A week ago, I hiked across much of it.
The Basin, also commonly referred to as the Salt Flats, is the lowest point in the Continental U.S., and is covered with this salty, sulphuric and quite grainy mix. When I was there, it was about 108 degrees according to the thermometer in my rental car. I’m guessing that out there in the middle of the Flats, it was even hotter than that.
I searched around for a point of reference, a way to demonstrate the sheer scale and vastness of the land. Photos of the salty bottom would look like… a salty bottom.
As it happened, I did notice my own shadow…
Sony NEX 5N. ISO 100, f22, 1/100 second. Minor adjustments to all the usual things.
Posted by Rey