I photographed this scene during the winter of 2016 in Death Valley National Park. There was a lot of rain in the fall and early winter, which allowed for a sizable bloom of wildflowers across the park.
While spending some time on the southern end of the park, I found this hill of volcanic rock, and thought that would make for a nice backdrop. I filled the frame with the harsh rocks and delicate flowers, then waited for the moments just after sunset for the soft cool light of twilight to make my exposure.
If you would like to know more of the story behind this photo, please watch my video journal at the bottom of this page. It was filmed the day that I took this photo.
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