Death Valley dunes
Sunrise bathes the Mesquite Sand Dunes in California's Death Valley National Park in pinks and oranges and creates the shadows that emphasize the wind-whipped dunescapes. To avoid any detail and a sense of scale, Floris stationed himself a good distance away, overlooking the valley, and used a telephoto lens. 'The sensual forms and ever-changing nature of sand dunes fascinate me more than any other landscape,' he says.
Canon 5D Mark II + 500mm lens + 1.4x teleconverter; 5 sec at f4; ISO 100; Gitzo tripod + Markins ballhead + Wimberley sidekick.
Death Valley National Park, California, USA
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Floris van Breugel, zzzSpare
Floris has a PhD in neuroscience-inspired engineering. When he’s not out photographing, Floris can be found in his lab working out how insect brains work. This scientific mindset has had a strong influence on his photography, and he is interested in discovering and sharing interesting natural phenomenon through unique and curiosity-inspiring imagery.