WPY 2010

Photograph Details

Highly commended 2010

Wildscapes

Floris van Breugel, zzzSpare

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.

Technical specification

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: latitude 36.5054, longitude -117.079 Death Valley National Park, California, USA: latitude 36.5054, longitude -117.079

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.

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