Desert Puzzle – from a dry lake bed in California. We camped in our #Airstream near this dry lake bed for a few weeks so we spent a lot of time wandering around the area. Although this playa is surrounded by tall, rugged mountains, I mostly focused my camera downward on the glorious mud cracks at my feet. Unlike some playas that are very uniform (like Death Valley’s Racetrack Playa with its endless small, oblong tiles), this playa was full of diversity. The texture of the surface, the patterns in the cracks, and the colors of the mud would change every few hundred feet. This was probably my favorite section since the colors in the mud took on some nice pastel tones at twilight.
Also: thanks to @chrishoiberg with @capturelandscapes for interviewing me for his Photographer of the Month feature. We discuss photographing intimate landscapes, black and white photography, ethics and conservation, and inspiration - a wide-ranging conversation with all new photographs included. Link in my bio.
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