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Beatty – Rhyolite Field Trip and Special Ending

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Death Valley Sunset

After our dawn shoot at the Dunes we spent the morning enhancing our Capture One skills and working on the images for the final night slide show. We had a great lunch as all our meals have been and then headed off for a field trip. I like taking everyone for a cultural experience on Death Valley trips to a ton outside of the park called Beatty. It’s kind of hard to describe Beatty other than there is lots of colorful folks. A tradition on PODAS trips is to leave our mark in various places and we already did this at Tea Kettle Junction. Today we were able to add our signed dollar bills to hundreds of others at the local Saloon. There we met some interesting folks and had a chance to take a mid afternoon break and have a few laughs. This was followed by a few hours shoot at the ghost town of Rhyolite. We had incredible light and a lot of fun there. The as we were leaving a storm front was coming in and the clouds and light began to dramatically change. I knew where we had to be and we raced off for the other side of the mountain for a view down the valley. We arrived at just the right time to catch the most spectacular sunset. It was just amazing to stand at the top of he valley and see these clouds light up and the valley below. The group was feeling good…the money shot had been captured. We headed back to cocktails and a great dinner together.

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