After our morning shoot at Badwater yesterday, we decided to explore further on past the parking lot and stumbled on an area that offered tremendous reflections of Telescope Peak (11,049 feet) across the valley floor. Rising nearly two miles vertically from 282 feet below sea level, this is indeed an impressive view. Sam was actually the one who wanted to return here to see what might be able to find photographically, and I am glad he convinced me that it was a good idea. On this morning the light was good, but as you can see we didn’t have the benefit of any interesting clouds to enhance the composition. Death Valley is usually considered a wide expansive landscape, but for this image I decided to try to simplify what I was seeing and include only that which was most important. The rare water on the valley floor was smooth as glass, making for a pretty cool reflection.