I recently got back from spending several days in Death Valley with a bunch of people from my camera club and our two photographic gurus, Keith Walklet and Mike Osborne. Although we shot at a number of sites, the best pictures were obtained from our three trips to the Mesquite Dunes. We were lucky in that there were few footprints on the first visit. Subsequent visits weren't as good on the footprint scale but we still managed to get lots of great shots. It was amazing how the character of the dunes changed with the light. We were out both before and after sunrise and sunset. The pictures reflect the angle of the sun with strong patterns of shade. When the sun was gone the pictures have a creamy, smooth quality. Someone suggested it was like looking down at clouds. Being a cook, I thought it looked more like meringue. Whichever it looks like to you, I hope you enjoy the pictures.