Sometimes, I like to shoot for myself, for the pure joy of creating a photographic image, to practice new techniques, or just to soak in some sun and pristine views. Recently I visited Death Valley National Park for the first time. Over the course of 3 days, I left my room before dawn and returned long after dark, exploring the park. While the superbloom wasn't happening here, the park was magnificent in it's stark beauty...an ever-changing shift of light and color. I was fortunate to have some clouds for beautiful color and dramatic light some of the time. Come explore with me in the following photos.