Chuck Haney, a professional photo-journalist from Whitefish, MT, sponsored a photography workshop in Death Valley in the last week of February.
With all its geologic wonders and brilliant colors, Death Valley is a visual wonderland and an ideal venue for a photo workshop.
The bonus - February is the ideal time to visit the desert.
I've known Chuck for more than a dozen years, first meeting him on the Sonoma Coast where he was on assignment to do an article for Adventure Cycling Magazine about cycle-touring the CA Northern Coast.
I and a few cycling friends were the photo subjects of the article and one of Chuck's photos graced the cover of the magazine.
Over the years, I followed Chuck's career and admired his photographic skills. On my "to do" list was to take a photo workshop from Chuck the next time he hosted one in CA.
The February workshop was the time and two fellow photo-enthusiasts from Sacramento - Peter Saucerman and Surjit Dhillon - signed up and took the long trek to DV to attend the 5 day workshop.
We joined four other photographers from the Mid-West and Southern California.
Over 5 days, we visited Scotty's Castle, Golden Canyon, Bad Water, Artist's Palette, Jubilee Pass, and Mequite Flat Sand Dunes. We had two sessions per day - at sunrise and late afternoon, and one night session.
To view the album, click on "Death Valley Photo Workshop" below the photo:
|From Death Valley Photo Workshop|