One Friday evening I had dinner plans and wasn’t able to join Willie and Jave for an attempt at sunset photography in the Bay Area. While I was inside having a delicious dinner they found an amazing dry lakebed to photograph. Turns out that the lakebed is pretty soft and Willie ended up getting stuck in the mud and needed rescuing! Willie wanted another crack at this spot and he immediately called me up and told me to wake up at 4am and join him! We weren’t sure if the weather would cooperate but we went out anyways, setup shop and waited. Sure enough, just as we thought it would be a bust, some sun made it through the clouds and lit up the clouds with some oranges and yellows! This place really reminds me of Death Valley and I loved the way all the cracks fit together. I definitely want to come back here in the future!

This was also my first time playing with my new toy, a brand spankin’ new Nikon D800! Man was this guy fun to use!

Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S:
17mm, f16, 0.4 sec, ISO 100
Lee Filter Holder + HiTech ND Grad

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Aaron Meyers is a landscape and wedding photographer living in Silicon Valley, CA. His love of the outdoors makes for frequent forays into the Californian wilds, where he delights in the stunning vistas of Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, and the Pacific Coast.