I’m not quite sure why the name “Eggs Benedict” stuck out in my mind. Perhaps it’s because these salt flats reminded me of the shape of eggs, and you’ve got the white/yellow (ok, in this case reddish brown) contrast. Or maybe it was just because I was ready for breakfast when I took this prior to 6am.
Willie and I had scouted this area on a previous trip but the salt wasn’t quite good looking at the time. That’s Death Valley for you… some years the salt flats are beautiful and others they’re not. It all depends on the rain and how frequently there was last water in the area.
It was March and we decided it was cool enough to camp (hah, yes, “cool” enough since it can be 120°F in the summer). We set out early in the morning and got out to the location while the moon was still up. I loved the way it made the scene glow. And oddly enough, that night it rained on us. It’s the one time I’ve been camping in the rain, and it happened at Death Valley of all places!
Nikon D850 w/Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8:
14mm, f/11, 1.0 sec, ISO 100