This week’s photo challenge is all about Scale (click here to see more entries). I love playing about with scale when I’m taking photos. Like in this shot that I took in Death Valley. Although is caused me a few cuts to my legs and hands, I was intrigued by the salt floor that we were walking on. I held the camera as low as I could and then pointed it up towards two of my travel companions who were picking their way across the difficult landscape. Casey (in the background) almost looks like a subbuteo figure that I’ve placed on top of a rock.
Travel theme: Dry
Due to the insane amount of rain a lot of us are experiencing this week, Ailsa has chosen Dry as her travel theme. Click here to see more entries.
Death Valley is the place I think of when I think ‘dry’. Even the water in my water bottle seemed to evaporate before my eyes!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details
This week’s photo challenge is Lost in Details. Click here to see the other entries.
I love getting lost in details. In fact, I’m quite often in danger of getting too lost in details and missing the bigger picture.
I took this photo when I visited the salt flats in Death Valley. My sense that was stimulated the most when I first walked onto the salt-covered landscape was my hearing. You can hear the constant cracking of the salt all around you. I wanted to capture that memory with my camera, so I got into the salt as closely as I could.
My other senses didn’t miss out. The views over the basin are incredible, smelling the air and tasting fragments proved that it is indeed salt, and I certainly felt the sharp edges that it forms when I tried to walk across it in flip-flops!
Travel Theme: Hot
Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is Hot. As it is currently incredibly cold here in Wales I’m hoping this theme will help me feel a bit warmer.