The Devil's Corn Field A164
The Devil’s Corn Field
I've heard lots about Death Valley National Park in California before I actually got to visit it. It was after a very difficult semester in photo school and a break was very much needed. I packed four (4!) cameras in the car, some food and camping gear and set out on a photo adventure. It was after a long time of not having time to shoot just for fun and it was an amazing trip. The park, which is the lowest and the driest place in North America, holds many stories of exploration and natural beauty that I could feel my soul lifted, letting out the artist in me. In the part of the park named "The Devil's Corn Field" (a dry lake bed lined with bushes and twigs) I pulled out my 4x5 camera and took some pictures of the place. This picture has a very distinct look because it was shot on film (yes, yes, some people still use this thing…). Shooting with film, much attention is given to every detail- getting the best texture out of the mud, placing the bush right in place (which I loved- it looks like a small scale tree) and creating the ethereal bokeh in the background.