A few weeks ago, I got to shuttle myself out to Death Valley National Park for the Super Bloom. Unfortunately I had to be there President’s Day weekend. That’s simply how life works sometimes. I had to accept that it was going to be crowded and still just a bit before the peak of the wildflower season. Given the rarity of this event, I couldn’t afford to be picky so I took the opportunity as it presented itself.
So I bet you’re expecting to see lots of flower shots, huh?
The super bloom ended up being a footnote in terms of satisfying images. The crowds, wind, and haze made flower shots really difficult. But being there was astounding even if my resulting images don’t reflect the epic nature of this year’s wildflower display.
Instead of staying frustrated with my inability to capture the glory of the super bloom, I got into full-dork mode on infrared and historical photography in Rhyolite and Titus Canyon.
With that, here’s a little slideshow of my whirlwind trip to Death Valley for the Super Bloom. Enjoy!
Find more of my work from Death Valley on Zenfolio and Society6!
Adventure on, friends!
Your photos are great! We caught the super bloom last spring (two super blooms in a row during a drought — weird). It was lovely!
It’s quite an amazing thing to see such a “desolate” places so alive, yes?
Death Valley is extraordinary!
Erika Alc says
I just came back from a camp trip at DVNP where we caught some of the super bloom in the valley. We had to work with different angles to capture the fullness of the flowers, but ultimately we left with less than ideal shots. On our way out we encountered a thicker super bloom just before Ash Meadows NWR. I enjoyed your video; it makes me miss the area.
It’s no easy task to capture it! I was happy to see it too, even though my shots were not what I’d hoped for.
Very nice. Really like some of the ‘artsy’ photo’s of the truck. Sounds like it was a great trip.
Thank you. It’s fun to experiment with “artsy” shots. Sadly, most just end up looking lame but a few turn out pretty nice. 😛
It was a fabulous trip. Death Valley never disappoints!