Early one morning in August 2008, I received a phone call from a film producer looking for someone to scout Dumont Dunes for an upcoming commercial shoot. After 3.5 hours of driving to the edge of Death Valley, I arrived at the dunes and was simply blown away by its expansive magnitude. Standing over 450 feet tall, one-mile wide, and stretching for 4 miles, it's truly breathtaking and awe-inspiring. A sign near the dunes states that the 7 billion cubic feet of sand is enough to build a road 40 feet wide by 6 inches high and would stretch around the earth at the equator nearly three times. For the next three hours, I nervously hiked and shot the dunes alone, in complete and deafening silence, without any cell phone service and limited water, in 120ºF heat. It was intimidating, eerie, and more than a little scary (especially when the soles of my boots melted off!), but once I finally found this perspective, I instantly knew it was the shot of the day, hence the title, Dumont Master.
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