There are many reasons why shooting landscape photography in Death Valley is so challenging. Of course, one has to deal with the sun, the wind and the sand.
But the trickiest part to me was to find a great composition with those bright blue skies. I haven't seen a single cloud in over a week there, and since there's nothing more boring than a blue sky, I needed to find a different backdrop for my images.
My 70-200mm lens helped me focus on the dunes with the purple mountain in the background, making this image much more interesting!