Desert Rain – Sarah Lindeman

Desert Rain

Sarah Lindeman – Photograph, 2016

This photo was taken in Death Valley, CA, where it seldom rains – there were a total of 1.4 inches of precipitation in the entire year in 2016, when this photo was taken. I was only there for three days, yet during that time it rained. This photo was taken right after the rainstorm, as seen by the cloud in the upper right corner of the frame. I took this photo with a digital camera and a pink filter to emphasize the dream-like landscape. This photo evokes a sense of inevitability, with the winding path and the looming mountains converging out of frame. This piece is all about contrast: there can be life in Death Valley, there can be a path in the wilderness, and there can be rain in the desert.