Everyone says Death Valley is the hottest place on the plant. I beg to differ. On the morning when Mike Olbinski, Chris Frailey and I made the mile or so trek out to the Grandstand at Racetrack Playa it was a smooth 28 degrees with 30 mph winds blowing cold air down from the tops of the nearby 10,000′ mountains. Nevertheless, we had a great time and managed to even grab a few decent pictures. Here is one from the north end of the playa looking south toward the Grandstand with a 10 stop ND filter at sunrise.