Death Valley – Artists Palette

Artists Palette seemed to be a favorite of the group and particularly of the instructors.  Annette, too, seemed to love the place.  Each of them seemed to remark about the beauty of the multi-hued dirt soil.  But for me, we were taking pictures of piles of dirt.  Beauty, as they say, is in the eye of the beholder.

To be fair, the dirt did have some interesting colors that are not seen back home.  The turquoise, the pinks, the various shades of brown and black.
This first image is meant to show those various shades and colors.

This second image is one of my first experiments with B&W on this trip.  I think the mountains look much more majestic and timeless in black and white.  What do you think?