Edition Size: 100 Signed & Numbered Prints
Location: Badwater Basin, Death Valley, USA

Having become aware of the amazing patterned salt plains of Badwater Basin some time ago I have been very keen to make the trip there and photograph this incredible scene for myself. Finally in September 2019 all the elements came together and I spent an awesome afternoon photographing in Death Valley finishing up at Badwater Basin for dusk. The basin itself is the lowest point in North America at 282 feet / 86 meters below sea level and it is staggering to think that at one time this was below the ocean. Today Badwater Basin is an absolutely stunning lace which quite literally had me feeling like I had stepped into an alien landscape or similar – another photographer commented that he half expected to see a giant mammoth stride out in front of us. I could not have been more fortunate with the brilliant clear autumn day and once the sun actually set over the horizon the entire basin seemed to glow with stunning dusk light for just a few short moments. That was when I shot this photograph while taking in the incredible scene.



Limited Edition Artworks

A Richard Hume Limited Edition Print is the culmination of an exacting process perfected over many years and designed with the single aim of producing the most stunning photographic artworks available.

This process includes incredibly high-resolution image capture utilising some of the world’s best film and digital camera systems, a post production process designed to ensure what is presented in print output is what Richard saw while taking the photograph, and a commitment to the world’s finest museum grade fine-art archival printing and framing standards.


The ultimate outcome is an exceptional artwork that will complete your living space and last through generations.

Every Limited Edition Print is produced by Richard personally to his own exacting standards. Additionally each print is produced individually to order and strictly limited to its edition size – when a print series is sold out no additional print will ever be produced.

Only when I am completely satisfied do I personally sign and number an individual print. 


The print is then registered and a personally signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity issued for it.

I work with clients all over New Zealand and around the world, with a very personalised service designed to create an exceptional artwork for your space.