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White Sands Sunset

White Sands Sunset

White Sands Sunset

This is the last image I made at White Sands on my last trip. The sun was barely above the horizon, and the soft golden light enveloped me in a wave of anticipation. The low angle of the setting sun gave the ripples on the dune a palpable texture.

I think this image does a good job of communicating the fickle nature of the dunes, and the uncertain fate of the life that exists there. One yucca is partially covered by the advancing dune, and another is completely buried except for the dead stalk of it’s blossoms. The exaggerated ripples across the face of the sand suggests the constant movement that is the essence of the dunes.

 

 

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4 responses

  1. Stunning. Simply Stunning.

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    November 7, 2009 at 4:24 pm

  2. Excellent compose! I like all your Desert Sand Photos, great work!

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    July 31, 2013 at 12:00 pm

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