After a sandstorm or just a little blow, the roads at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico need plowed regularly
Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
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The low, smooth white sand dunes are contrasted in size and appearance by the jagged rock of the San Andres Mountains. But also the sand dunes are contrasted between light and dark by their wind-blown curves.
White Sands National Monument, New Mexico
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There’s nothing special about this photograph, no amazing elements, no dramatic effects, no eye-popping subject but when I see this picture my eyes and my heart are drawn into it. The yellow bushes pop out and scream “warmth”. When I took this photo I had recently left the cold, damp northeast for a month in the southwest. What I noticed about the desert landscape is its ability to warm you to the core and melt all stresses trapped in the body.
Great Dunes wasn’t my favorite nor was there anything particularly remarkable about this photo but I can’t help but be drawn into its landscape.
Great Dunes National Park, Colorado
Photography is an act of love; love for the art and love for the subject. Photographs don’t just capture a moment in time or a place in time but the heart of the capturer; their perspective. Photographers endeavor to evoke feeling, a longing to be transported into the photograph.
When you see a beautiful photograph of a colorful sunset, what do you notice? The colors, the contrasts, the subject? My daughter sent me a postcard of a colorful red sunset with reflections dancing over the ocean with palm trees contrasting the colorful play on the water. I was captured I was in the moment of this magnificent view.
Gaze at this photograph for a moment. What do you see? Feel? What are the details? What is the subject? Let your eyes take a step back. What do you see? What do you think is there just outside the borders of the photograph, more of the same or something drastically different?
Photography isn’t just art, its transformative abilities create love of place, it draws you into its sadness or joy, into the heart of the subject.
Over the next few days I will post a few photographs that still transport my heart and soul to another place.
Different Takes on the same landscape
Something a little different
A little more of the same
Sand Sledders, a little different take on the same landscape
All photos were taken at White Sands National Monument, New Mexico
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My sledding trail; Alkali Flat Trail, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico
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