I stopped in White Sands National Monument in New Mexico as I worked my way back home from my trip down south. I left Big Bend National Park a day early because strong winds had moved in and filled the skies with dust. Looking at the forecast for the White Sands area, it looked much more promising with light winds and partly cloudy skies. When I arrived I found the forecast to be true although looking out towards the dunes you could see a haze. The gal at the front desk of the hotel told me that the high winds had come through there a couple of days before and it was just now settling down. On top of that, what clouds there were seemed to be dissipating fast. Grand scenic shots seemed out of the question. I decided that my best bet was just to focus on details. So I wandered around the dunes for a couple of days searching for interesting compositions. I have to say that at first I couldn’t get in the right frame of mind. After telling myself to slow down I was finally able to start seeing it. I spent almost an hour shooting this area of the dunes. The patterns were amazing.
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