Tuesday, December 04, 2018

The Southwestern Sojourn - Day 7: Dunes, Dunes and more Dunes plus a Sunset

I was so impressed with the sights at the White Sands National Monument that I stayed another day and visited the park again.

Hiked several miles, deeper into the dunes than yesterday, seeking that perfect formation of white sand coupled with the right light.

I saw many dunes, too many caught my eye as you can see below.

 I parked Scarlett next to the entrance to the lot called 
West Filming area, thinking there'd be some nice dunes.
(I think it's just a special lot for film crews)

Man, way too many pictures of dunes, I think I'll be good with such for a while now.

I returned back to the campsite by Lake Holloman, just about 4 miles away by way of US70.

The time then came for what turned out to be a pretty gorgeous sunset.  The good colors didn't come out till after the sun had set behind the mountains to the west of course.

 Yep, that's my view from the campsite.
Not too shabby.

 Closer look at the Organ Mountains.

Even the last glowing lights were superb tonight,
I used a tripod and long exposures of course to 
capture them with an ISO of 100 for post-processing.

Speaking of post-processing, not much to do besides eliminating dust spots!  Mother Nature made capturing a nice sunset pretty easy tonight.

Tomorrow, I think I'll start heading towards Tucson, AZ.


RichardM said...

The sand is so brilliant white. It really does look like wind blown snow...

dom chang said...

I should have worn my sunglasses, was feeling a bit snow-blinded at the end.

SonjaM said...

Blinding! I needed to wear sunglasses while looking at your photos, Dom. You need to sell your pics. They are marvellous.

dom chang said...

Thanks SonjaM, I should have worn sunglasses! As to selling, one has to find buyers first. :)