It’s still hard to believe the colors that appear during a sunset at White Sands. The bright white sand reflects all the hues of the sky, making the entire landscape look surreal and otherworldly as the sun dips below the horizon. Using the new panoramic camera I finally got an image that captured the entire event from the deep blues and purples of twilight on the left to the explosive yellows and reds of sunset on the right. Even the silhouetted Organ mountains in the distance took on a unique color.
I was incredibly excited about this image as I watched the sunset happen. Only one piece of film came out with all the elements that I wanted, as the colors started to fade from the clouds during a second exposure of this scene. I’m glad it came out perfectly!
White Sands National Monument, New Mexico - March 2015
Velvia 50 6x17, 105mm lens
30 seconds at f32, polarizing filter