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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

Shot Notes:
Velvia 50 6x17, 105mm lens
30 seconds at f32, polarizing filter

Tuesday morning’s sunrise in Rocky Mountain National Park.  I keep returning to this section of trail, watching the unique sunrises during different weather conditions.  The panoramic format was fun to compose with here.  I can’t wait until March when the snow gets even deeper and the sun rises further north over a big wide valley.

Shot Notes:

Ektar 100 6x17, 105mm lens
½ second at f22, center spot ND filter

It’s absolutely amazing to walk down the many trails that weave through the redwoods. Standing among these giants is such a calming experience, and the views are incredible whether you’re looking across through the massive trunks or up hundreds of feet to the tops of the trees.

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, California - August 2015

Shot notes:

Provia 100f 6x17, 105mm lens
8 seconds at f45, center spot ND filter