white sands national monument, new mexico

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2/12/17

Good morning💗

Leaving New Mexico today…

My weird idea turned out to be really fun!Grateful I have friends who are just as weird and always willing to try. I LOVE sandboarding and will definitely do it again– and againandagainandagain!

Happy Sunday
Xx

Lightning rips through the sky over White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. Here, great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world’s largest gypsum dunefield. Photo courtesy of Donald Palansky. 

Long star trails stretch across the sky above our tent in White Sands during this 7 hour long exposure on film.  This park becomes incredibly quiet at night as they close the gates completely and only the few people who are willing to backpack into the dunes get to stay in the park.

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico - March 2015

Shot Notes:

Provia 100f 4x5, 75mm Super Angulon
7 hours at f8, no filters

Even with clear skies the dunes of White Sands turn incredible colors during twilight.  The deep blue and purple hues of Earth’s shadow can be seen rising above the dunes.

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico - March 2015

Shot Notes:

Velvia 100 4x5, 90mm Caltar Lens
15 seconds at f32, no filters