White Sands

CornflakeCornflake Major grinsPosts: 2,480Registered Users Major grins

I was recently there for the first time. What a wonderful place! I had a very clear idea of how I wanted to photograph it. Whether it was a good idea or not is debatable. :)







  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 18,909Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator
    edited March 10, 2018

    Stunning set, Don. #2 is probably my favorite but they're all wonderful. Definitely a good idea.

  • fotoperamorefotoperamore ItalyPosts: 17Registered Users Big grins

    I particularly like the first, because it's more abstract than others (And the subject is nature, abstract nature is my favourite game)

    Giovanni Casetti - Trento - North of Italy
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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,480Registered Users Major grins

    Richard, Giovanni, thank you very much.

    Richard, number 2 is the only one taken with a wide-angle lens from up close. On the rest I had to use longer focal lengths to exclude unwanted distractions. I'm happy with all of them but I'm reminded that shooting from nearby with a wide-angle lens, when possible, pulls the viewer into the photo more.

  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 12,352Super Moderators moderator

    These are wonderful. My favorite of the set is # 1.

    Your comment on the wide angle lens reminds me of how special wide angle shots can be - and you're right, distractions definitely jump in.

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,613Registered Users Major grins

    Bravo Don! #2, #3 and #4 are special!!

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,480Registered Users Major grins

    Denise and Taz, thanks. I think almost any landscape photographer would enjoy the place, although it takes some work to find a spot that isn't covered in footprints.

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,644Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 10, 2018

    Great set.
    My favorite is 1, I like the smoothness of the curves. I think 4 and 5 would benefit if you cropped the bottom somewhat, a 16:9 format perhaps?

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,480Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks for the feedback, Cristobal. I debated whether to crop both of those--maybe not long enough!

  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattlePosts: 1,116Registered Users Major grins

    Great set Don! Hard to pick a favorite.


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  • JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grins MauiPosts: 885Registered Users Major grins

    I too cannot choose a favorite, but you definitely nailed it. Beautiful set!

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,480Registered Users Major grins

    JonaBeth and Phil, thanks. The place moved me and I'm glad if I captured some of that.

  • kurzvorzwoelfkurzvorzwoelf Stuttgart, GermanyPosts: 237Registered Users Major grins

    These are just wow. All are great pictures, and as others stated, it's hard to pick a favorite - but number 3 is just so surreal, superb!

    Thank you for sharing.

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  • toragstorags Major grins Posts: 4,333Registered Users Major grins

    Very nice Corny

    Indeed.. footprints are the curse of the dunes... although sometimes....

    Personally I like the texture of #2

    Nice work

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,480Registered Users Major grins

    Many thanks, guys.

  • kdogkdog artistically challenged San Jose, CAPosts: 11,493Administrators moderator

    These are cool, Don. I like the processing and minimalism.

  • cendrinemediacendrinemedia Winnipeg, CanadaPosts: 50Registered Users Big grins

    My goodness, this is amazing! Composition is incredible.

    Cendrine Marrouat
    Nature, B&W and closeup photography: https://www.cendrinemedia.com

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,480Registered Users Major grins

    Joel, Cendrine, I sincerely appreciate the comments.

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