State/Province/Region
NM
Country
US
Nearest Area
White Sands National Monument
Town
White Sands
Description

Corduroy White Sands National Park reminds me of walking across corduroy at times. The soft sand on the windward side of the dunes is only an inch or two deep over vast areas of harder pack gypsum. Taking advantage of this allowed me to cover large areas. Please excuse for the self portrait. I don't like having pictures taken of myself. I was the only one around. Even if I had someone it would have taken too long to explain where I needed them in the composition and that I wanted "broad lighting" on their face. Broad lighting dictates having two thirds of the face in key light. In this case, the sun was my key light. To me, at White Sands, the light seems broad across the sand dunes in the late afternoon. That is, the light on the ripples is covering almost twice that of the shadowed areas. it's the opposite, or "short lighting", in the morning. The light was changing rapidly and I only had one shot at it before I needed to move on.

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Date Added
March 30, 2014
Date Taken
March 30, 2014