Four days of hiking, photographing and exploring White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, I came away with very distinct impressions and those impressions inspired my images. Trying to sum up the totality of a first impression the very first word that came to mind was poetic. The rise and fall of the curves, the delicate light on pristine sculptured, scalloped striations. The intermingling of the delicate desert grasses and plant life. Cue the most exquisite color palette that ushers in just before the sun rises and just after it leaves. The composition becomes so much more than an image, it becomes poetry and you are audience.