My images from the trip to New Mexico with Eric are finally on the master disk and cataloged in Lightroom. I had not even really looked at the images from White Sands National Monument so I scrolled down and found a couple that I like. I’m torn between the color and black-white versions of these images but thought I’d start with the BW ones.
White Sands is an amazing place. Eric and I got there during an epic wind storm and my images from the afternoon and evening shoot show it. Even mounted on a firm tripod and weighted down with a pack the camera vibrated. While the images are not critically sharp they are “serviceable”. The images posted in this blog entry were taken the next morning. Eric and I were the first ones at the gate and waited for the guy with the key to let us in… all the time watching the light get brighter and the sun get higher. Once we got in we parked and set off to the west in search of photo compositions. The winds the night before had nicely swept all the footprints from the dunes and we had an open canvas from which to choose. The winds were light to calm, I was in beautiful light at a beautiful place with a good friend who kept me pacing and shooting. Many, many more images to come from this trip. Please stay tuned.