Knife-edge on top of a 600 ft high dune - the wind is blowing from left to right - Dec 08

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Comments (4)

michael habla on March 24, 2010

wonderful shot.

best regards


MaxFarrar on March 24, 2010

Thanks Michael. In the winter the Sand Mountain seems to be fairly deserted and beautiful. In the summer I'm not sure. It's quite a trek to the top, given that the campground where you start is at an altitude of 4085 ft (according to G-E), and it's two steps up and one back. But I was determined to do it. In G-E its terrain is well modeled. You ought to try viewing it obliquely.

not1word on March 28, 2010

I like this one, too, Max. The additional waves on the one side are a neat bit.

MaxFarrar on March 29, 2010

Thanks N1w: And for your comments on the other photos as well. Yes, it was a trip (you can tell what era I'm from) walking along the top of the dune once I'd struggled up there. I really enjoyed that hike. Sand dunes all over the world have a facination for people because of their surrealistic quality, I think. That's why you see all those pictures of camel caravans plodding across the horizon in movies and ads.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 23, 2010
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    by MaxFarrar
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P5100
    • Taken on 2008/12/02 18:49:44
    • Exposure: 0.004s
    • Focal Length: 10.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.30 EV
    • No flash