It's fascinating how the ridged sand smooths out on the inside of this bowl, and the change from blue shadows to yellow highlights is really beautiful. From this perspective, the distance certainly looks a long way off, yet still very clear.
Are you facing north/south? Is that the reason for your unusual title?
Thanks for your nice comments, Ryan. I really appreciate it. The ripples remind me of a type of dune referred to as linear or longitudinal dune in miniature. If you look on the imagery, you'll see that the dunes I took the photo from are crescent-shaped parabolic dunes. I thought it was cool that there were really two in one.
Also the name "White Sands" is somewhat of misnomer, because the 'sand' is not really sand, but gypsum (CaSO4·2H2O), which is much more soluable in water, and has very different properties than the normal silica sand. There are only a few gypsum deserts on the planet. White Sands is the largest.
that to say this pict ?
what it is beautiful?
it is more than that: wonderful.
I decern a big yellow star!!!
Congratulations _ Sylvain_
Truly breathtaking. If it weren't for the dry plants (and the New Mexico tag) I would probably have thought this was a very fantastic and curious snowy landscape. Anyway, it's a really wonderful photo.
Thanks for sharing!
Simply amazing Eve !!! Yellow Star from me :-) Happy Easter I wish to you, Tamás
A great shot of an amazing place!! ~ greetings
Now that I'm back from the great Southwest, I can take time to look. And what a thing this is to greet me. Simply wonderful, Eve, this sculpted, contoured, magical landscape!
I've wanted to visit this place, I wonder if it turns orange in the sunset...
YS for this marvellous photo, Eve! Received just at the correct time, so that the character of the landscape comes to the validity well! And it is for the astonishment! I could not imagine, that there is a desert landscape with snow-white sand dunes of pure gypsum! That is certain only possible, because the area is very dry.
Greetings of Vienna, Manfred
Beautiful shot Eve ! Congrat !
Impressive shot, Eve. I can almost feel the texture and hear the morning silence here. Good lighting and framing too. This must be a fascinating place to see and be.
Wow -- great new series!! Yellow star for sure.
Beautiful ,wonderful,nice ,Y.S. Marita
...fantastic shot from a great landscape!
Greetings from Germany, Andrea
Beautiful shot Eve.You made the most of the absence of flowers. There is so much to see in the American Southwest, I am adding this place to my list. Congratulations.
An amazing landscape captured in an amazing shot!
Thanks for sharing, YS 4 this one!
Greetings from Slovenia!
Bellissima!!! Sembra neve!!!
very nice. good composition
troppo gentile......la TUA è una galleria fantastica ed io non mi stancherò mai di guardarla...ciaoooo
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Photo taken in White Sands National Monument, Alamogordo, NM
Misplaced? Suggest new location