White Sands

One of my favorite locations to photograph is White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, with the largest gypsum dune field in the world.  This is a place where graphic designs of form and texture jump out at you in early and late light.  Budget concerns have unfortunately restricted normal visitation hours, but early entry is possible through an additional fee, which is well worth paying.  Earlier this year I was there with my friends Jack Dykinga and Justin Black, conducting a landscape workshop.


Yucca at sunset, White Sands National Monument.


Dunes and shadows, White Sands National Monument.

Dunes and shadows, White Sands National Monument.


  1. Posted May 12, 2014 at 10:36 pm by Juan Carlos Vindas | Permalink

    Very nice compositions on both images. Love the horizon line high in the frame and the nice textures and light. Heck, I was missing your posts!

  2. Posted May 14, 2014 at 9:43 am by Bob | Permalink

    Really nice. I’ve never been but it looks like a must.

  3. Posted May 17, 2014 at 3:45 pm by Nancy | Permalink

    Absolutely lovely! Photographed them many years ago. It’s time to go back and do it again. I love the simplicity of the dunes and as always you have captured them beautifully.

  4. Posted May 20, 2014 at 6:14 am by Wayne Nelson | Permalink

    One of my favorite locations on earth. It was your images that inspired me to go there. Those above are brilliant!