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Big Dune is quite the place. Located about a couple of miles off the highway in Nevada, you first see it way off in the distance. But it's charm become apparent as you arrive at Big Dune. And this work of art is My Photograph of the Day!
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A black and white treatment of BIg Dune in Nevada.

Driving along Nevada state route 95 heading towards Beatty, one can see off in the distance on the left a series of seeming large sand dunes. These are the dunes called “Big Dune.”

There are a number of sand dunes that surround a large central dune, hence the name. It can be reached after a two mile or so ride down a dusty dirt road, full of sandy potholes.

The day that I arrived to photograph the area the wind was howling. It was around 30 miles a hour with occasional gusts of 45. I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to capture anything with all the blowing sand.

I left my car and with my jacket (thankfully it had a hood), I headed towards the dunes. It was a slog, as walking in sand usually is, and I finally made it to the base of some of the dunes. I had envisioned capturing several dunes together; to give the sense of the expansiveness of the desert, and these dunes didn’t disappoint me.

I had decided that I couldn’t use my tripod or change lens due to the blowing wind, so all the photographs I took at Big Dune were all hand held. As I stood there bracing myself against the blowing sand, it was surrealistic, the blowing sand pelting my jacket with these grains of sand as if I was myself being sandblasted!

But in spite of the wind and the blowing sand, I still managed to create some wonderful prints. Of which this is one of my favorites. I love the sinuousness of the flowing sand from dune to dune, the shapes and the shadows are what attracted me to the dunes in the first place. And this art piece does that that sensuousness of the curves and the shadows.

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A little about me . . .

Back in 1982, my Air Force roommate was in desperate need of some cash, and he had a camera. And I was in the market for a camera as I had TDY (Temporary Duty) orders for Cyprus and was looking for a good camera to take with me. So over some beers and some negotiations with my roommate (and a few hundred dollars later), I found that I had become the owner of a brand spanking new Canon AE-1 camera with an assortment of lens, including a Canon 50mm, a 35mm lens, as well as a telephoto lens.

Fast forward to today, and I am now an owner of a Canon 5D Mark II (looking to upgrade, but can't decide on my next camera) and a bunch of Canon glass and I am primarily a landscape and travel photographer. Yea, that means that I get up before the sun rises and am out after the sun sets. Makes for interesting times!

Thank you for joining me on this photographic journey and hope to hear from you!

Peace,

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