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twilight in the desert

No desktop for now, I don’t have time this morning to get all of the files ready but I did want to share something new as I continued traveling. This was from White Sands national monument in New Mexico. The sun had left the sky and we were wandering the dunes taking wonderful dark photos in the dim light of the beautiful afterglow of the desert in twilight. It was a wonderful day despite the fact that I had only slept for three hours in a parking lot the night before and driven all day to get there. Im very much looking forward to the rest of this trip, I can’t wait to see what else we discover.


  1. Paul Anthony Webb - October 29, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    The sky looks brilliant here! It blends with the foreground so well. Hmpf … and I’m in a boring old suburb.

  2. Lauren - October 29, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Absolutely incredible… I love those soft but intense colors…

  3. Craig - October 30, 2010 at 3:55 am

    Any special filters ?

  4. CK Kim - October 30, 2010 at 5:52 am

    This picture is so touching!
    I hope that I can put this picture on my desktop. :)

  5. john - October 30, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Thanks guys, I will surely add this in a small pack of photos from this area that I have in the coming weeks.

    Craig, nope no special filters. Other than pushing the mid range of brightness up about one stop this shot was straight off the camera.

    The only reason I brightened it up a little was because I had to shoot a bit darker due to the fact I was shooting in a dark environment without my tripod.

  6. Neil - October 30, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    If this shot is not made into a desktop I will weep like a schoolgirl.

  7. Anonymous - October 31, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Brilliant shot! I too would weep like a schoolgirl if this shot is not made into a desktop.

  8. Jorge Quinteros - October 31, 2010 at 2:26 am

    You’re looking forward to the rest of the trip as much as we’re looking forward to all the photographs that will result from it. This particular photo reminds me a scene you would see on one of my favorite tv travel show, No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain.

  9. carlos cabezas - October 31, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Totally Amazing,.. !!! Thanks John….. don’t stop…..

  10. Linus - October 31, 2010 at 10:20 am

    One of the most awesome shots I have ever seen.

  11. Carlos - November 3, 2010 at 1:45 am

    Wow! I can’t wait for the desktop.

  12. Jorge - November 4, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Thanks for your photos! We appreciate your effort on sharing your great pictures in the form of wallpapers that make our days more colorful and happy.

    If there is something we can do for you, just let us know.



  13. Jonas F - November 4, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Waiting for the desktop, too.
    Very nice!

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  15. Bianca - November 9, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Dying for the desktop. Really captivating photo.

  16. Maced 2 - November 20, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Waiting for the desktop :0

    Thanks for sharing

  17. Fan of 50FS - December 20, 2010 at 4:59 am

    Great picture of Muad’Dib!

  18. john - January 3, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Anyone still checking here will be happy to know that this has been made into a desktop wallpaper image! You can find it here: https://fiftyfootshadows.net/2010/12/28/white-sands-pack/

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