Sand Dunes and the Desert - dojulander
Sand Dunes at Sunset, Death Valley National Park, California:<br />
With a spring storm covering the afternoon sky, my daughter, Kellie, and I hiked for over three hours through these Death Valley sand dunes with the optimistic hope of capturing the beauty of this desert.  After finding this picturesque scene, we waited and watched as the sun set below the cloud line lighting up the dunes.  In less than 10 minutes the light was gone leaving a wonderful memory and this image of the beautiful dunes.

Sand Dunes After Sunset, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico:
Too many photographers believe that photography stops when the sun goes down. I took this long exposure image well after the sun had gone down as Danielle and I were hiking back to the car. The white sand of the Monument continued to be illuminated by the twilight sky just enough to allow the shot.

SandDunesAfterSunsetWhite Sands National MonumentNew Mexico