All The Time In The World

This one was taken at The Great Sands Dunes National Park in Colorado last October. This immediately became one of my favorite places on earth as soon as I visited. I will have to make a few more trips here, I think, as the dunes give so many possibilities of different shots. From close-ups of the patterns in the sand to views like this one that show the beautiful backdrop of The Sangre de Cristo mountain range as a backdrop.

 

The peaks of The Sangre de Cristo mountain range just beyond the dune field of The Great Sand Dunes - Colorado.

Photo Details:

Camera: Canon 5D Mark II

Lens: Canon EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

Settings: Bracketed Exposures @ f/22 for maximum depth of field, ISO 100, 16mm Focal Length

6 Bracketed exposures were combine using Photoshop layers and the resulting image was tweaked with a combination of OnOne’s Perfect Photo Suite and NIK software. Final adjustments were made in Lightroom. Used a Rocket Blower to remove the sand particles from my sensor…. I also have a black and white version of this shot here. Which do you like best?