Jul 4, 2010

Moon Walk on White Dunes

Movement of the Dunes
Focal length: 47mm
Shutter speed: 1/50
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/20

The title says it all. It was a beautiful day at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. White sands with distant blue mountains and beautiful puffy clouds on a blue sky, rainbows, lightning storm and an almost full moon rising..it really made me feel like i was on another planet or on the moon.
On our way to Texas from San Diego we decided to stay at Las Cruces, NM and spend a day at White Sands. It was beautiful day...hot (b/c its still in the desert)...but beautiful. The park was small so not many trails but it was out of this world kind of experience. I say this because it feels like you might be walking on the Moon. And to put more funk...NASA have their missile test range close by. Definitely a must visit place...i hope i get to go again! Enjoy the pictures!

Standing Still
Focal length: 58mm
Shutter speed: 1/1250
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/7.1

Driftwood
Focal length: 24mm
Shutter speed: 1/250
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/22

Blue Mountain Majesty
Focal length: 105mm
Shutter speed: 0.8
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/22

Moon Rise over the Dunes
Focal length: 105mm
Shutter speed: 1/2
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/22

Bleached Earless Lizard
Focal length: 105mm
Shutter speed: 1/320
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/7.1

A Clear Reflection
Focal length: 40mm
Shutter speed: 1/160
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/20

6 comments:

Srividya said...

OMG this is totally out of this world! Such a beautiful place and equally great photos

srikanthkris said...

Awesome simply beautiful..

மீனாட்சி சுந்தரம் said...

Fabulous work, are the sands really white or off white?

Pavithra Meera said...

@ all thanks guys! The sands where def white. :)

Prashanth(MSP) said...

beautiful snaps ... loved the driftwood and bleached lizard!

Pooja/Blue Lotus Photography DC said...

These photos on the dunes are amazing. The one wit the lizard was fantastic - great set. Thanks so much for sharing.