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Alien Landscape

Great Sand Dunes DetailDuring a visit of many national parks in the mid-west of the USA one of them was (of course may I add?) Great Sand Dunes. Well great they certainly are. In fact, while walking to the top of them in dwindling light judging distances becomes nearly impossible. It was quite an experience, a bit eery, but impressive at the same time.

One of the particular things of these dunes is that the wind seems to be ever blowing, removing footsteps almost as fast as they are made. This leaves really cool and abstract possibilities of windblown sand-ridges combined with the fine detail of the sand. Layering these in a diagonal way I created this alien landscape. While it does not do justice to the beauty of the environment the sand dunes are located in, it breathes the weirdness of it very well. Alien, harsh, strong and seemingly everlasting.

Nikon D700, 70-200/2.8 VR

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