One of the more iconic aspects of New Mexico, almost no matter where you are in the state, are the amazing clouds that take shape. This photo best exemplifies how these beautiful clouds can enhance the already amazing landscape of White Sands National Monument.
Canon 1Ds Mark III, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM, f/13, 1/125 sec, ISO 200, Gitzo tripod
Unlike my previous post Yucca Shadow – White Sands National Monument this photo takes on a more classic view of the iconic Soaptree Yucca (Yucca elata) plants that dot the landscape. Late afternoon light provided side lighting to enhance the texture of the beautiful White Sand and add depth to the clouds. Unfortunately these clouds didn’t hang around long, but they were mesmerizing while they lasted.
[tags]Landscape, Photography, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, Nature, stock photo, fine art, Soaptree Yucca, Yucca elata[/tags]