If you ever want to see the desert come alive just spend some time there at night. This is true in relation to wildlife activity and finding a new take on landscape subjects. We are diurnal by nature so it is very easy to look past what unique lighting can be found at night. The desert offers so many great subjects rich textures, wildlife, expansive landscapes, unique plant life, etc. and all of it looks completely new after the sun sets.
When I’m not exploring under the light of the moon I’m apparently taking photos of my tent. Well you might think that from the photo above, but this was the last photo of the day before I hit the sack. Below is a photo more exemplary of my efforts in the dark. By day the sand is pure white and by night it’s a lunar gray. Again the change in color highlights the unique qualities of the white sand at White Sands National Monument, it reflects the available light. White by day, orange-red at sunset, turquoise at dusk and cool lunar gray at night. Truly a feast for the eyes and a great place to explore & hone ones creative eye. I’ll be heading back in the fall to hold a very small White Sands National Monument photo tour. If you’re interested in joining me at White Sands or on my Death Valley photo tour check for details on my Photo Tour page.
[tags]photography, photo tour, White Sands National Monument, Death Valley, National Park, stock photo, fine art[/tags]