White Sands NM sunset
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Sneakyracer
Registered: Mar 24, 2004
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Hi, I am staying in El Paso, TX for a few days and decided to drive the 85miles to WHite Sands yesterday afternoon. It got cloudy during the day so I though there would be some nice color. When I got there it was way too cloudy to the west I though and and as sunset approached I though it was going to be a dud. I have never been to the place and did not know where to go. I founf a few good spots after quite a bit of walking from the road. I snapped a few pics but the light was pretty flat. I decided to start walking to the car since it was parked far away and I did not have a flashlight. I walked a few hundred feet when boom the sky just exploded! It started turning a fiery red even though the sun was nowhere to be seen. OMG. I was caught out of position a bit but tried to make the best of it. (last image)



harshaj1
Registered: Mar 13, 2004
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Three great shots. I like all of them especially 1 and 3.
Harsha



Genes Home
Registered: Mar 12, 2008
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#3 is a winner!

It looks lamost like a fine art painting.........great work.

Gene



Tuan Le
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You've got a fine set of images from the outing. The unexpected color explosion usually sets me off on a frantic (and probably comedic as seen by others) search for a composition.



CarlG
Registered: Mar 12, 2002
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Love these but first one is my pick!



gtg844f
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First one is plain clean sweet!!



fcomisar
Registered: Aug 30, 2008
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All three are extremely nice.



Steady Hand
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I enjoyed seeing these photos....AND the backstory too.



marcy45
Registered: Jan 31, 2010
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just lovely shots - really like the simplicity of the 1st one



Jred
Registered: Dec 14, 2009
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Nice set. The first one is my fave.

John



astro-ep
Registered: Oct 07, 2009
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Great shots! I drive by there often, as I also live in El Paso.

Eric



Sneakyracer
Registered: Mar 24, 2004
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astro-ep wrote:
Great shots! I drive by there often, as I also live in El Paso.

Eric

Thx!

I might be moving to El Paso soon with my wife.



teked
Registered: Sep 06, 2006
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Sneakyracer wrote:
I might be moving to El Paso soon with my wife.


Glad you decided to take her with you.

All lovely images, Kenneth. The soft colors work very well here. Might prefer to have the main subjects a tad off center in the first two.

Cheers,
Ed



gordon l
Registered: Aug 17, 2005
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Very surreal atmosphere in #1. That's my favorite.



sbruno
Registered: May 28, 2006
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I also like 1 and 3. Both very unique and serene. Ahhhh.....



sridhar_125
Registered: Jan 18, 2005
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Great set ! 1 and 3 are my picks...You should frame 3.



voltaire
Registered: Feb 27, 2005
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1 and 3 are my favorites. Beautiful shots--composition and colors are top notch.



Charlie Shugart
Registered: Feb 06, 2007
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Like the others, I prefer #1 and #3- they are really excellent.
Too bad painters can't capture such delicate colors .
Charlie



CDalessandro
Registered: Jan 11, 2008
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Amazing place and you captured it beautifully.

Carolyn



Sneakyracer
Registered: Mar 24, 2004
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Thx!

Weird thing is I had very little time to do anything. Its a big place and it takes a while to get it all in and figure out where the best shots are. I could not do a scouting so I went straight for the sunset.