White Sands National Park, New Mexico (NM), USA

New Images: New Mexico

Today we are posting a few of our recently processed images. We try to make sure we process images right after a trip, but with our busy schedules, that’s not always possible. We took these shots during our recent trip to New Mexico.

This shot of a leaf was taken in the morning. The leaf provides a point of interest against the smooth, rippling sand. Small details like these are everywhere – so when you are out there shooting, be sure to search them out. Sometimes it’s tough to see the details when your focus is on the big picture.

A minimalistic shot of the dunes under a soft, sky. Scattered light works well for a subtle photo like this one – taken on top of a beautiful, curving dune! When the light isn’t what you’d hoped for, get creative! Heavily overcast skies cast a bluish light. Work with it to create minimalistic compositions, detail shots, or black and white conversions!

The grasses between the dunes cut circles in the sand as they moved in the breeze. It’s another subtle shot, with an interesting twist.

We also spent some time photographing birds at the Bosque del Apache Wildlife Preserve. We drove the roads through the park, looking for the best spot to shoot. We pulled up near a flock of cranes that were feeding and dancing at the edge of a field. As the sun sank lower in the sky, the birds began to lift off – a few at a time. They flew directly over our head! We spent about 45 minutes tracking the birds through our lenses and firing off a series of images every time a group flew by. We don’t claim to be very good wildlife photographers – but it’s hard to miss when you have so many chances to get it right! Here is just one of the many shots of the beautiful cranes of Bosque del Apache.

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    • Varina Patel
      Varina Patel says:

      Bonjour Philippe,
      Je vous remercie pour vos aimables commentaires. White Sands really is a beautiful place, isn’t it? Where are you from in France? We stayed in the tiny village of Leuye – Northeast of Lyon – for about three months in 2006. I would love to return someday! The French countryside is absolutely beautiful!
      Varina

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