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Colorado sand dunes (see also info on my other page) are as beautiful in January as any other time of the year. And winter perhaps best brings out their special high-altitude character.

I left Boulder feeling not so well around 5 in the morning. When I arrived at the dunes later that afternoon, I was greeted by high winds blowing around a snow and sand mix. I hurried up the dunes so I would have time to set up some nice low light shots. When I finally reached the top of the dunes, the conditions were such that I was almost afraid to take my camera out of the bag. I still pulled off a few shots before retiring to a motel in Alamosa. I got sick for real overnight, and the next day I only had enough energy to shoot from around the park road. Broncos lost to Baltimore Ravens in the AFC wild card game that same day. And to top it off, I ended up sick all next week to the point of not being able to get out of bed.

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Deer Electricity Entering the wintry dunes Fellow photographers Sand and snow Wind sculpture of snow and sand
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Vastness Tracks Tracks Tracks Shapes Two worlds
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Two worlds Ripples Sandy landscape Sandy landscape Last light Last light
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San Luis Valley Sangre de Cristo Range Sangre de Cristo Range Tree and Mt. Blanca Tree and Mt. Blanca Dunes
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Bird Midday scene Winter day Curves and shadows Curves and shadows Snow and dunes
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Mountains and dunes Mountains and dunes Mountains and dunes Mountains and dunes Ridges Peaking out
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Mountains Just another shot Low light on the dunes Geometry of nature Sunset scene The very last light


Last updated: January 31, 2004
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