Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, August 31, 2015

Great Sand Dunes

The main purpose of our little road trip was to visit Colorado's Great Sand Dunes National Park, less than 3 hours from where we live.
It's an impressive stretch of sand dunes as high as 750 feet (230 meters). The tiny dots near the top in the next photo are people.
They seem to stretch forever and are near high mountain peaks.
I love the light and shadow from the intermittent clouds as we climbed up the dunes.
You are allowed to hike into the dunes but it's very tiring.
It is usually windy in this park - this shot shows the sand blowing off the top of a dune.

17 comments:

  1. These are beautiful images, Al. They bring back memories of the years we spent in Namibia in the 90's and more recently in the Nubian Desert, North Africa. Enjoy your day/ Jo

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  2. What an amazing place and the sand dunes are awesome!! I grew up in a small town in Texas where there are similar sand dunes/hills and I was always amazed to find small water ponds in the middle of all that sand!! Superb captures for the day, as always, Al!! Have a great new week!!

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  3. This vast sandscape could be the Sahara Desert. The hills and dales are beautiful to see but feet sinking into the sand would certainly make walking there a challenge.

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  4. Impressive sand dunes and lovely photos!

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  5. Al ~ what a beautiful place and fantastic photography!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  6. Beautiful pictures .... We went there a few years ago and it is awe inspiring. ( not able to hike much there, probably needless to say).

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  7. They are fabulous photos. That one of the sand blowing around is amazing.

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  8. These are wonderful shots. Incredible landscape.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  9. Wow - a surreal and beautiful landscape!

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  10. Wow, I would like to visit that lovely place.....

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  11. White sand dunes! They are mesmerizing! Great pics.

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  12. I have a real thing for dunes and desert - it's like my brain can't quite comprehend it (despite watching hours of Dakar each year!!) Wonderful shots

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  13. Wow - those sand dunes are huge! I had no idea there was an area with so much sand right in the middle of Colorado!

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  14. Wow! Stunning, fantastic pictures and place, Al!
    Colorado's Great Sand Dunes National Park is really wonderful!
    You are lucky that this amazing place is less than 3 hours from where you live.
    Bravo!

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  15. I didn't know these dunes existed. I thought the Indiana Dunes State Park was unique--but I was wrong!

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