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© Robert Larrazolo
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A lone Soaptree Yucca Cactus pair deep in the vast barren sand dunes.Shot on 35MM film.White Sands National Monument.New Mexico,.USA

129 responses

  • Juan Estrada

    Juan Estrada gave props (20 Apr 2010):

    beautiful composed, the grian looks amazing

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (20 Apr 2010):

    Great title, great composition!

  • Paula Burgoon

    Paula Burgoon gave props (21 Apr 2010):

    fascinating - the grain is perfect

  • myan

    myan gave props (21 Apr 2010):

    beautiful & so serene! white sands is a gorgeous place! you've captured it well!

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (22 Apr 2010):


  • jen bellefleur

    jen bellefleur gave props (22 Apr 2010):

    they found each other!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (25 Apr 2010):

    Super shot!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (28 Apr 2010):

    Simple but beautiful!

  • Olga Bakalova

    Olga Bakalova said (2 May 2010):


  • Jean Roger

    Jean Roger said (3 May 2010):

    cool capture !!

  • Bruce Wendler

    Bruce Wendler gave props (5 May 2010):

    Great title

  • Meta Oset

    Meta Oset (Deleted) gave props (5 May 2010):

    Wonderful duo.

  • Carla Ardian

    Carla Ardian said (6 May 2010):

    lovely. simple but states the message.

  • Trevor Knapp

    Trevor Knapp said (6 May 2010):

    this is a shot and a half.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (8 May 2010):

    Cool find! Art is everywhere.

  • Bonnie King

    Bonnie King gave props (8 May 2010):

    this is very cool...I love the composition

  • Mickey Bo

    Mickey Bo said (18 May 2010):

    Terrific composition, beautifully stark.

  • Kai-Marie

    Kai-Marie (Deleted) gave props (18 May 2010):


  • Crystal Boatenreiter

    Crystal Boatenreiter gave props (18 May 2010):

    This is almost unrealy looking! Wonderful shot!

  • Julie V McKinney

    Julie V McKinney gave props (19 May 2010):


  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (19 May 2010):

    lovely treatment

  • Suzanne Arnold

    Suzanne Arnold (Deleted) gave props (20 May 2010):

    Love this; simple and love the angle of view.

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (20 May 2010):

    beautiful photo

  • Mitra Samadi

    Mitra Samadi gave props (20 May 2010):

    very beautiful and dreamy

  • Sarah Kim

    Sarah Kim gave props (20 May 2010):

    This is an amazing shot!

  • AWM Anisuzzaman Ujjal

    AWM Anisuzzaman Ujjal said (22 May 2010):

    Nice photo

  • Cheryl Dumcum

    Cheryl Dumcum gave props (4 Jun 2010):

    Love this shot!

  • Lisa "Chase" Patterson

    Lisa "Chase" Patterson gave props (17 Jun 2010):

    this reminds me of a woman's body with the trees signifying birth...this would have also been good for the juxtaposition contest..trees in the barren desert...ok I like it :)

  • herman vandecauter

    herman vandecauter (Deleted) gave props (17 Jun 2010):

    outstanding nice a favorite!

  • Kapil Shrotriya

    Kapil Shrotriya gave props (17 Jun 2010):

    nice composition

  • Nicolette de Joncaire

    Nicolette de Joncaire   gave props (18 Jun 2010):


  • Nadia Nixon

    Nadia Nixon said (18 Jun 2010):


  • Nichole Spayd

    Nichole Spayd gave props (25 Jun 2010):

    Love the noise.

  • Sally Olivier

    Sally Olivier gave props (26 Jun 2010):


  • Mickey Bo

    Mickey Bo said (1 Jul 2010):

    Love the solitude it expresses.

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (3 Jul 2010):

    Sweet shot!

  • Baylee Sharp

    Baylee Sharp (Deleted) gave props (6 Jul 2010):

    I really love this one.

  • Denise Sarazin

    Denise Sarazin (Deleted) gave props (8 Jul 2010):

    Beauty! And lovely contrast

  • Lisa Brown

    Lisa Brown said (8 Jul 2010):

    love this shot...simple and perfect.

  • Agnija

    Agnija said (12 Jul 2010): an old postcard :)..

  • Jay McIntyre

    Jay McIntyre gave props (12 Jul 2010):

    great composition.

  • Novak Nastasić

    Novak Nastasić gave props (18 Jul 2010):


  • Kathleen Shea

    Kathleen Shea gave props (20 Jul 2010):

    so beautiful....I could stare @ this for hours....

  • Lydia Chebbine

    Lydia Chebbine (Deleted) gave props (31 Jul 2010):

    Beautiful capture!

  • Denis Beauchamp

    Denis Beauchamp said (16 Aug 2010):

    Great composition. Beautiful shot.

  • Katie Scott

    Katie Scott (Deleted) said (16 Aug 2010):

    This is beautiful

  • sandra d'souza

    sandra d'souza gave props (27 Aug 2010):


  • J C

    J C (Deleted) gave props (8 Sep 2010):

    Surreal! Love the offset horizon with the vertical climbing to through the sky. Killer shot.

  • Anny Bee

    Anny Bee said (15 Sep 2010):


  • ana -maria

    ana -maria gave props (23 Sep 2010):

    simply beuatiful

  • Blake Lipthratt

    Blake Lipthratt said (23 Sep 2010):

    Very nice shot. Love the unique lighting conditions.

  • Ann Janbay

    Ann Janbay gave props (26 Sep 2010):

    outstanding :-)

  • Becky Heeley

    Becky Heeley gave props (24 Oct 2010):

    I like the grainy texture & the coloring,very nice,Great composition,fantastic shapes.

  • Jessica Andrews

    Jessica Andrews gave props (27 Oct 2010):


  • Lelio La Verde

    Lelio La Verde gave props (5 Nov 2010):

    excellent shot

  • Antonio Romero

    Antonio Romero gave props (6 Nov 2010):

    Beautiful composition

  • Veronica Toral-Granda

    Veronica Toral-Granda   said (10 Nov 2010):

    wonderful peaceful capture...

  • Sally Soberanes

    Sally Soberanes (Deleted) said (12 Nov 2010):

    This picture is beautiful and so is this place. Especially during a rain storm. =]

  • m fontaine

    m fontaine said (17 Nov 2010):

    Great Composition......well done!

  • Russ Wills

    Russ Wills gave props (19 Nov 2010):

    Excellent shot

  • Jade Lopes

    Jade Lopes said (2 Dec 2010):

    this is so dreamlike :)

  • billy billy

    billy billy said (11 Dec 2010):

    simply beautiful; incredible composition

  • Léa Bastien

    Léa Bastien (Deleted) gave props (16 Dec 2010):

    Amazing one, well composed

  • phObOs

    phObOs gave props (17 Dec 2010):

    What else to say... A perfect shot in all the possile ways.

  • simon Wells

    simon Wells gave props (20 Dec 2010):

    love it

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (26 Dec 2010):

    So simple, yet so wonderful!

  • gino di meglio

    gino di meglio gave props (28 Dec 2010):


  • Mandy Wetherhold

    Mandy Wetherhold gave props (23 Jan 2011):

    I like composition and the colors. Film definitely gives photos a unique look & I like it!

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (27 Jan 2011):


  • Robin Perkins

    Robin Perkins gave props (27 Jan 2011):

    very cool, got my vote.


    PINAKI SARKAR gave props (29 Jan 2011):

    great shot.voted

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (30 Jan 2011):

    Yeah I like it voted!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (31 Jan 2011):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Pablo Cabrera

    Pablo Cabrera said (5 Feb 2011):


  • Riccardo Forte

    Riccardo Forte said (6 Feb 2011):

    Very nice image. My vote.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (8 Feb 2011):

    My vote!!

  • Anusha Gurung

    Anusha Gurung (Deleted) gave props (10 Feb 2011):

    My favorite.

  • sandeep mishra

    sandeep mishra gave props (12 Feb 2011):


  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (14 Feb 2011):

    Brilliant and voted!!!!!!!

  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas (Deleted) gave props (16 Feb 2011):

    An interesting vote !!

  • Lilo Gerstenberg

    Lilo Gerstenberg gave props (19 Feb 2011):

    a wonerfuö clear shot.

  • Mag TY

    Mag TY gave props (21 Feb 2011):

    Excellent composition! Voted!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (25 Feb 2011):


  • MªTeresa Barreda Royo

    MªTeresa Barreda Royo gave props (26 Feb 2011):

    Excellent ...!! VOTED

  • Kraftaverk

    Kraftaverk (Deleted) gave props (4 Mar 2011):


  • Lêda Nardelli

    Lêda Nardelli gave props (5 Mar 2011):

    minimalist beauty...

  • PabloPolo

    PabloPolo gave props (7 Mar 2011):

    SIMPLEMENTE HERMOSO!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (7 Mar 2011):

    Incredibly beautiful, love the soft tones!.........Voted.

  • Abdullah Al Saeed

    Abdullah Al Saeed said (9 Mar 2011):


  • ajtiM

    ajtiM (Deleted) said (12 Mar 2011):

    the beauty of simplicity! voted.

  • Rongina McClelland

    Rongina McClelland gave props (27 Mar 2011):


  • Shirley L Summers

    Shirley L Summers gave props (29 Mar 2011):

    Thumbs up ! Love the composition - desert plants in the midst of sand dunes, it's amazing how they survive. I used to live in Las Vegas, NM, and regretted now that I never got the chance to visit that area.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (1 Apr 2011):

    Absolutely wonderful again!

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (6 Apr 2011):


  • Clare Wise de Wet

    Clare Wise de Wet gave props (14 Apr 2011):

    Interesting composition. Very effective.

  • Jim Ford

    Jim Ford (Deleted) gave props (14 Apr 2011):

    got my vote....wonderful vision.

  • Susan Pratt

    Susan Pratt said (20 Apr 2011):

    Anticipation and… expectation as well. Thank you for your comments, Robert.

  • Melissa Rieman

    Melissa Rieman gave props (22 Apr 2011):

    Really a nice shot! VOTED!

  • Rodrigo Melgarejo

    Rodrigo Melgarejo gave props (18 May 2011):

    this is a great fit. the esthetic is beautiful. what kind of camera was this? voted!

  • Angie Babbit

    Angie Babbit gave props (22 May 2011):

    Such tenacity. Well-framed

  • Gada Putra

    Gada Putra gave props (2 Jun 2011):

    interesting shot..nice compo...

  • peter vernon quenter

    peter vernon quenter gave props (10 Jun 2011):

    Ahhh the simplicity ... beautiful line, placement, colours

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (7 Sep 2011):

    Amazing shot...

  • Grahame Hall

    Grahame Hall gave props (13 Sep 2011):

    Love the composition. Beautiful shot

  • MindTheStep

    MindTheStep gave props (8 Nov 2011):

    wonderful shot, indeed!

  • Zuzana Dahamshy

    Zuzana Dahamshy said (17 Nov 2011):

    nice shot!

  • Zuzana Dahamshy

    Zuzana Dahamshy said (17 Nov 2011):

    nice shot!

  • Christy Popkes

    Christy Popkes said (27 Nov 2011):

    Love this shot ---

  • Joylynn Graham

    Joylynn Graham gave props (5 Feb 2012):

    I am so happy they have each other! Beautifully done!

  • Carol Dandrade

    Carol Dandrade gave props (23 Feb 2012):

    love the simplicity and starry quality

  • V

    V gave props (2 Jul 2012):

    love the composition and how you've made a variety of elements work together so well :)

  • Léa

    Léa (Deleted) said (12 Jul 2012):

    Génial !

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (15 Jul 2012):

    I cannot believe I have not seen this one, a masterpiece!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (3 Aug 2012):

    Just found this,amazing I have never seen this cactus type before.

  • Randy Turoff

    Randy Turoff gave props (24 Oct 2012):

    Ditto, just found this in Spotlight. Gorgeous creamy texture and tones. Great composition.

  • VU2UNE Unni

    VU2UNE Unni gave props (13 Nov 2012):

    Nice shot..

  • Jianwei Yang

    Jianwei Yang gave props (24 Nov 2012):

    nice framing and great minimal feel.

  • Rob Hansen

    Rob Hansen gave props (16 Feb 2013):

    love pov

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (5 May 2013):

    Great angle and wonderful earth tones!

  • Satwinder Singh

    Satwinder Singh gave props (24 Jul 2013):

    Really beautiful work with impressive composition. Best regards.

  • claude ferrara

    claude ferrara said (30 Jan 2014):

    very nice capture !!

  • Eric Ianuzi

    Eric Ianuzi (Deleted) gave props (23 Apr 2014):

    cool image

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (10 Jun 2014):

    I like the cropping on this - very eye-catching.

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper gave props (23 Aug 2014):

    So wishing this were mine

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (20 Jul 2015):

    Love the angle...Gorgeous image...Got my vote!!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (22 Jul 2015):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (27 Jul 2015):

    a cool theme image! voted!

  • Sheila Ping

    Sheila Ping   gave props (31 Jul 2015):

    awesome shot!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (16 Dec 2015):

    Cool find! Well done.

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