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© Robert Larrazolo
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UploadedJune 30, 2011
TakenJune 30, 2011
Exposure1/1000 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length49.2 mm
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A warm amber color sunset sky over the cool white sand dunes at the largest pure white Gypsum Desert in the world.White Sands National Monument. New Mexico,USA.
The mountains in the background are the Southern Rocky Mountains.

138 responses

  • jaume morera guixa

    jaume morera guixa gave props (30 Jun 2011):

    Impresionante !!!!!!

  • Michael Franco

    Michael Franco gave props (1 Jul 2011):

    This is beautiful, Robert!

  • Raje Esteban

    Raje Esteban   gave props (1 Jul 2011):

    Simple and just so outstanding

  • Pere Ferrer

    Pere Ferrer (Deleted) gave props (1 Jul 2011):

    Una gran composicion !

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (2 Jul 2011):

    Nice atmosphere, pleasant chromatic scale

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (4 Jul 2011):

    beautiful light and lovely, soft understated colors

  • Linda Andersson

    Linda Andersson gave props (4 Jul 2011):


  • Mark Orr

    Mark Orr said (4 Jul 2011):

    Beautiful...love the wide shot....."Vastness"!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (4 Jul 2011):

    Very impressive!! Suggests a hot dry arid land with men against the elements.

  • Lyle Nelson

    Lyle Nelson gave props (5 Jul 2011):

    I have a mountain range in Arizona that is beautiful like this in the afternoon.

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (5 Jul 2011):


  • Fred S.

    Fred S. gave props (5 Jul 2011):

    You've captured the "feeling" of White Sands. Great shot!

  • Thomas H.P. Jerusalem (Jerry)

    Thomas H.P. Jerusalem (Jerry) gave props (5 Jul 2011):

    very cool work. Great colors and framing

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (6 Jul 2011):

    beautiful photo!!like it

  • Ricardo W

    Ricardo W gave props (6 Jul 2011):

    Great Shot...

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (7 Jul 2011):

    Love the sense of scale here, beautiful!

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (8 Jul 2011):

    love this very well done!!

  • Niharika Sanyal

    Niharika Sanyal gave props (8 Jul 2011):


  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (9 Jul 2011):

    Frank Herbert coolness.

  • Rajeev Jadhav

    Rajeev Jadhav gave props (9 Jul 2011):


  • Tanvi

    Tanvi said (9 Jul 2011):

    love the never ending-ness of it!

  • Paola De Giovanni

    Paola De Giovanni said (9 Jul 2011):

    Love the sense of space in this photo! Great!

  • Elizabeth Loock

    Elizabeth Loock gave props (9 Jul 2011):

    Great capture.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (10 Jul 2011):


  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (10 Jul 2011):

    This is an excellent photo, Robert! I have been to the White Sands in New Mexico. The sand is not like any other sand that I have seen. It is white, cool to the touch and not as grainy as some sands are.

  • Susan Pratt

    Susan Pratt gave props (11 Jul 2011):


  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (12 Jul 2011):

    A stunning image, indeed! Wonderful color, light, and mood. Outstanding work...

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (13 Jul 2011):

    You did a superb job on this image..Excellent all around!!!

  • Rene Tapia

    Rene Tapia gave props (13 Jul 2011):


  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (14 Jul 2011):

    Beautifully photographed, love the natural light and the silhouettes also complement it!

  • Frank Morales

    Frank Morales gave props (14 Jul 2011):

    love the tones

  • jeff case

    jeff case (Deleted) said (15 Jul 2011):

    i really like the color here, and the vastness.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (15 Jul 2011):

    outstanding! love this image.

  • Nikola Matovina

    Nikola Matovina (Deleted) said (16 Jul 2011):


  • Ang Sherpa

    Ang Sherpa gave props (17 Jul 2011):

    Beautiful shot

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (19 Jul 2011):


  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (19 Jul 2011):

    Very impressive. The people in the image really show the scale of the mountains. Great color.

  • tania medina

    tania medina gave props (20 Jul 2011):

    Wow! What an awesome photo!

  • Elise Giordano

    Elise Giordano said (20 Jul 2011):

    Beautiful photo. Love the lighting and landscape.

  • Lisandra Gal

    Lisandra Gal said (21 Jul 2011):

    Such beautiful colours! This is wonderful.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (21 Jul 2011):

    I love the light and isolation! Just perfect for the theme.

  • Andrew Murdock

    Andrew Murdock gave props (22 Jul 2011):

    Beautiful, very evocative

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (23 Jul 2011):

    gorgeous layers of earthtones. Nice!

  • Elena

    Elena (Deleted) gave props (24 Jul 2011):


  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (27 Jul 2011):

    fantastiline pilt

  • Raje Esteban

    Raje Esteban   gave props (27 Jul 2011):

    Simple, clean, and awesome

  • Dustin Hanoski

    Dustin Hanoski gave props (29 Jul 2011):

    Amazing - great photo!

  • Meggie Schwendemann

    Meggie Schwendemann gave props (30 Jul 2011):

    A Dream !

  • Nadezda Tarakina

    Nadezda Tarakina gave props (31 Jul 2011):


  • Robert Sand

    Robert Sand said (1 Aug 2011):

    Wonderfully exposed; and composed.

  • Nicoletta Pasquini

    Nicoletta Pasquini said (3 Aug 2011):

    This is a really masterpiece! Love it

  • Debraj Bhattacharya

    Debraj Bhattacharya gave props (6 Aug 2011):



    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (9 Aug 2011):

    I love this picture!

  • Jan Sluimer

    Jan Sluimer (Deleted) gave props (10 Aug 2011):

    great image...well done

  • Amber Fette

    Amber Fette gave props (10 Aug 2011):


  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (11 Aug 2011):

    Beautiful and austere.

  • Celina Ortelli

    Celina Ortelli gave props (18 Aug 2011):

    love the tones!

  • Vaughn Lasater

    Vaughn Lasater gave props (20 Aug 2011):

    Excellent photograph!!

  • Gabriele Paccagnella

    Gabriele Paccagnella said (20 Aug 2011):

    Beautiful place, beautiful shot!

  • crystal ruiz

    crystal ruiz gave props (21 Aug 2011):

    so warm. beautiful soft shot

  • Yema

    Yema gave props (28 Aug 2011):

    wow, this is beautiful! :)

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (1 Sep 2011):


  • Esther K

    Esther K gave props (1 Sep 2011):

    Simple and yet so beautiful! An instant fave!

  • Susan Sermoneta

    Susan Sermoneta gave props (6 Sep 2011):

    I love the desert - and this really captures it

  • Kellie

    Kellie gave props (10 Sep 2011):

    Wow! So beautiful!

  • Mohmmed Al Rasheed

    Mohmmed Al Rasheed gave props (20 Sep 2011):

    i am in love with this desert is my fav place

  • Julio Niño de Zepeda

    Julio Niño de Zepeda said (21 Sep 2011):

    Buenísima !!!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (25 Sep 2011):

    Fantastic shot. Sure beats the theme!

  • Mirela Momanu

    Mirela Momanu gave props (26 Sep 2011):

    Wonderful capture!

  • Sophie Troussard

    Sophie Troussard gave props (2 Oct 2011):


  • Diane

    Diane gave props (3 Oct 2011):


  • Ann Janbay

    Ann Janbay gave props (6 Oct 2011):

    simply gorgeous :)

  • Mike Melnotte

    Mike Melnotte gave props (9 Oct 2011):

    Wow. Glad those two are there to give perspective for this shot. Nice.

  • Lilian Cardonne

    Lilian Cardonne gave props (10 Oct 2011):

    Awesome shot!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (10 Oct 2011):

    Just magnificent!

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins gave props (19 Oct 2011):

    Very nice! love the soft tones.

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (20 Oct 2011):


  • stuart s

    stuart s gave props (22 Oct 2011):

    Beautifully layered shot.

  • Niharika Sanyal

    Niharika Sanyal gave props (26 Oct 2011):

    back to vote! super worthy entry!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) said (26 Oct 2011):

    voted! wonderful tones here!

  • The Man Who Isn't There

    The Man Who Isn't There (Deleted) gave props (28 Oct 2011):

    My vote!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (29 Oct 2011):

    oh yeah! voting

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (1 Nov 2011):

    Back to vote!!!

  • Daniele Zanoni

    Daniele Zanoni gave props (4 Nov 2011):

    very nice!

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (5 Nov 2011):

    very "cool" well done!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Soto Paul

    Soto Paul gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    When all you can see is sand...

  • jing vlz

    jing vlz said (14 Nov 2011):

    Very impressive, my vote

  • Dipali S

    Dipali S (Deleted) gave props (16 Nov 2011):


  • Kerena Petersen

    Kerena Petersen (Deleted) gave props (20 Nov 2011):

    wow! great colors. my vote

  • Michelle Oppegard

    Michelle Oppegard gave props (24 Nov 2011):

    I love the colors and layers!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (26 Nov 2011):

    really nice!!!

  • Marcos R

    Marcos R said (27 Nov 2011):

    Great work +
    Voted !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Marcos R

    Marcos R gave props (27 Nov 2011):

    love it

  • Geri Johnstone

    Geri Johnstone said (29 Nov 2011):

    Lovely shot - would be an amazing place to visit.

  • Geri Johnstone

    Geri Johnstone gave props (29 Nov 2011):

    Excellent work

  • Carol Dandrade

    Carol Dandrade said (6 Dec 2011):


  • Ezekiel Yanez

    Ezekiel Yanez gave props (9 Dec 2011):

    Excellent shot.

  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker gave props (10 Dec 2011):


  • Marcus Hammerschmitt

    Marcus Hammerschmitt   gave props (14 Dec 2011):

    Once again a winner. Voted.

  • Michael Diamond

    Michael Diamond said (14 Dec 2011):

    That is simply stunning,what an incredible image!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (17 Dec 2011):

    Absolutely Yes!!

  • Antje Woolum

    Antje Woolum (Deleted) gave props (18 Dec 2011):

    awesome! Love this shot... :)

  • Michael Johnsey

    Michael Johnsey gave props (22 Dec 2011):


  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (27 Dec 2011):

    BTV !!!

  • Amy Gieske

    Amy Gieske gave props (28 Dec 2011):

    Very nice!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (29 Dec 2011):

    Excellent composition !My Vote!

  • Giuseppe Grimaldi

    Giuseppe Grimaldi (Deleted) gave props (11 Jan 2012):

    so beautiful , great light and human presence

  • Tijana Jankovic

    Tijana Jankovic gave props (11 Jan 2012):

    a vote back. :) what a beautiful scene!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (16 Jan 2012):


  • Amy Twisselman

    Amy Twisselman said (27 Jan 2012):

    beautiful light. love the haze!

  • Saskia Matthews

    Saskia Matthews gave props (7 Feb 2012):

    love the simplicity

  • Alessandra Tardio

    Alessandra Tardio gave props (10 Feb 2012):

    Amazing shot!

  • Mike Sims

    Mike Sims gave props (27 Jun 2012):

    Very cool shot.

  • Ketsanee

    Ketsanee (Deleted) gave props (3 Jul 2012):


  • gerry cyr

    gerry cyr gave props (4 Sep 2012):

    great image

  • Sisu Jean

    Sisu Jean (Deleted) said (15 Sep 2012):


  • Daniel Forero

    Daniel Forero said (21 Oct 2012):

    Twilight time, time for peace of mind and reflexion

  • nonie cajot

    nonie cajot gave props (28 Nov 2012):


  • Léa

    Léa (Deleted) gave props (11 Mar 2013):

    Great shot

  • Thomas Wiederhold

    Thomas Wiederhold said (15 May 2013):

    I spent 75-77 at Fort Bliss and trained out there at White Sands Missile Range, While it's no fun being there for the Army, it was a wonderful place! Love this !

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (23 Jul 2013):

    väga hea pilt_ värvid sobivad

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (2 Aug 2013):


  • Roger Leege

    Roger Leege (Deleted) said (22 Feb 2014):

    Looked through your portfolio. You see things imaginatively. I especially like this series, only wish I could see originals in inlargement. Thanks for posting.

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (17 May 2014):

    Excellent minimalistic approach!!

  • Alex Preiss

    Alex Preiss gave props (15 Jul 2014):

    Excellent composition and atmosphere.

  • Maria Urquilla

    Maria Urquilla gave props (24 Feb 2015):

    Beautiful, the colors are outsanding.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) said (17 Mar 2015):


  • Kathleen DesHotel

    Kathleen DesHotel   gave props (17 Mar 2015):

    Voted! Love the layers!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (18 Mar 2015):

    Fine sepia.

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (18 Mar 2015):


  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (20 Mar 2015):

    Beautiful, you have my vote!


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (24 Mar 2015):

    Very nice! Voted.

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (30 Mar 2015):


  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (2 Apr 2015):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (6 Apr 2015):

    a great theme image! voted!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (8 Apr 2015):

    Congrats on your photo featured in the blog!!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 Apr 2015):

    Congrats on making the blog!

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