Great Sand Dunes NP

Great Sand Dunes NP

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve - July 27, 2008 View from High Dune to the north Taken the morning after a heavy rain which made hiking much easier and rewarded us with dune formations like this one Truly one of my favorite pictures ever!
on Sep 17, 2008 3:41 pm
Image Type(s): Hiking,  Informational,  Scenery
Image ID: 444013


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gimpilator - Sep 27, 2008 3:43 pm - Voted 10/10

I can see

why this is one of your favorites. The lighting is great and the shadow line draws you in.


silversummit - Sep 28, 2008 3:38 pm - Hasn't voted

So right!

Walking back down the dunes I showed this shot to a friend on the camera's lcd and he declared it pretty good for a PnS. Thanks for the compliment!

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Oct 5, 2008 7:40 am - Voted 10/10

Re: So right!

It is a great image, P&S notwithstanding. In fact, I always say good shots are in the eye of the photographer, not in the gear in his/her bag. BTW: My top-rated SP shot is also at Great Sand Dunes--wonderful place to visit! --mark d.


silversummit - Oct 5, 2008 8:27 am - Hasn't voted

Re: So right!

Thanks Mark! Your words express what photos mean to me also. I notice that you are in Scouting also. The Great Sands trip and many of my other out west photos were taken with our troop's Venture Patrol's rafting/sightseeing trip last summer and previous trips to Idaho, Montana and New England. Thanks again!---Kathy

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Oct 5, 2008 4:46 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: So right!

Yes, Kathy, I'm very heavy into Scouting. And photography. I love it when sometimes the two come together--check out pages 18-19 of the March-April '08 issue of Scouting magazine to see what I mean. ;-) --mark d.


silversummit - Oct 6, 2008 9:24 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: So right!

Woo Hoo! Grand Prize! Quite a picture and an honor! The closest I've come to anything in Scouting magazine is to take our Venture Patrol on the trip on the Salmon and Snake Rivers described in the May/June 2003 issue. It was great but our trip on the Arkansas this past July was 10x better! I'm thinking of doing an album on mountains viewed from rivers.


runawayreignbow - Oct 19, 2008 1:57 am - Voted 10/10


I've never seen a photo where the dune looks so plasticized. It's incredible.....looks surreal. Fabulous work there. :)


silversummit - Oct 19, 2008 10:59 am - Hasn't voted

Re: wow!!

Thanks! We really lucked out arriving the night before in a rainstorm. But the next morning when we hiked up the dune, the sand was still very damp and unusually stable. Most in our group didn't realize how unique it all was! Thanks again! Kathy

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Nov 4, 2008 5:28 pm - Voted 10/10


Amazing picture!. I'd like to go back to the dunes soon. One of my favorite places I've been at.


exposure - Nov 11, 2008 3:32 pm - Voted 10/10


just brilliant...


silversummit - Nov 11, 2008 4:41 pm - Hasn't voted


Glad you enjoy it!

Antonio Giani

Antonio Giani - Nov 22, 2008 8:37 am - Voted 10/10



Ciao Antonio


silversummit - Nov 22, 2008 12:34 pm - Hasn't voted

Thank you!

It was a magnificent day!


silversummit - Nov 29, 2008 2:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Like a river.

I never quite thought of it that way but you're right. You are very nice to think it's qualified to be picture of the week! Thanks again for the vote and the compliments!


Dean - Nov 29, 2008 5:14 pm - Voted 10/10

Wow !!

I just saw this one for the first time. WOW was the first word I could say when I saw it.
What a superb picture.


silversummit - Nov 29, 2008 6:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow !!

Thank you. I was lucky to catch the dunes on an unusual day. Thanks for looking and voting.


yatsek - Dec 27, 2008 2:53 pm - Voted 10/10


1. I like it very much - or actually love it - like the others.
2. To me, it looks like a state-of-the-art screening of Frank Herbert's Dune.


silversummit - Dec 27, 2008 3:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Like

Thank you so much! I was lucky to be there right after a rainstorm.


Narcisse - Jan 1, 2009 8:56 pm - Voted 10/10

Like a big cup of

hot chocolate...

Great photo!



silversummit - Jan 1, 2009 11:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Like a big cup of

Thanks! That sounds great right now!

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