Dunescape No 1, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.
Found out today that it was snowing in White Sands. Snow-yes, that kind of snow. Measured in inches too. Imagine what this place would look like with some snow (actually, ha ha, you don’t have to-it already looks sort of like “snow” with all that white sand free roaming about the joint.)
In other news, the “real” reason I’m posting this photo today…it was taken with a lensbaby. And, today I have to admit, I got a new one. (No, silly, not a new photo, a new lensbaby!) Yes, the rumors that have (not really) been circulating are true! I’ve started to get some new gear, the first of which arrived today. It’s my new lensbaby composer lens, along with the swappable optics kit, the soft focus optic, and the step up filter. Oh, what a joy that’s going to be-I now can do lensbaby pinholes! Look out world, here I come! (Not that you’ll be able to recognize it when I’m finished with it, mind you, but, hey, I’ve got a new lensbaby to play with. Out of my way you crispy sharply focused people, I’ve got a new lensbaby to play with!)
In other “oh crap it’s winter” news, it is slated to snow in Austin on Friday. Who knows? Maybe I’ll get to stay home and take some pictures of “real” snowflakes with the new ‘baby. (Then again, maybe not…somehow, I don’t think pinhole snowflakes are all that good of an idea. You’ll just have to trust me on that one.)
So my new pinhole’s here and I get “stuck” shooting snow. Meh. I guess that’s just the way the ‘baby bends.
Until next time…
Congratulations on the lensbaby! Don't know much about lensbabies, or why they don't make for good snowflake captures, but love the shot.
Interesting weather extremes around White Sands. You can leave the park in 100+ heat, drive 30-45 minutes up into the mountains to Cloudcroft where there is snow and people skiing!
Gorgeous Lensbaby landscape! I used to live in New Mexico and have fond memories of my visit to White Sands.
Have fun on your journey of artistic discovery.
I don't know anything about lensbabies, but I like the tones in this shot.
I'm very excited about the new 'baby. The pinhole won't make for good snowflake photos (probably) because the pinhole stuff does long exposures (even in the daytime.) So, something like a 30 sec. exposure would not make for good snowflakes (they would fall through the frame!)
Isn't that place crazy? You're so right about that-Cloudcroft has a lot of snow and White Sands can be very hot. They said this year was a "freak" storm for Alamogordo (they got like 8 inches of snow-it even landed on the palm trees there. Wow!)
Thanks! And, thanks for stopping by. I can't want to use the new 'baby.
Thanks! It's hard to get a full tonal range out in White Sands sometimes, because everything is so white it naturally overexposes. Thank goodness for photoshop, right?