Where to start … the grand vista?, shapes?, colors?, details?, shadows? … too many choices!!! As soon as I walked into Mesquite Dunes, my eyes and mind shot around in every direction. There were just too many opportunities and a very narrow window to capture the light of the setting sun. I quickly dropped behind our workshop group as I saw one thing after another. I went after it all! When I reviewed my images, I was pretty disappointed. I ended up with a lot of “snapshots”. Lesson learned here … don’t be greedy, let the image come to me. Be patient, let my eyes and mind wander … the image will come.
This was one of the few images that did “call out” I saw it in the distance and walked around several minutes before I found a perspective that “clicked” for me. The curve shadow and bright highlights on the ridge separated the dune from the distant mountains.