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auntietk
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, outside Alamosa, Colorado.

The tallest dune is somewhere around 750 feet, and it isn't in this picture.

This is an amazing landscape. We're sitting somewhere around 8,000 feet above sea level on the edge of a huge plain surrounded by mountain peaks. Over in the northeast-ish corner of this big flat bowl lies a 30-mile-square dune field.

For more information: Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
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Model
Canon EOS REBEL T3i
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Focal Length
70 mm
ISO Speed
100

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Apr 25, 2013 7:19:35 pm
Just simply awesome
Wish I were there walking
It must of been a beautiful scene: 10stars too....**********
A fav with me
Hugs
Susan~

by Blush Homepage »

Apr 25, 2013 7:32:16 pm
Love this huge dune vs two people !

by moochagoo Homepage »

Apr 25, 2013 7:38:02 pm
We have been there twice. It is amazing.

by pimanjc Homepage »

Apr 25, 2013 7:39:29 pm
Very cool and impressive view

by Faemike55 Homepage »

Apr 25, 2013 8:29:25 pm
great shot, looks like a scene from one of those Mars colonisation movies.

by Deadly_Ernest Homepage »

Apr 25, 2013 8:40:14 pm
Wow! I LOVE this! What a fantastic 'scape this is, you'd have a hard time getting me away from here. Excellent composition and capture...

by MrsRatbag Homepage »

Apr 25, 2013 8:49:40 pm
Wow! How grand is that! Beautiful pic.

by adorety Homepage »

Apr 25, 2013 9:19:08 pm
I really like this shot Tara. Fantastic!

by EJD64 Homepage »

Apr 25, 2013 9:40:04 pm
A phenomenal image, I do like the composition, especially the scale you are showing us here, with the two ant-like humans taking a 'stroll' - can't be as easy, as it looks ;))
I wonder if you could do that barefoot? I love the feel of sand between my feet and toes, I am so used to it ... and anyway you are visiting the Dunes, at the right time of the year, IMO and after perusing the extra info, you gave us with the climate data ...
and the hint of lavender is superb!
KUDOS Tara,
I love this big wide open space of 'emptiness' ... called Sand!
*BB*

by blondeblurr Homepage »

Apr 25, 2013 10:14:53 pm
wow this is wonderful

by jocko500 Homepage »

Apr 25, 2013 10:45:57 pm
Absolutely stunnng! Including the figures was a stroke of brilliance - it would be impossible to wrap one's head around the size of these dunes without them.

I'm assuming you didn't see any of those gigantic worms while you were there...

Amazing capture, Tara!

by RodS Homepage »

Apr 26, 2013 12:02:43 am
Those two could be trekking across the Sahara. Looks amazing in zoom. Outstanding image.

by wysiwig Homepage »

Apr 26, 2013 12:17:33 am
omgosh!! 750 feet. Did you take a sled! I want to go. This place looks seriously fun.

by wolfenshire Online Now!   Homepage »

Apr 26, 2013 1:15:17 am
wow, heroic scape !

by Juliette.Gribnau Homepage »

Apr 26, 2013 1:36:23 am
There's an awful lot of sand there.

by Katraz Online Now!   Homepage »

Apr 26, 2013 1:48:02 am
Wonderful :)

by sikor Online Now!   Homepage »

Apr 26, 2013 2:51:17 am
this is stunning and an immediate favourite

by alanwilliams Homepage »

Apr 26, 2013 3:34:43 am
Excellent picture Love it!!!!

by johndoop Homepage »

Apr 26, 2013 5:56:33 am
Words fail me!

If I had taken this, I would be walking on water for at least a week.

This must be one of the best photos I´ve seen on here in years.

I will pop it into my "Fav´s" as a reminder to myself, what world class photography is all about.

by GARAGELAND Homepage »

Apr 26, 2013 10:17:28 am
Gosh!
Consumate skilled photography,Tara.

by durleybeachbum Homepage »

Apr 26, 2013 11:47:35 am
What scenery! The dunes look like velvet and the light shades exquisite.

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by anmes Homepage »

Apr 26, 2013 12:15:53 pm
All I can utter at the moment is WOW!!!!!
What a glorious shot. Can't wait to have you and Bill here in Southern Africa... this is just like the Namib!

by Meisiekind Homepage »

Apr 26, 2013 12:23:03 pm
Superb capture Tara. i am enjoying both you and bill's travel pictures.
God bless.

by kgb224 Homepage »

Apr 26, 2013 1:06:41 pm
What a big sand box for the grandchildren to play in? Beautiful...

by Merrylee Homepage »

Apr 26, 2013 1:12:39 pm
This is so beautiful in full zoom Tara.

by jayfar Homepage »

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