A Desert Sunset

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A Desert Sunset
 
My evening to play in New Mexico was Saturday after my last class. I know it sounds odd that when I get to do something I like for a living that taking photos for fun is playing. Remember my mantra is that I am simply a big kid with a camera. Even though capturing images was my purpose, relaxation was the benefit. There is something therapeutic to walking around for hours on the dunes of a desert. Of course that wouldn’t be the case if I didn’t know where my car was and buzzards were flying over head. This was just after the sun had set and the sky was filled with light beginning to cool. This was on the side of one of the dunes in White Sands National Monument.
 
Tamron SP 35mm f1.8 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-800, Aperture Priority, f16, -.7 stops of exposure compensation, ISO 100, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/8th of a second, Sirui R4214X tripod and K40X ballhead, Peak Design Slide strap, Lowepro Flipside 500AW photo backpack, processed in Lightroom CC.
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