White Sands, NM – Infrared


One of the coolest spots in the US is White Sands in New Mexico. For those that have been there…it is other worldly. White dunes in the middle of nowhere. Kinda cool and kinda strange! With this in mind I add a planet and made the IR shot outta this world! Enjoy!

Camera: Nikon D70S (Converted to Infrared)
Infrared Conversion: D70S modified by LifePixel
Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 20.0mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f/13
Gear: Hand Held
Post Process: Adobe CS5, onOne Software Photo Tools 2.6, Nik Color Efex pro

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White Sands, New Mexico

One super cool place 2 explore is White Sands in New Mexico.  This past December we took a drive to Taos from Austin and on the way back I wanted to stop by and check this place out. I am glad we did!  It is about 45 minutes from Route 25. A boring drive, but out of the blue you start to see this white sand appear.  Enter in the park and you can see lots of small pull off areas to explore the dunes!    Start climbing and cool views are all around!!  Get back in your car and throughout the park you can see people riding plastic sleds down the dunes.  I saw a couple people take a digger…its not snow..but takes a little experience to get it just right.   The only downfall of this visit was that as soon as we got home from the trip…I had to spend about an hour vacuuming the tons of sand in the car!!  =))  If you ever get a chance…a must visit!!