Sun, Sand, and Snow by Conroy Williamson
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Sun, Sand, and Snow

April 14, 2018

This view was more beautiful than this picture could illustrate. I never knew places like this existed. What an amazing view at the Great Sand dunes in Colorado. After standing in the brush for hours waiting on the right lighting, the sun finally kissed the mountains at the perfect angle.

100mm · f/11.0 · 1/25s · ISO 100
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Evan Kane's picture

Absolutely beautiful shot, wow!

Conroy Williamson's picture

Thank you Evan. That location was so amazing. There were deer staring at us on the horizon to the left for hours.

Don't think there was really a need to stretch this and make the mountains look taller, would have looked great without it as well.

Martin Georgiev's picture

This is truly awesome! You should consider printing it BIG.

Conroy Williamson's picture

Yes I am trying to decide how massive i should print this. I'm thinking like 10 to 15 feet wide lol

Tyler Neuroth's picture

Incredible capture - I went to Great Sand Dunes NP a year or so ago and loved it so much, but you captured something really special here. Thanks for sharing!

Conroy Williamson's picture

thank you tyler for the kind words. This location was really special. I was so happy to experience the beauty of this place.

Incredible! What an amazing picture!

Anonymous's picture

Stunning panoramic image

Jared Wolfe's picture

Not much of a landscape person but this is quite nice. So many layers.

Conroy Williamson's picture

Thank you Jared I appreciate it

A stunning scene, indeed. I'm dying to visit GSDNP some day.

BTW, to me this image is a bit too contrasty, the "punch" is a touch over-the-top but I know that's personal preference. Simply put, I think it would actually be a more powerful image if it were edited to seem like the viewer was simply gazing through a window to the real, natural scene as if they were actually there...

Looks like what you would see with your own eyes. Colorado sunrises and sunsets are some of the most amazing that I have ever seen. Not a lot of air pollution clogs this valley, which I think really dulls most landscape shots in most parts of the US these days.

Robert Teague's picture

One of my favorite places in the world. I've been going there for almost 50 years.

Campbell Sinclair's picture

have you printed this and and hung it ?