Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dune National ParkLast week our family drove to Estes Park, Colorado after visiting family in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Along the way we decided to stop at Great Sand Dunes National Park. I have seen many stunning photographic portfolios of the sand dunes in this park and have aspired to visit. Because I was with my husband, daughter and her Canine Companion and had many more hours to travel, I realized our stay would be brief. As I was attempting to previsualize the types of images I might create, I couldn’t imagine a unique way of photographing the dunes. As we stepped onto the sand, we realized that the my daughter’s dog was unable to tolerate the heat on his paws. Rather than hike to the dunes we decided to amble along the river bed where the sand temperature was tolerable. Although I was initially disappointed that I would not get the opportunity to explore and photograph the sand dunes, I thoroughly enjoyed watching the interplay of people within the landscape.

    • Thank you for reading my post and your comments! I visited Broken Light and was moved by the photography. What a great venue for people to post their photographs among others who understand the challenges of mental illness. A wonderful support for so many people.I will visit again.

  1. Margarita Montalvo said:

    The place is incredible, but you are ABSOLUTELY CRAZY to go south in this HEAT!!!!!! Margarita

    • Margarita,you are confusing Great Sand Dunes National Park with White Sands. The former is in CO. White Sands would have been unbearable at this time of year.

  2. Tracy Cox said:

    This is a beautiful image showing both the beauty of the dunes and the happiness they bring on a hot summer day!

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your travels.


    Tracy Cox Sent from my iPhone

    • Thanks Tracy. It was delightful to watch the kids play in the river bed. The scene was magical.

  3. Daisy Diaz-Alemany said:

    Thank you for sharing this incredible photo! Please give my regards to your parents!

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