Last 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.