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A Sand-Art Sea
Photograph by Adriel Heisey

Sunrise lights the crests of sand dunes in Mexico’s Desierto de Altar, the largest active dune field in North America. Winds pile loose sand into complex shapes in this part of the Sonoran.



Camera: Pentax 67
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100 RDP II (push-processed two stops)
Lens: 75mm
Speed and F Stop: Unrecorded
Weather Conditions: Clear sky
Time of Day: Sunrise, mid-April
Lighting Techniques: No filters

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT OR COMMENTS:
Ultralight airplane, Kenyon gyrostabilizer. This photograph was made moments after sunrise when rich, warm sunlight raked across the contours of the dune and the deep blue overhead sky filled the shadows with its own cool light.


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