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Sand dunes have always captivated me. Dynamic and changing - they are never the same. These environments can be blazing hot during the day and then cool as mountain air that night.
I wanted to capture this dynamic landscape in another way, again allowing the viewer to experience in a single image, that incorporates and reveals this sweeping period of time that otherwise the eye can not directly proof.
“Odyssey” is the name I gave this image as I thought about the journey of light and time around these quiet West Texas dunes. At night, I setup my camera to take a series of many pictures (after the moon set) to capture the southern star trails over several hours. Early in the morning, just as the sun was breaking the horizon, I exposed the last frame showing the long early shadows.
To arrive at the final image, I had to fuse more than eighty exposures into one. Thanks to the cooperation of no clouds, low or mild wind, mostly no moon, and extra batteries, “Odyssey” was born.
West Texas, USA
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