I had the chance to visit Great Sand Dunes National Park. The dunes are massive (I think the tallest, Star Dune, is 750m), and look deceptively small until you get close. I am reasonably pleased with the results and thought I would share them here. All are taken with a NEX-6. Any C&C is welcomed and encouraged. The first shot is taken with a Konica 200mm f/4 and the others with the 16-50 kit lens. It was quite windy here, which gave the dunes a soft look. During the first visit there were plenty of visitors to assist with providing some scale...but I arrived at the dunes a little late. Encouraged by the results from my first trip, I returned 3 months later to try again. During this visit, I was shooting in parallel with a Rolleiflex TLR and I think the process of using that manual camera helped me to slow down and think more carefully about how to capture an image. Even though it was less windy, there were few clouds in the sky and no snow on the mountains. You win some, you lose some. This time, I tried to focus on forms and light instead of on grand landscapes. After hoofing it to to top of a dune (far left in Pic #2)...which BTW is a real workout (especially after spending a solid portion of the day working with a chainsaw on some property we have nearby )...I saw a lone sunflower near the base of a dune about to be engulfed in shadow...and ran back down just in time. I don't know what it is but I assume something about the very reflective sand makes for some strange color casts and flare-like effects that I don't see in my other (non-dune) pictures. Thanks for stopping by, Cheers!