Jay Smith
Shadow PatternsShapes, Lines and Forms
Late AfternoonThe Magic of WindSand TexturesDune RidgelineDune's CrestWhite Clouds, White Sand
White Sands
White Sands National Monument in New Mexico is a magical place, especially in the late evening and early morning light. Wind provides the magic. The visible evidence of wind is everywhere in the ripples, textures, lines, forms, patterns and shadows of the sand dunes. As the dunes grow, crest, slump and advance, the wind is always present. It is a place for simple, graphic compositions.