2012White Sands National Monument, NM
Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world's largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of this unique dunefield, along with the plants and animals that live here.

These images were made while on a road trip with my mom. We were both celebrating our birthdays, which happen to be a day apart. She had never been to White Sands before, and I was itiching to see what magic my new Leica M9-P could pull off in this place which truly feels like no place else on Earth!
Camera
Leica M-9P
Lens
Leica Elmarit-M 28mm F/2.8 Asph
Sizes Available
8"x8", 16"x16"
2010Shiprock, NM
Shiprock (Navajo: Tsé Bitʼaʼí, "rock with wings" or "winged rock") is a monadnock rising nearly 1,583 feet (482.5 m) above the high-desert plain of the Navajo Nation in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. Its peak elevation is 7,177 feet (2,187.5 m) above sea level. It lies about 10.75 miles (17.30 km) southwest of the town of Shiprock, which is named for the peak. The coordinates are: 36°41′15″N 108°50′11″W

This image was made at sunrise on a beautiful Fall morning in early October. I had stayed the night in Durango and drove like mad to get to Shiprock before sunrise. Made it just in time!
Camera
Nikon D3X
Lens
Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZF.2
Sizes Available
8"x8"