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Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park is one of the most amazing places I have ever seen. The initial plan was to camp overnight, but unfortunately it is black bear country. Since I had lots of food in the trunk of my car, I chickened out and decided not to camp. Yet, I did visit the place for just a couple of hours which were more than enough to have an amazing time.

Next to the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Colorado, there are massive sand dunes. When you arrive to the dunes, there is no trail or path to follow. You do see the tallest dune right in front of you and you are supposed to walk towards it and climb it if you want to get the amazing views. The sand is so warm, yet it is freezing up there, so you do need to have a warm coat, gloves and of course your favorite cam; In this case my beloved LCA was my partner in crime.

The dunes are very steep, so the work out is extremely strenuous. I would climb for 2 minutes and would have to stop 1 minute to catch my breath. Some people even gave up before climbing to the top. Fortunately, I did make my way to the top, which was worth every effort. It can get very windy at the top of the tallest dune. Since I didn’t want to let sand into my LCA lens, the shots are very limited. However, I did take plenty of pictures when I was on my way back. The trip back is more exciting because you can go dune surfing. If you ever visit, I recommend you take a plastic bag to put your film and camera inside and be ready to get sand everywhere, yes everywhere!

written by day3hugger

14 comments

  1. stouf

    stouf

    Holly ! What a gallery !!! Curves, shapes, contrasts, saturation... Everything is perfect. Thanks for the amazing trip !

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  2. disdis

    disdis

    Great location!

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  3. mattcharnock

    mattcharnock

    gorgeous gallery! great textures and vignettes

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  4. d_i_hunter

    d_i_hunter

    Beautiful!

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  5. anelfandhiszippo

    anelfandhiszippo

    Great gallery! Nr7 are my favourite =)

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  6. the_fstops_here

    the_fstops_here

    Beautiful shots, I really like number 13.

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  7. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    An example of Super Lomography!!

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  8. rater

    rater

    Awesome photos, number 13 is INCREDIBLE!

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  9. vicuna

    vicuna

    What a fantastic location and so beautiful shots!!! Congrats for the great work man! :))

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  10. day3hugger

    day3hugger

    thank u guys, glad u like this place like i did!

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  11. panelomo

    panelomo

    ooo - i want to go there!

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  12. sugiyamasatomi

    sugiyamasatomi

    22 is my big time favorite. congrats on winning the location of the week!

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  13. kylewis

    kylewis

    Stunning images and a well deserved win!

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  14. toastiesarnies

    Fantastic shots, vignettes, colours, everything! Like another world.

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