Description The west wind blows unhindered across the San Luis valley of Colorado's southeastern corner, until it meets the Sangre de Cristo mountains. There it rises and drops its burden of fine sand, over the eons forming sand dunes. Storm winds from the east, flowing through and over the Mosca, Medano, and Music mountain passes, piles the sand back onto itself, forming the highest dunes of North America. In this photograph you see the four wheel road over Mendano Pass and a view the wilderness where east wind meets dunes, forming those sand ramps in the distance. The atmospheric effects are provided by an approaching summer thunderstorm. I was a bit anxious, standing there with my aluminum lightning rod (otherwise used as a tripod) because the storm was literally behind me.
Michael Stephen Wills, Ithaca, New York Member Since February 2008 Artist Statement My photographic style centers on the use of natural light to visualize emotion and evoke memory. The evolution of my style began early in the year 2002, with an imperative to capture personal and fleeting memories.
My son and I traveled to New York City, to view the first Saint Patrick's Day parade after September 11, 2001. My work from that parade was so successful and satisfying (see "New York Fire Department, Saint Patrick's Day 2002") I just never stopped.
In the years since, I have discovered creation techniques similar to an artist painting on canvas. For example: view my Fine Art print "Cochise Dawn". It is from a 64 megapixel image. This means the closer you gaze, the more detail and surprises are revealed.
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