White Sands

© Leslie McLain

White Sands

Ellen Hodges Student 3/13/2011 5:14:27 AM

Simply fabulous light and comp, Leslie!!! Looks soooooo very beautiful!! A big WOW!!! #1360401

Courtenay Vanderbilt 3/13/2011 6:11:14 AM

Spectacular composition and light, Leslie! #9288376

Lindley Johnson 3/13/2011 11:35:22 AM

Love the composition, light, and color, Leslie! Quite beautiful! #9288819

Mitch Spence 3/13/2011 1:47:37 PM

An amazing combination of cool and warm tones and a great composition, Leslie. #9289051

Terry Cervi 3/13/2011 8:33:54 PM

This is stunning, Leslie! Welcome back! #9289566

Kara Hendricks 3/15/2011 9:15:21 AM

Simply gorgeous Leslie.. #9292670

Debra R. Harder 3/18/2011 3:18:51 PM

Looks like you had a very successful trip to White Sands, Leslie! Love the pastel colors...and the yucca painted in golden light. BEAUTIFUL! Deb #9298155

Liz Bullock 3/23/2011 5:25:45 PM

Beautifully captured! #9313250

Kathy Wesserling 4/4/2011 3:26:21 AM

This is a wonderful scene, Leslie. Thank you for the description, too - I always appreciate learning about different places. #9333306

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 4/4/2011 3:34:44 AM

Simply beautiful Leslie, congratulations on your POTD!! How exciting!! #9333321

Stephanie Frey 4/4/2011 3:38:00 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful POTD, Leslie! #9333328

Christopher J. Budny 4/4/2011 3:42:27 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Leslie! #9333335

Katarina Mansson 4/4/2011 3:44:34 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful POTD Leslie! #9333337

Usman M. Bajwa 4/4/2011 4:00:32 AM

Lovely light on the bush, Leslie. CONGRATZ on the POTD!

UB. #9333369

Deborah C. Lewinson 4/4/2011 4:06:09 AM

Congrats on your POTD, Leslie, for this beautiful image!

Debby #9333385

Joy Rector 4/4/2011 4:19:55 AM

congrats on the POTD #9333406

Courtenay Vanderbilt 4/4/2011 4:22:29 AM

Congrats on your POTD, Leslie! #9333413

Sabrina Ryan 4/4/2011 5:29:19 AM

Congrats on your POTD, Leslie! #9333559

Mike Umbreit 4/4/2011 5:39:47 AM

Leslie - Congratulations on your POTD!! - Mike #9333582

Mary K. Robison 4/4/2011 5:40:00 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Leslie!
It's strikingly beautiful --- lovely colors. #9333583

Nancyj Hovey 4/4/2011 5:48:03 AM

on your very deserving POTD! 8o) #9333608

Tammy Espino 4/4/2011 5:58:27 AM

Congrats!! :) #9333633

Dominick M. Dimacale 4/4/2011 6:03:06 AM

Congratulations Leslie on your POTD Win!!!

Dominick #9333647

Julie Burnett 4/4/2011 6:10:07 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Leslie!! Gorgeous!! #9333673

Anthony L. Mancuso 4/4/2011 6:11:21 AM

Excellent image Leslie...congrats on your POTD! #9333679

Karen Celella 4/4/2011 6:21:15 AM

Congratulations on your fabulous POTD, Leslie! #9333697

Richard M. Waas 4/4/2011 6:49:04 AM

Congrats on a great POTD!!! #9333747

Val Feldman 4/4/2011 6:51:05 AM

It's a beauty and a fabulous POTD, Leslie - Huge congrats!!! #9333752

Jessica Jenney 4/4/2011 7:16:48 AM

Congratulations, Leslie on your stunning POTD! #9333790

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 4/4/2011 7:21:56 AM

WTG on this GLORIOUS POTD image, Leslie! :-) k #9333802

Margaret R. Barry 4/4/2011 7:32:39 AM

Awesome, Leslie. Congratulations on your POTD! #9333813

Denny E. Barnes 4/4/2011 8:00:08 AM

Outstanding!! Congratulations, Leslie on your very beautiful and well deserved POTD!! #9333865

Phyllis Burchett 4/4/2011 8:07:58 AM

Congrats on this gorgeous POTD Leslie! #9333889

Karen E. Baumann 4/4/2011 8:11:22 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful image, Leslie!! I love the lighting, the cool tones of blue against the warmer, sunlit tones on the grasses. Yay, for YOU! #9333894

David Phalen 4/4/2011 8:26:54 AM

BIG Congrats on a spectacular POTD!! #9333924

Daniella Puente 4/4/2011 9:01:53 AM

Congratulations Leslie! #9333976

Anne McKinnell 4/4/2011 9:02:15 AM

Beautiful image, congrats on your POTD! #9333977

Rona L. Schwarz 4/4/2011 9:47:56 AM

Don't know how I missed this earlier, Leslie, but it's a beauty! The lighting is exquisite and I love the color contrast of the cool blue tones against the warm, sunlit tones of the Yucca grass. A marvelous composition and an outstanding POTD! Big Contrats! #9334008

Kathy Salerni 4/4/2011 10:06:48 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Leslie! Beautiful shot! I love the play of light! #9334015

Michele Peterson 4/4/2011 11:18:20 AM

Beautiful Leslie!! Amazing colors,and just a lovely image to look at. Congratulations on this fantastic POTD!!!! #9334111

Mitch Spence 4/4/2011 11:25:09 AM

Congratulations, Leslie, on your dramatic POTD. #9334125

Phyllis A. Houghton 4/4/2011 11:39:06 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful POTD. The colors, composition and lighting are fantastic! #9334154

Cari L. Martin 4/4/2011 11:42:49 AM

Absolutely stunning!! The lighting is perfect. The composition perfect. Just beautiful! Congrats on your well deserved POTD, Leslie!! Well done! #9334163

Amanda D. Austwick 4/4/2011 1:32:48 PM

Love the warm and cool tones. CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful POTD!!! #9334257

Stanley C. Sims 4/4/2011 1:58:00 PM

Beautiful light, color, and composition Leslie. Congrats on the POTD. #9334320

Terry Cervi 4/4/2011 3:35:44 PM

Congrats on your stunning POTD, Leslie! #9334427

Amy M. Wilson 4/4/2011 3:49:59 PM

Fabulous capture... HUGE congratulations on your well-deserved POTD, Leslie!! #9334441

Debra R. Harder 4/4/2011 4:48:43 PM

This is so beautiful, Leslie!! Huge congratulations on your SUPERB POTD!! Deb #9334499

Ellen Hodges 4/4/2011 8:02:43 PM

Very very huge congrats on a fantastic and soooooo well deserved POTD, Leslie!!!! A very big WOW!!!! #9334811

Cindy Bendush 4/4/2011 10:34:19 PM

Dynamite POTD Leslie! Congratulations! #9334908

Richard D. Love 4/5/2011 5:39:15 AM

Congratulations, Leslie. Beautiful image. Excellent combination of warm and cool. Well done.

Rick #9335375

Patricia A. Coblentz 4/5/2011 8:02:32 PM

What an incredibly colorful image of the desert, Leslie...big congratulations on your POTD! #9336546

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Home from my trip and back to the cold and gray skies of Chicago. This photo was taken at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. These dunes are unusual as they are composed of gypsum crystals (the substance used to make wallboard) rather than sand.

Exif: F Number: 22.6, ExposureTime: 16210/100000 seconds, ISO: 100, FocalLength: 70.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 3/12/2011 5:39:46 PM

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