Friday, December 11, 2009

White Sand Shadows

Some may think of death and destruction when they hear "White Sands, New Mexico". It's true, this is the area where the first atomic weapons were detonated.

It is also a place of great beauty, the white sand a perfect canvas for shadows.

It's hard to tell the spiky leaves from the spiky shadows.

Spent pods, twigs and the ripples of the sand itself all show their shadows.


Find a world of shadows at Hey Harriet

21 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What delicate and beautiful shadow shots, Martha! I love the white sand!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

The shadow of the fence is stunning. The sand in white is unusual, the rocky New England sand is more sepia in tone than this. The horizontal rails stretch out fat, not to infinity but far onto the sand. The plants leave delicate shadows, that combine nicely the wood. I enjoy the surf like ripples an the white grains. What a stunning place and capture!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Ha ha- our white is all snow!

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32˙North said...

At first glance they could almost be snow! I love them!

Diane AZ said...

The shadows are beautiful on the white sands from the bold fence rails to the subtle ripples of the sand itself.

Catherine said...

It is indeed a place of great beauty - quite gorgeous!!

Jen said...

Happy SSS to you!
Your right it's hard to tell the real plant from the shadow! excellent!

Carolyn Ford said...

I was going to do a similar shadow but on red dirt from Sedona, Az. The plant was very similar to yours. But, changed my mind. The White Sands are truly white! Beautiful!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Gorgeous shadow shots; the first one, with the fence, looks almost like a winter scene. I'd love to be walking in warm sand about now. =)

fredamans said...

Absolutely gorgeous sands....

Deb said...

Lovely! I haven't been to White Sands since I was a youngster.

Serendipity said...

This is beautiful.

Dianne said...

the lines of the fence are wonderful!

sarayutouched said...

what a beautiful place. awesome shadows.

Ginnymo said...

Beautiful Martha! And that sand makes me want to run my hands through it and play in it like a big sand box..Ha! Ha! Merry Christmas!

storyteller said...

I thought I was looking at SNOW until I read your words! What marvelous shadowy captures in this unusual stretch of desert. Methinks my fav is the first fence shadow today ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
My Shadow Shots

frayedattheedge said...

stunning photos!!

{S.T.U.F.F.} said...

{luv} the fragility of it all.

Great post!! brrrrrr

Gwendolyn said...

I like the contrast with your subjects and also the texture that the sand provides. Good job - great pics....Thanks for sharing.

jeannette stgermain said...

Wow, beautiful these shadows!