I recently spent some time in Santa Fe attending a workshop led by John Paul Caponigro. One of the places we visited was Great Sand Dunes in Colorado. We visited a handful of locations but it was here that I felt the most inspired. My focus was in trying to capture the change that was happening to the landscape. The wind would come and pick up layers of sand and carry it across the landscape. It was like an uprising of sand.
I believe the tallest dune was 750 feet tall. I was determined to...
This year the annual invitational took place September 17 - September 18, 2011. I went out on the morning of the 17th to photograph, this was my first time going. I was lucky enough to get my first hot air balloon ride in the Sky Candy balloon. Sky Candy is from Rio Rancho , New Mexico it is a Lindstrand model 90A, and is 90,000 cubic feet. It is piloted by Randy and Diana Myklebust. On the morning that I was there most of the balloons flew tethered because of the winds.
Today was the official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for Rachel Telles Photography, LLC, Hot Pink Perspective, and Naturally Balanced. The Chamber of Commerce came out as well as family and friends. It was a good day. A big thank you to Leona from AIT Productions for filming.