Sunset over the San Juans - Great Sand Dunes National Park
Photographed in 2018 after a series of storms moved through the area. The sun was covered in clouds all day, but I still hiked over an hour to near the top of Star Dune. As I waited for sunset with little hope of returning home with a photo, I noticed a small sliver of cloudless horizon to the west. As I waited in cold, windy weather, the sun hit the cloud gap just a few minutes before sunset. For 15 minutes, as the winds swirled around, the dunes were bathed in dramatic light afternoon light.
Colorado: Great Sand Dunes National Park, for Pamela, National Parks of the United States, Sand Dunes
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