This was shot at the top of the Great Dune in Great Sand Dunes National Park.  The parking lot is in the trees on the horizon.  The hike wasn’t that long in distance, but it was very hard climbing the steep sand slopes.  

WIRR 2010 August2

Technical Data:  Canon 7D; EF-S 17-85mm f/4-.5-5.6 USM at 17mm; f/6.3 at 1/160, 1/640, and 1/2500 ; ISO 200; Photomatix; Silver Efex Pro.