Extracting an Image: layers, patterns and colors


One of my favorite places to photograph is Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado. Its a great place to extract natural abstract images  built on patterns, textures, colors and forms. I made this image last Spring and as I  wandered  among the dunes, I was drawn to the patterns of magnetite, illmenite and other dark heavy oxide minerals that are concentrated by  the wind winnowing away the lighter less dense quartz and feldspar grains. These diagonal layers of  dark patches in contrast to the  golden colored layers of rippled sand in the foreground combine to make an interesting  graphic image. A print of this image is currently on display at the Visitor Center in the park.

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One response to “Extracting an Image: layers, patterns and colors

  1. Beautiful image.

    – Dan.

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