White Sands National Monument is in southern New Mexico, not far from Las Cruces and the Mexican border. It preserves a very different dune system–gypsum sands which are brilliantly white. Yucca thrives here and helps give the landscape its distinctive look.
For this picture, I used a Contax G2 Rangefinder camera, with its Zeiss 90mm Sonnar telephoto.
I took some color photographs earlier that afternoon. Here they are, at another post: