By Paul Strubell of Dirt Orcas – 8/23/17

This edition of Wednesday Wanderlust whisks us off to White Sands National Monument in the northern Chihuahuan Desert of New Mexico. It’s a majestic place with an open landscape and optics that feel as pure as a newborns conscience.

This particular video, titled White Sands, is from Flemming Bo Jensen and I find it to be particularly dramatic. Take a slow sip of coffee and start your day off right by watching this for a few minutes.


I had the pleasure of spending four days at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, USA back in April 2010. On the first two days the desert was blasted by incredible strong winds – strong enough to make walking difficult and to blast sand everywhere. The amount of sand in the air made for some fantastic images at sunset as the warm orange sun caught the sand in the air.

I am still very much learning the ropes with video but finding it incredibly fun. For this exercise in cutting I wanted to time the imagery to the outstanding Hans Zimmer music. I wish I had a lot more footage. I end the video with some of my landscape stills from White Sands.

Captured on Canon 5D Mk II and Canon L lenses. Music by Hans Zimmer from Inception soundtrack.

More White Sand images at my website:

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