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 This subject is featured in Issue #4 of The Luminous Landscape Video Journal.

A Lunar Hat-TrickIt isn't often that one gets to score a "hat-trick" when doing landscape photography. On a cold December 2001 morning atWhite Sands National Monumentin southern New Mexico I had such a morning.

The dunes cover some 275 square miles and are comprised of a very fine white gypsum sand. Be aware that the park is located in the middle of the US military'sWhite Sands Missile Rangeand can be closed at times during test firings. This occurs on average twice a week and can last for one to two hours. It's therefore a good idea to check with the park service before planning a shoot.

We stayed inAlamogordothe night before our sunrise shoot and had arranged with the park rangers to be let in an hour before sunrise. In the winter the park opens at 7am. This was right at sunrise, making a dawn shoot impossible. An inquiry the day before showed that you can have the rangers op...

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