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By: Alain Briot

Alain Briot is one of the most successful landscape photographers working in the American Southwest today. His work is widely exhibited and collected. His monthly column for this web site, of which this is part, is calledBriot's View. An extensive interview with Alain is included inIssue #1ofThe Luminous Landscape Video Journal.

Editor's Note:Though we shot sunrise at the same location atWhite Sands, as Alain points out we all spread apart when we got there to avoid putting footprints into each others shots. A couple of weeks later, when Alain sent several of his images to me, it was the first that I had seen of what he'd been shooting. I immediately suggested that these would likely form the core of a very informative article. 

Alain's passion for light is clear both from his photographs as well as his prose.

Michael

White Sands National Monument, December 2nd, 2001 

6:00 am

It is pitch black outside and we are waiting in our truck for ...

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Michael Reichmann is the founder of the Luminous Landscape. Michael passed away in May 2016. Since its inception in 1999 LuLa has become the world's largest site devoted to the art, craft, and technology of photography. Each month more than one million people from every country on the globe visit LuLa.
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