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7th July 2012
snow dunes
there are some famous sand dunes in coro called los medanos de coro, and i thought it would be a good idea to go out as the sun was setting to take some photos. now, lets all just think about that for a second. thought about it? worked out why it may not be such a good idea? if not then congratulations - you're just as stupid as me. for the benefit of those struggling, let me impart some valuable knowledge i've acquired in the last few decades. i've learnt that one sand dune, a big mound of sand, looks very similar to the next sand dune, another mound of sand. i've also learnt that when the sun goes down it is always, without fail, followed by darkness. now factor in that los medanos cover an area of around 5km by 40km, i had no torch with me and i get lost looking for museums with clear sign posts. i think you can work out what happened next, and why it took me two hours to find the exit after taking this picture. hey kids, i make these mistakes so that you won't have to.

this surreal effect was achieved by using my hand to block some of the sun from shooting into the lens. i then removed my hand in photoshop and, well you can see what i mean by checking out the original
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07/07/2012
snow dunes
there are some famous sand dunes in coro called los medanos de coro, and i thought it would be a good idea to go out as the sun was setting to take some photos. now, lets all just think about that for a second. thought about it? worked out why it may not be such a good idea? if not then congratulations - you're just as stupid as me. for the benefit of those struggling, let me impart some valuable knowledge i've acquired in the last few decades. i've learnt that one sand dune, a big mound of sand, looks very similar to the next sand dune, another mound of sand. i've also learnt that when the sun goes down it is always, without fail, followed by darkness. now factor in that los medanos cover an area of around 5km by 40km, i had no torch with me and i get lost looking for museums with clear sign posts. i think you can work out what happened next, and why it took me two hours to find the exit after taking this picture. hey kids, i make these mistakes so that you won't have to.

this surreal effect was achieved by using my hand to block some of the sun from shooting into the lens. i then removed my hand in photoshop and, well you can see what i mean by checking out the original