SOLITUDE, WHITE SANDS NATIONAL MONUMENT
White Sands is a place I will always respect for its chameleon-like beauty, as in, everytime the sun moves, the lighting on the dunes changes, and you are fascinated all over again. In this moment, I noticed the light changing once more just before sunset. I raised my camera to capture the serene beauty and noticed a single man standing on the horizon. In that instant, we were connected. Not connected with each other, but connected in that we had both just discovered a very specific type a solitude: solitude where you are witnessing intense, fleeting beauty, beauty that you *know* is fleeting, and all you can do is watch it die. The most intense part of the whole situation is, you have no one to share it with. Even if you are taking a photograph, it will never compare to actually being in the moment, feeling the cool desert wind and dying heat of the setting sun.