Sometimes you just show up at the wrong time of day. That’s what happened on our last road trip through southern Idaho as we showed up at high noon at the almost desolate Bruneau Dunes. The starkness there can be overwhelming and the challenge to take some great photos is equally so. Actually, I take that back – it’s more so.
For one thing, it certainly brings out the minimalist in one’s self. Or maybe forces out is more accurate. Everything is just so minimal. But all this I really do love: the silence, the brightness, the nothingness.
So it stretches you. After a while you begin to see things that you wouldn’t have seen earlier.
And then you begin to, should we say, step over the line.
It can be disappointing and I promised myself to come back and camp here some day so I can catch both sunrise and sunset. And have a picnic with a view.
(Don’t miss the video below!)