This selection of pictures were taken at various locations in the USA, White Sand Dunes in New Mexico and along the Oregon Coast where the sand has claimed the forests of the Cascade Mountains which run north to south inland from the coast. Many of the pictures were taken using an infra-red digital camera which gives wonderful black skies whilst retaining the heat from the sands.

All these images were taken at sun set, a time at which as a monochrome worker gives the opportunity to combine wonderful shadows, the pattern of the sands and the tranquillity at the end of the day.

In all the years of my photography and the many subjects I have tackled I get the most satisfaction out of living with nature, where there is no sound and the world appears to be at peace, and nature can be seen in its’ full glory.

Dave Yates