“Whims of the Winds” – A Collection of Fine Art Photos in Shades of Blacks and Whites

Sand dunes form fascinating landscapes. Their forms depend entirely on the orientation of the winds; they move accordingly. We were lucky to hear them singing in the great desert of western Egypt, when we were at the top of a dune over 30 meters (90 feet) high. We started running and the sliding of the sand caused very short sound waves that we call “the song of the dunes.”

The sand dunes are also very symbolic. They are formed by the whims of the winds. They are the perfect symbol of human life. We try to leave an indelible trace so that someone can remember us, however, the wind will destroy our lost hopes. It will sweep our tracks and someone else will replace our footprint with his. This is an eternal recommencement. Is it not better to enjoy the moment rather than fight for chimeras? The dunes say that it is.

Walking in sand dunes is to walk in an absolute silence that only our words will disturb.

It is also the desire to let go of our lost hopes and disappointments that we would like to forget forever. The bare beauty of the dunes intoxicates us and gives us the impression that everything can begin anew. The whims of the winds will sweep away our worries.

Contemplating the infinity of sand dunes is also to wonder what path we will take to reach the goal we have set for ourselves. Ultimately, is this important?

Walking for hours and days in sand dunes allows us to face the unknown. All dunes are alike, and life seems to have vanished from such shapes covered with soft sand. Letting the grains flow through our fingers reminds us of how quickly and easily time passes. However, when we watch them for a long time, we realize that life is abundant. It is everywhere. To find it, you must simply take the time to watch. You must know how to observe.

The dunes are only a representation of our life. The whims of the winds will sweep away our hopes and our battles. Others will come to replace us. They will make the same mistakes as us. But finally, the dunes will remain as witnesses of our useless and lost fights. They teach us to enjoy the moment without worrying about tomorrow because all things will come to an end.

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Whims of the Winds I
Death Valley - California
Death Valley III
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Whims of the Winds II
Death Valley - California
Death Valley II
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Whims of the Winds III
Death Valley - California
Death Valley VI
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Whims of the Winds IV
Death Valley - California
Death Valley XXXIV
CATEGORY 32
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Whims of the Winds V
Death Valley - California
Death Valley IV
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Whims of the Winds VI
Death Valley - California
Death Valley I
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Whims of the Winds VII
Death Valley - California
Death Valley XXXV
CATEGORY 32
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Whims of the Winds VIII
Death Valley - California
Death Valley V
CATEGORY 32
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Whims of the Winds IX
Death Valley - California
Death Valley XXXVI
CATEGORY 32
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Whims of the Winds X
Death Valley - California
Death Valley XXXVII
CATEGORY 32
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Whims of the Winds XI
Death Valley - California
Death Valley VII
CATEGORY 32
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Whims of the Winds XII
Death Valley - California
Death Valley XXXVII
CATEGORY 32
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Whims of the Winds XIII
Death Valley - California
Death Valley VIII
CATEGORY 32
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Whims of the Winds XIV
Death Valley - California
Death Valley XII
CATEGORY 32
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Whims of the Winds XV
Death Valley - California
Death Valley IX
CATEGORY 32
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Whims of the Winds XVI
Death Valley - California
Death Valley XXXIX
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Whims of the Winds XVII
Death Valley - California
Death Valley XL
CATEGORY 32
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Whims of the Winds XVIII
Death Valley - California
Death Valley X
CATEGORY 32
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Whims of the Winds XIX
Death Valley - California
Death Valley XLI
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Whims of the Winds XX
Death Valley - California
Death Valley XI
CATEGORY 169
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Whims of the Winds XXI
Death Valley - California
Death Valley XLII
CATEGORY 32
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Whims of the Winds XXII
Death Valley - California
Death Valley XLIII
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