Before I visited Imperial Sand Dunes in California I always thought of dunes as being peaceful places where only the footprints of the people before you can be seen. That was the case on one side of the dunes where I made the images you can see here and here.
But on the other side of the dunes it was a different story. I guess my notions of dunes being peaceful was due to visiting dunes that were protected from ATV’s, dune buggies and motorcycles!
When we first arrived at the campground in Glamis there were only a few other RVs and we set up a little ways away from everyone else. (Those are RVs in a storage yard in the background.)
But it wasn’t long before the weekend crowd started to arrive and unload their toys.
Soon the place was roaring and it was anything but peaceful! I took the opportunity to practice making some action shots as the buggies raced by only a few feet away from our RV. It certainly was exciting!
These images are very different than the type of images I usually make so it took a little practice. Below are some of the more successful shots. Please click any of the images to view larger versions.
As the sun set I did manage to combine both buggies and the peaceful setting in a few images and I’ll have those to show you on the blog next time.