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Kelso Dunes

Kelso Dunes
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Copyright: ML LGB (mlgb) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 31] (125)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-22
Categories: Desert
Camera: Olympus SP560uz
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-30 8:06
Viewed: 3278
Points: 2
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Kelso Dunes in Mojave National Preserve.

This unique and isolated dune system rises more than 600 feet above the desert floor. The dunes were created by southeast winds blowing finely grained residual sand from the Mojave River sink, which lies to the northwest. The dunes' color is created from many golden rose quartz particles. When the dry sand grains slide down the steep upper slopes, a notable booming sound is produced. In some years, the dunes offer a nice spring wildflower display. A hike to the top and back takes approximately two hours.

Ref: desertusa.com

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-30 10:05]

Hello ML,

Exceptional scenery. Making and playing your image is the top! My congratulations.
A nice day,

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