I found White Sands National Monument to be a fascinating place to photograph. I really wanted to get some night shots, so I woke up at 1AM and stayed out until after sunrise. I hiked way out until I found my perfect dune (not easy to spot in the dark). This shot required a 7-layer focus stack due to depth of field limitations. It was taken about 90 mins before sunrise and the distant lights of Alamogordo provided a nice color accent in the sky.