Whale Dune

The shadow that this dune has appeared to me to be a beached dark whale in shape at least.  I wanted to capture the almost skin-like textures and the abstract shapes formed by the shadows and sunlit areas of the dunes. An important aspect of this image is the "negative space" that the shadow area makes, contrasting with the textured area next to it. I used the Pentax 6x7 rollfilm camera on this trip, as it has a large negative available and is easier to handle on the dunes than the view camera.