SANDWATER ALAMOGORDO



White Sands, between the first nuclear test site and the city of Alamogordo, is the world’s largest gypsum sand dune field. On certain days, a strong wind blows through, moving and shifting the sand. resulting in sandstorms as shown in this video. This video was filmed as part of SKYGLOW (skyglowproject.com), an ongoing co-funded effort to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution, unlike some of North America’s most incredible dark skies. This project is being developed in collaboration with the International Dark-Sky Association (darksky.org), a non-profit struggle for the survival of the night sky around the world. Originally premiered on BBC Earth: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160517-the-beautiful-white-sand-dunes-that-should-not-exist The film was shot with Canon 5DSR & 5DIII cameras and lenses sponsored by Canon USA, assisted by Alpine Labs Michron, powered by Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini. LRTimelapse was used to process some frames. High resolution photos can be found here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/24210546/JPEG/SKYGLOW-SANDSTORM%20ALOMOGORDO-STILLS.zip Authors: producer / editor / shooter: Harun Mehmedinovic Music: Jeff Dale Special thanks: Gav & Brian Bradley Semezdin & Sanja Mehmedinovic Matt Walker & Pierangelo Pirak Aaron McNally & Canon USA Kevin Noble & Paul C. Buff Inc. Greg Horvath & Alpine Labs International Dark-Sky Association University of Northern Arizona New Mexico Locations: White Sands, NM ***** You can support SKYGLOW by visiting WWW.SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM. All your support goes to creating more videos and pictures. ***** Follow / Contact: Facebook facebook.com/skyglowproject Instagram: instagram.com/skyglowproject Email: [email protected]

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