The Mesquite Sand Dunes in Death Valley is trapped inside the valley by a bunch of geographic features, and cannot blow over somewhere else. For someone as out of shape as me, walking on sand is tough, and as mentioned in another post about the dunes, I decided to go in the evening, when I could see the snakes creep up to me. The walking was not any easier in the evening, and after getting a little tired, the view starts getting a little deceptive. The Mesquite Sand Dunes don't really cover a large area, but when you are at the top of a dune, the next dune that seems so close is really not that close. So the movement necessary in order to get a good vantage point becomes increasingly harder. Anyhow, there weren't too many people around, so I was able to get most shots without any interference.
In the danger of creating yet another cliché, I decided to try a different form of editing for this shot. But according to the article, a cliché is relative to ones interpretation and exposure to the same line of representation. The Mesquite Sand Dunes have definitely been photographed every which way to sunday, and being original becomes harder as time goes by.