The sky was clear, and sunrise looked horrible. I had nothing interesting to show. My brother came along with me today and I wanted to show him another discovery of mine; Eternity. The sand just seemed to go on forever. Just when we got there the wind kicked up and we were stuck in a mini-sandstorm. I grabbed the opportunity to snap a few shots, but none of them turned out well. Feeling disappointed, we decided to leave, but then I noticed some dried up dead wood which I'd imagine was a bush at some time and thought "I just HAVE to have a snap of that". The sun was bright and the sky was clear, it didn't matter to me. I just wanted it rather than take home that heavy feeling knowing that I didn't have it. Just then the clouds kicked up and so did the wind. This is what I saw when I looked up.

EDIT: When I first took this shot in November last year, I couldn't stand the [unnoticed] specks of dust that collected on my lens and inside my camera body(yikes!) at the time while this sandstorm went by. I spent hours trying to clean it up in photoshop and it left 'scars' that most people wouldn't really notice, but to me they really showed. It bothered me enough to go back and look at the RAW files and assess how honest I was being with my photography. The dust is quite ugly and slightly distracting to me, but I don't feel as if I'm cheating anyone this time around; This is as raw as it gets. I hope you can appreciate that.

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