When I wandered far out into the sand dunes at Stovepipe Wells in Death Valley, it was overcast but calm. However, I eventually got caught out there in some really heavy winds, but couldn't resist snapping off a few during the frantic dash back to the car. Luckily, my camera seems to have sustained no damage and is now sixty miles away at the Canon factory in Irvine, California getting cleaned. I am anxiously awaiting its return . . .