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p.1 #1 · Death Valley Sand Dunes


I recently posted a colour version of this image in the Landscape forum, although I think the b&w version also works well. Would like to hear your thoughts.












Dec 22, 2012 at 12:34 PM
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p.1 #2 · Death Valley Sand Dunes


I did not see the other image - no need, as this is SUPER. love the sharpness, the contrast and the balance between the sky and the sand. an excellent example of why I love B&W.
regards, tom



Dec 22, 2012 at 02:50 PM
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p.1 #3 · Death Valley Sand Dunes


tomandmarj wrote:
I did not see the other image - no need, as this is SUPER. love the sharpness, the contrast and the balance between the sky and the sand. an excellent example of why I love B&W.
regards, tom



Here you go.



Dec 22, 2012 at 03:43 PM
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p.1 #4 · Death Valley Sand Dunes


Lovely image, the sharpness and contrast are done very well.

Walt



Dec 22, 2012 at 04:17 PM
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p.1 #5 · Death Valley Sand Dunes


I agree with Tom & Walt... an excellent shot. I really like the texture in the foreground, and then the separation of the ground from the sky with the shadows... it all works together really well.

Edited on Dec 22, 2012 at 07:37 PM · View previous versions



Dec 22, 2012 at 04:32 PM
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p.1 #6 · Death Valley Sand Dunes


Good job of putting that diagonal in the bottom left-hand corner.


Dec 22, 2012 at 07:29 PM
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p.1 #7 · Death Valley Sand Dunes


Wonderful shapes and textures aided by a great sky, lovely shot Steven.

Cheers Ray



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p.1 #8 · Death Valley Sand Dunes


thanks, Steve, for showing us the color version;
nice but not as great as the B&W (says a very prejudice viewer!)
regards, tom



Dec 23, 2012 at 06:50 PM
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p.1 #9 · Death Valley Sand Dunes


Exceptionally beautiful image Steven, with great textures, lights and shadows.


Dec 23, 2012 at 06:56 PM
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p.1 #10 · Death Valley Sand Dunes


Dougo wrote:
Wonderful shapes and textures aided by a great sky, lovely shot Steven.

Cheers Ray



Thanks, Ray, Merry Christmas.



Dec 24, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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p.1 #11 · Death Valley Sand Dunes


Very nice.


Dec 27, 2012 at 05:19 AM
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p.1 #12 · Death Valley Sand Dunes


The color version is also very nice but I think the B&W is stronger. Very well done - is this at Eureka Dunes or the ones closer to Stovepipe Wells?


Jan 02, 2013 at 05:34 AM
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p.1 #13 · Death Valley Sand Dunes


Excellent dreamscape Steve.


Jan 03, 2013 at 03:53 PM
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p.1 #14 · Death Valley Sand Dunes


Steven,
I'm assuming the top 2/3 of the image is soft focus because you made the change in processing.
It's your decision, of course, although for scenics I've almost never seen oof pics that were published. And the old masters never did it.
I'd sure like to see this with sharpness intact .
Thanks for the link.
Regarding the Mesquite Dunes at Stovepipe Wells, the way to beat the foot prints is this:
1. Go in midweek.
2. Park a bit west of the dunes (but still to the east of Stovepipe).
3. Walk on the hardpan around the dunes, making a clockwise curve, and enter them from the northwest. Few people bother to walk to this part of the dunes, and therefore there are FAR fewer footprints. I've been there when I saw no prints at all except my own- so I planned every direction I walked carefully, so I wouldn't have my footprints ruin a shot.
Charlie



Jan 03, 2013 at 11:52 PM





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