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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Death Valley Mesquite Dunes...


Just got back from a few days in DV. Of all the amazing things to see there I am most fascinated by the dunes. Heading out every morning in the total darkness hoping to land in a nice vantage point by the time the first light arrives so you can start to try and find a composition and then wait for the 3 mins of really soft beautiful early light and hope it all comes together. Once that is over the next task of the day was to start and find interesting shadows,patterns and textures then sleep add coffee and repeat, here are the first few ..... C&C is always appreciated, thanks for viewing, Dean

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Feb 14, 2013 at 02:18 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Death Valley Mesquite Dunes...


These are all very successful, but I love #2. Beautiful composition.

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Feb 14, 2013 at 03:33 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Death Valley Mesquite Dunes...


I really love that last one. Great play of light and textures.


Feb 14, 2013 at 04:11 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Death Valley Mesquite Dunes...


Hey Dean,

What very cool shots you have here. You came away with some sweet shots of the dunes. #2 is a really interestings shot that kind of twists the brain a bit... nice work.

As to shooting the dunes in the morning. I tried that once, realized the futility in it to try and find compositions in the pitch dark, so I no longer shoot the dunes in the morning, I save them for afternoon shots where I can set up before the sunset and wait for the good light to come to me... My mornings are spent shooting Bad Water, Zabriski Point, etc, places where it's easier to see and set up in while it's dark.

Jim



Feb 14, 2013 at 05:35 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Death Valley Mesquite Dunes...


All are very nice, but 2 is the best of the bunch IMO. Loving the top half of that one.


Feb 14, 2013 at 05:43 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Death Valley Mesquite Dunes...


Excellent series Dean. The textures on all of these are great, but #2 is my pick as well for the unique patterns.


Feb 14, 2013 at 06:36 AM
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I am going to have to say #3 is my favorite. Very nice with all 3


Feb 14, 2013 at 08:10 AM
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Thanks everybody for the feed back and comments they are greatly appreciated. Regards,
Dean



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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Death Valley Mesquite Dunes...


Hey, Dean. Very nice work on these. The last is a wowser.

Cheers,
Ed



Feb 15, 2013 at 02:44 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Death Valley Mesquite Dunes...


Wonderful shots of sand dunes at Death Valley, Dean.
I love #3 with interesting patterns.
I also went to this dune morning and evening. Sunset shot was easier for me to compose.
I am now at Lee Vining shooting tufas, but I am going back to DV. I plan to go to Mesquite Sand Dunes one more time before heading home.
-Kee



Feb 15, 2013 at 04:32 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Death Valley Mesquite Dunes...


All are very nicely done with the last being my fave. One could almost think you shot a macro of a Shar Pei (the 'wrinkle dog') with that one.


Feb 16, 2013 at 12:18 AM
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#3 is great! Love the toning on this one.


Feb 16, 2013 at 06:02 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Death Valley Mesquite Dunes...


Wow interesting patterns. 3 is my favorite.


Feb 16, 2013 at 11:16 AM
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Striking shots! I like them all.


Feb 16, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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great tone and sand textures


Feb 16, 2013 at 12:38 PM
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The second and third are my picks of the set Dean.
Douglas



Feb 16, 2013 at 12:55 PM





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