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I had the pleasure of attending my very first workshop with Marc Adamus this past March, this time exploring both the California Sierras and Death Valley. Here are a few from the Death Valley portion of the workshop. The "pano' of the Mesquite Dunes features our fearless leader acting as our "dune model". It was a great and memorable five days!!





Mesquite Dunes







Mesquite Dunes - Marc Adamus







Aspens Against Red Willows







Eureka Sand Dunes at Sunset




May 15, 2013 at 03:26 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Death Valley - Marc Adamus Workshop


Surprisingly I like the willow abstract the most. Any chance you could go into some details on how you captured and processed this image?


May 15, 2013 at 04:43 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Death Valley - Marc Adamus Workshop


Justin Grimm wrote:
Surprisingly I like the willow abstract the most. Any chance you could go into some details on how you captured and processed this image?


Sure (and thanks)!

It was shot while panning from top to bottom, giving it that blurred/motion feel. It's not an earth shattering concept but not something most of us would think to do with a scene as simple as that. That was the beauty of Marc's workshop - getting us to open our minds to think outside the norm.



May 15, 2013 at 05:12 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Death Valley - Marc Adamus Workshop


Thanks for the info. I’ve herd other people doing this same thing, but for some reason I cant figure out how all the lines wouldn’t be parallel and exactly the same length. I figured people use multiple different shots and then stack them on top of each other with varying opacities to so that everything is'nt flowing in the same exact direction.

I'll have to give this a try next time I see some nice colours outside though. Thanks.



May 15, 2013 at 05:36 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Death Valley - Marc Adamus Workshop


Justin, typically the trees may not all be perfectly perpendicular plus when you are panning top to bottom by hand, there will also be some natural right and left movement. If you look at the right side of my image, you'll see what appears to be the trees cutoff at the base. All that is is the trees being obscured by the foreground grasses. The grasses are different heights both left and right so it makes the trees appear to be different lengths as well.

It's all abstract anyway so keep shooting until you find one that is appealing to your eye. I shot dozens like this and only came back with just one or two that caught my eye.



May 15, 2013 at 05:42 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Death Valley - Marc Adamus Workshop


Nice images Carl, I like the second one with Marc Adamus in it.


May 15, 2013 at 05:55 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Death Valley - Marc Adamus Workshop


Nicely done !

Todd



May 15, 2013 at 06:11 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Death Valley - Marc Adamus Workshop


Great shots Carl. I also like the pano with Marc in it. I had a great time too.
Harsha



May 15, 2013 at 09:02 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Death Valley - Marc Adamus Workshop


really like the last photo what lens was used?


May 15, 2013 at 09:16 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Death Valley - Marc Adamus Workshop


Nice images. You were lucky to get the dunes without footprints :-).


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Death Valley - Marc Adamus Workshop


Nice images. Lucky indeed to get without footprints.


May 15, 2013 at 09:52 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Death Valley - Marc Adamus Workshop


My favorite is the Aspens shot....simple but really well done.


May 15, 2013 at 09:54 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Death Valley - Marc Adamus Workshop


Nice shots. The dunes w Marc in it for scale is cool as well as the Aspens.

Yep you pan by hand so that the lines are not too linear.



May 15, 2013 at 10:06 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Death Valley - Marc Adamus Workshop


Beautiful images. I think the the last is my favorite. The abstract is pretty cool too.


May 15, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Death Valley - Marc Adamus Workshop


Nice, Carl. We rarely do the Mesquite Dunes on that tour but conditions that evening sure were nice. Many of the other locations are my favorites but this dune collection is still pretty darn strong. I like the color contrasts in the sky/dune shot but also feel you could get away with some more warm saturation up there and it would look very nice. The Aspen abstract is BY FAR my favorite of this particular set, and I knew that was awesome as soon as I saw it.....I don't think anyone did it better that whole season. I'd be very interested to see others from the Joshua's, night and Sierra locations too... .on your website? I finally have a few weeks off coming up and can check it all out.


May 16, 2013 at 04:20 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Death Valley - Marc Adamus Workshop


Hi Carl,
It's a great set. I enjoy all images but the Eureka shot with the sky is my personal favorite. Perhaps a little heavy on saturation/contrast but I like the effect.
Fred



May 16, 2013 at 06:29 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Death Valley - Marc Adamus Workshop


Nice series. Aspen shot is my favorite.
#2 is also very nice, I like the texture and repeating shapes of the dunes.

Sasha.



May 16, 2013 at 06:49 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Death Valley - Marc Adamus Workshop


Marc Adamus wrote:
Nice, Carl. We rarely do the Mesquite Dunes on that tour but conditions that evening sure were nice. Many of the other locations are my favorites but this dune collection is still pretty darn strong. I like the color contrasts in the sky/dune shot but also feel you could get away with some more warm saturation up there and it would look very nice. The Aspen abstract is BY FAR my favorite of this particular set, and I knew that was awesome as soon as I saw it.....I don't think anyone did it better that whole season. I'd be
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Thanks, Marc!! Much appreciated. I still have a number of images I need to visit but have been busy with work and a new house. I'll post some of the ones mentioned in the next week or so.





May 16, 2013 at 07:59 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Death Valley - Marc Adamus Workshop


Thanks, all!! Really appreciate the kind words.

I HIGHLY recommend a tour with Marc - it will make you think outside the box, for sure.



May 16, 2013 at 08:00 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Death Valley - Marc Adamus Workshop


yeah, really like the willow abstract as well. nicely done!


May 18, 2013 at 08:38 AM
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