Sand Dunes at Dusk
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Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
Total Posts: 17699
Country: United States

Hi everyone,
This photo was taken at Mesquite Dunes right after sunset.
I usually visit this location in the morning, so it was fun to see different shades and light at dusk. The dunes were filled with steps and it was difficult to get a good composition without showing them on the frame. I chose this high up view for this reason.
Thanks for viewing!
Fred



Kee Woo Rhee
Registered: Dec 25, 2011
Total Posts: 2328
Country: United States

Beautiful color and composition! Bravo!

Kee



roguecoolman
Registered: Jul 07, 2005
Total Posts: 1760
Country: United States

Love the colors in they sky Fred.

Jason



uintaangler
Registered: Feb 13, 2009
Total Posts: 2442
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You made the sand look like some sort of cream pie - neat effect!
The juxtaposition between the texture and color of the sand vs the mountains is awesome

Bob



Jonathan Huynh
Registered: May 01, 2003
Total Posts: 9274
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Excellence color and detail.

Jonathan



dswiger
Registered: Feb 24, 2006
Total Posts: 6310
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There he goes again with that dang 17mm!
Nice colors & perspective

Cream heck, this looks like Lemon Meringue Pie, slightly browned!!
No, I'm not thinking off holiday dinners. Nope

Dan



philtax
Registered: Dec 23, 2004
Total Posts: 3051
Country: United States

Hi Fred,

The most sensual photo of sand I've seen in a long time. The light, the cloud, the moon frame it perfectly.

Phil



teked
Registered: Sep 06, 2006
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That's a real beauty, Fred. The addition of the moon is a special treat.

Cheers,
Ed



Vern Dewit
Registered: Sep 27, 2006
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Love this comp and the colors Fred.



ckcarr
Registered: Dec 02, 2006
Total Posts: 5695
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Awesome Death Valley series you have been posting Fred!



JimFox
Registered: Jan 11, 2005
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Hey Fred,

Very cool looking! You got some very nice color there.

Sunset is my favorite time at the dunes, because you can see the footprints, and you have time to hopefully find an area without them. At Sunrise, it's really hard to see the footprints if the wind didn't blow them away, until it's too late. So, I actually prefer the Sunset... Now when I was there last week, it was just about impossible too, there was tons of footprints. I did manage to find an area after hiking back in there for about an hour that had minimal footprints. But for much of the sunset I shot it just like you did, from high up and a far with a wide angle.

Jim



nburwell
Registered: Jan 15, 2006
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I love the composition and the sky here, Fred. Very nice job!

-Nick



Diavolo
Registered: Dec 08, 2009
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Love it.



Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
Total Posts: 17699
Country: United States

rhee wrote:
Beautiful color and composition! Bravo!

Kee


roguecoolman wrote:
Love the colors in they sky Fred.

Jason



I thought I would not get any colors because heavy clouds were blocking the sun that day. It was a nice surprise.
Thanks Kee and Jason.

uintaangler wrote:
You made the sand look like some sort of cream pie - neat effect!
The juxtaposition between the texture and color of the sand vs the mountains is awesome

Bob


Thanks Bob,
The sun was setting on the opposite side. But the dunes were not in total shade yet.



Slabshaft
Registered: Oct 02, 2012
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Very nice. The moon is what makes it a stand-out shot for me. There are very few chances to get the moon in a shot like this.



WalterF
Registered: Jun 06, 2012
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Very nice, nothing bad to say.

Walt



Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
Total Posts: 17699
Country: United States

Excellence color and detail.

Jonathan

Thank you Jonathan!


There he goes again with that dang 17mm!
Nice colors & perspective

Cream heck, this looks like Lemon Meringue Pie, slightly browned!!
No, I'm not thinking off holiday dinners. Nope

Dan


Dan, It's no secret that the 17 TS-E is my favorite lens!
I was checking my recent DV pictures and the 17mm lens was used in 90% of the time!...I didn't even touch the 24 TS-E...
Happy Holidays!



mwalrod
Registered: Sep 21, 2005
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Great image - love the composition and colors.

Mark



Cloudbow
Registered: Nov 24, 2004
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This is stunning! Love those sunset colors in the sky and the landscape is so clear and crisp. Great job, Fred.

Bev



Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
Total Posts: 17699
Country: United States

philtax wrote:
Hi Fred,

The most sensual photo of sand I've seen in a long time. The light, the cloud, the moon frame it perfectly.

Phil


Thanks Phil, the clouds and colors helped me a lot on this one.



teked wrote:
That's a real beauty, Fred. The addition of the moon is a special treat.

Cheers,
Ed


I had never seen the moon while shooting there. It was a big treat! Thanks for your comment

teked wrote:
That's a real beauty, Fred. The addition of the moon is a special treat.

Cheers,
Ed



Vern Dewit wrote:
Love this comp and the colors Fred.


Thanks Vern!


ckcarr wrote:
Awesome Death Valley series you have been posting Fred!



It was a fun but complicated trip. I wanted to bring my 5-month old baby there...Things got a little crazy!! ;-)



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