Death Valley Sand Dunes
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StevenZ
Registered: Nov 12, 2004
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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.











tomandmarj
Registered: Jan 02, 2007
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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



StevenZ
Registered: Nov 12, 2004
Total Posts: 3867
Country: Canada

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.



WalterF
Registered: Jun 06, 2012
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Lovely image, the sharpness and contrast are done very well.

Walt



wclavey
Registered: Jan 30, 2010
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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.



crfrey71
Registered: Nov 14, 2004
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Good job of putting that diagonal in the bottom left-hand corner.



Dougo
Registered: Feb 10, 2006
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Wonderful shapes and textures aided by a great sky, lovely shot Steven.

Cheers Ray



tomandmarj
Registered: Jan 02, 2007
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thanks, Steve, for showing us the color version;
nice but not as great as the B&W (says a very prejudice viewer!)
regards, tom



lazlo369
Registered: Mar 01, 2004
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Exceptionally beautiful image Steven, with great textures, lights and shadows.



StevenZ
Registered: Nov 12, 2004
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Country: Canada

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

Cheers Ray



Thanks, Ray, Merry Christmas.



scm2000
Registered: Aug 08, 2012
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Very nice.



malaholic
Registered: Dec 04, 2010
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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?



Tim ONeill
Registered: Feb 06, 2003
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Excellent dreamscape Steve.



Charlie Shugart
Registered: Feb 06, 2007
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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