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    Posted: 13 April 2019 at 23:00


White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.

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Yuccas will come later :D

Edited by Fran - 16 April 2019 at 05:41
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What an amazing sight, and so well captured.
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Wow. Superb. Well done

Maybe also a candidate for a B&W conversion?
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Very nice. Reminds me of some of the compositions Iíve seen from Death Valley
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fran Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 April 2019 at 17:35
Originally posted by wesleysa wesleysa wrote:

Wow. Superb. Well done

Maybe also a candidate for a B&W conversion?


Thanks everyone!

White sands is very unique, I believe that a B&W conversion would lose the sense of place and, more importantly, that lovely cyan color on the sands that matches the sky.

That said, I never convert under the fact, I shot some B&W at the location, but I didn't like the result.
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One of the best sand dune images I have ever seen. Of course, I like simple, clean images and this has that and much more. And while I routinely experiment with black and white for sand dune images, I agree, that in this case I strongly prefer the pastel blue and white that evokes an almost surreal calmness.   
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Love it!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 April 2019 at 10:09
Hi Fran,

Great shot and a great 'portrait' shot from here to capture that lovely gentle curve in the dune.

The texture works well, though I wonder if it's a fraction over exposed, especially near the top of the dune where it almost matches the sky there for brightness? I'd like to see what a gentle 'tweak' in something like Curves might do for this, or even a reverse gradient applied to the length of the dune to see if one can tease a little more contrast out (and therefore structure) in the shadow dune area and also drop that brightness just a fraction.

However, that said, I also know (form those that have been there) that this is a notoriously challenging place to photograph in and I think the dynamics of the shot are first rate.

Oh - and I can't wait for the Yucca images!

Thanks for sharing and best regards, Neil.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fran Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 April 2019 at 15:08
Thanks Neil! (And everyone else).

This is generally a high-key image, but I'll tweak the top of the dune a little bit. Thanks for the suggestion!


... and done :)

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