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Challenge: Free Study XV (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1
Location: Oceano, California
Date: Nov 30, 2006
Galleries: Landscape, Textures
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2006

Taken at the Oceano Dunes of Central California. A special little spot not many know about. The sun light was wrong that day and so did not get the sharp contrasts we love to get from dunes. Took a lot of ps play to pull this out. Went back a few weeks later with mom 'Younger'(recent ribboner!), when the sun was right, but this formation had already changed! I loved the shape of it so had to use this shot. But on the other hand the clouds really top it off for me.

Wow, 7th out of 501! Thanks all for your votes! So glad you liked this as much as I do.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 501
Avg (all users): 7.1582
Avg (commenters): 9.3000
Avg (participants): 7.0917
Avg (non-participants): 7.3061
Views since voting: 2159
Views during voting: 279
Votes: 158
Comments: 21
Favorites: 4 (view)


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02/04/2007 11:46:13 AM
congrats in the highest rated 1000th
great shot
12/09/2006 09:21:43 AM
Excellent focused..lovely place!
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12/09/2006 08:03:38 AM
Stunning image with beautiful lines! Congrats on a top ten!
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12/08/2006 11:16:37 PM
Tender and beautiful with tones that warm the heart. Congratulations on your 7th place.
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12/08/2006 11:07:32 AM
Congrats on finishing in the top ten - however, I fully expected this to be a ribbon winner. It is such a fantastic picture! Nicely done!!
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12/08/2006 02:42:51 AM
Yeah Bea! Congratulations on the top 10 finish!
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12/08/2006 02:31:22 AM
Top 10! Congratulations! I, of course, expected this to blue. It is IMO. I read the comments on the blur. It looks like it was a windy day with blowing sand. Very nice as usual.
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12/08/2006 01:31:01 AM
Heck of a finish, Bea! Congrats on making top 10 in such a difficult challenge with this lovely, moody shot! Nipomo Dunes, if I'm not mistaken? I spent many happy hours there with the view camera back in the day...

Message edited by author 2006-12-08 01:31:54.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2006 09:15:50 PM
The great colors, texture contrasts and composition made me like this very much. Good luck!
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12/07/2006 07:10:48 PM
Awesome as usual.....
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12/06/2006 07:51:08 PM
Just when you think you are sick of these damn sand dunes another one comes up and I think "why couln't I get such delicate curves then I shot these damned sand dunes?". I take my hat off to you. Good find, and the choice to blur the fore and backround works very well
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12/06/2006 01:30:37 PM
Great job on the composition and the contrast between sand and sky.
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12/05/2006 09:32:10 AM
WOW!!!! This had better be on the front page!!! It's flawless!!! Excellent Work!
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12/04/2006 10:34:02 AM
Love your shapes as well as forms. I wish the clouds were whiter and the little triangle of dark to the left was not there. I still voted this one very high and will not be surprised to see it top 10. congrats ahead of time. ;)
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12/04/2006 04:52:23 AM
10- but what does it look like with a horizontal cropping? would it make it stronger.
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12/02/2006 05:56:23 PM
Very nice! Love the colors. The clouds seem to jump out at you. Good work! 10
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12/02/2006 05:33:46 AM
The perfect sand dune shot. Love the rich tonal quality!
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12/01/2006 10:16:55 PM
very pleasant,9
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12/01/2006 03:29:45 PM
Nice shot, but did you do some ps work in the left bottem? Some thing is not right there... Hummm I still love it 9
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12/01/2006 01:11:31 PM
Great contrasting colors. Assume this was a long exposure shot?
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12/01/2006 01:05:25 PM
Very interesting use of light & depth of field. It almost looks like a miniature model.
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