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Challenge: Hidden Gem IV (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G
Location: Liwa, UAE
Date: May 14, 2012
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Jun 4, 2014

I got this shot about 2 years ago in the Empty Quarter where the UAE borders Saudi Arabia--the dunes there are completely untouched and stretch for hundreds of miles. Summertime seems to be the best time to get these shots because what little vegetation is there dies out or goes dormant, but the downside is that it's ridiculously hot.

I always liked this shot, but back then I didn't have a good long lens, so I used my 50mm prime and cropped it way down. The final product is barely 1500 px on the longest side before resizing for DPC. I'm looking forward to going back this summer with my 70-200 :)

Thanks so much for the votes and comments, I'm really surprised to see this on the front page with all the amazing photos in this challenge!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 239
Avg (all users): 7.2661
Avg (commenters): 8.4375
Avg (participants): 7.2549
Avg (non-participants): 7.3182
Views since voting: 1678
Views during voting: 224
Votes: 124
Comments: 32
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/23/2014 01:33:23 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon. This is beautiful!
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06/21/2014 07:38:18 PM
Congratulations! Awesome shot - so deceptively, and sensuously, simple - demanding of long scrutiny.
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06/20/2014 11:52:08 AM
The very fist time I opened this, I thought it was skin... it was one of those I kept coming back to just to look at, who would've figured I would find sand that fascinating??? The curves just lead my eye every where and I see some new design every time I look at this! Those shadows and high lights and waves are da Bomb dude!!!

Only thing I don't like is you put a can of whop ass on me! (sticking thumb in mouth and stomping out of the room in a pout}

hehehe... seriously CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
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06/18/2014 05:34:19 PM
Rob, another stunning finish... congrats on the Red with this beautiful sandscape!
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06/18/2014 10:10:01 AM
Positively sensuous and a 10 from me. I love the lines, the ripples, the play of light and shadow. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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06/18/2014 08:57:11 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Rob. Well deserved.
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06/18/2014 08:23:56 AM
Simply gorgeous. Congrats!
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06/18/2014 08:12:35 AM
Subtle and lovely, one of my favourites in the challenge and glad to see it ribboned. Well done!
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06/18/2014 07:30:46 AM
Congratultions ! a wonderful intriguing image
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06/18/2014 04:49:43 AM
Congrats on a well deserved ribbon. Wonderful image
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06/18/2014 02:39:17 AM
What a beautiful image! My Favorite in the challenge!
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06/18/2014 02:02:15 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon! Amazing shot!
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06/18/2014 01:10:16 AM
Rob, you're getting downright good at this. Congratulations on a splendid image.
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06/18/2014 12:04:19 AM
Whoo hoo Rob! Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/17/2014 10:50:41 PM
This is an image that keeps drawing you back. Light and texture and form. Feels like it would be wonderful printed large.
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06/17/2014 09:20:38 PM
All I can say about this image is WOW! The depth, detail, exposure, and the simple elegance is making me very jealous. I can only hope to take a photo this good one day.
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06/17/2014 04:57:32 PM
Beautifully symmetric.
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06/17/2014 02:58:46 PM
WOW! This has impact! Beautifully done, hope it does really well!
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06/17/2014 03:55:19 AM
Velvety smooth contours, amazing shot!
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06/16/2014 10:58:42 PM
Excellent image.. love the curves.
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06/16/2014 10:12:39 PM
Nice!
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06/16/2014 08:53:03 PM
This is incredibly beautiful. My top pick. A 10
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06/16/2014 03:59:08 PM
I love this shot, well done, 10 all the way to a ribbon
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06/16/2014 06:09:09 AM
Very well composed good detail good depth of field ..Well done
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06/15/2014 09:18:54 AM
Wow!
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06/14/2014 09:22:52 PM
Lovely textures and lighting.
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06/13/2014 10:55:52 AM
wow! a gem, food sure!
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06/13/2014 03:47:42 AM
Good golly I always fall for shots like this. Love this. Tones/shades, lines, colours, patterns, rythm, abstract. This is a winner for me
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06/12/2014 10:22:48 PM
So sexy, top 4
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06/12/2014 11:45:16 AM
This is something different and I like it a lot! No idea how you created this - looks like sand dunes painted with thick emulsion paint - wonderful! Would make a super print
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06/12/2014 10:40:00 AM
The finger prints of the earth.
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06/12/2014 03:29:17 AM
Wow, that is breathtaking. Nearly looks like lower halves of women.
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