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Challenge: Hidden Gem V (Standard Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: UAE
Date: Apr 14, 2015
Aperture: 16.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Nov 20, 2016

Wow, first ribbon ! Thanks to all for the great comments and rating.

I can understand the comments about a wider crop, and there was indeed more space on right side and below. It was my choice (possibly not the best) to emphasize light and texture. With a wider crop, this was more 'one more dune picture'...

If interested, some other pictures from the same place are here

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 107
Avg (all users): 6.7015
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.6471
Avg (non-participants): 6.8750
Views since voting: 868
Views during voting: 123
Votes: 67
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)


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11/30/2016 11:53:06 AM
this is great.
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11/28/2016 02:21:14 PM
Congratulations on your first RIBBON!

And such a beautiful image!
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11/28/2016 01:04:12 PM
Beautiful image, congrats on the ribbon (and first ribbon too!)
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11/28/2016 10:02:56 AM
Hey Michael, congratulations on the Yellow for this beautiful landscape. The sand is turned to a gold masterpiece sculpted by the wind. I think I might know why you're getting comments about a wider crop--the slanting lines on the right are strong leading lines, leading to nowhere. We read from left to right, so those lines are leading downward, to the edge of the frame. It's a slightly uncomfortable experience. I wonder what would happen if it was flipped. Then the lines would be leading upward, into the picture, creating a more comfortable viewing experience. Only a suggestion, Michael. It's beautiful as is.
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11/28/2016 04:37:36 AM
I whink my eye wanted this to be a little bit wider, but nevertheless a stunning picture and a well deserved third place.

Congrats!
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11/28/2016 01:19:33 AM
Congratulations!
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11/28/2016 12:34:47 AM
Congrats on the yellow - kinda matches all your golden magic.
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11/28/2016 12:08:45 AM
Thought this would do well. Congratulations, perfectly processed.

Edited to add; It's funny others mentioned the composition also, I felt the same too, but I didn't want to spoil the mood :-)

Message edited by author 2016-11-28 00:11:08.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/27/2016 11:21:43 PM
Fascinating
Bump
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11/27/2016 09:10:35 PM
I feel like the comp could be shifted to the photographers right a little but maybe that was not possible. The textures are excellent but would like to see a little more control of the brightest areas.
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11/27/2016 08:53:19 PM
Gorgeous color and textures with raking light accentuating all the right things. I might consider cropping the left side and the top to focus on a single ridge line.
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11/27/2016 08:12:01 PM
every time you think you have a handle on it, you a whooshed away. radical.
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11/27/2016 07:34:27 PM
Great shadows and colors!
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11/26/2016 06:48:48 PM
Lovely textures!
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11/21/2016 11:27:35 AM
ohhhh... so lovely!
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