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Challenge: Something Old II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: White Sands, New Mexico
Date: Apr 12, 2006
Aperture: f/20
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Apr 18, 2006

A yucca plant in White Sands, New Mexico. I shot others with a bloom on top of the yucca, but I liked this photo better overall.

Cloned out a bunch of dust specs (glad it's advanced editing) and some minor distractions in sand. Tweaked levels a bit and saturation. Selective color - white: pulled back on the yellow channel. Cropped, resized, a tad of usm, border, save for web.

Thanks for all the votes, comments and favorites! I liked this shot, and couldn't pass it up for the challenge, even though like some say it is a bit of a stretch for "old." Sand is pretty old though. Thanks again!

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 402
Avg (all users): 6.7719
Avg (commenters): 7.6250
Avg (participants): 6.6542
Avg (non-participants): 6.8760
Views since voting: 3771
Views during voting: 419
Votes: 228
Comments: 56
Favorites: 40 (view)


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01/31/2007 11:28:07 PM
I had not seen this before, this is spectacular.
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01/31/2007 10:43:41 PM
Ohmy! This is beautiful! Surreal and so incredibly striking. I remember being White Sands. What a gorgeous capture of it!

I think I better give this one more favorite :)

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11/07/2006 01:41:06 PM
beautiful, new fav.
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09/30/2006 04:20:11 PM
This is nothing short of visual perfection!
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09/29/2006 03:55:35 PM
Great shot! Congratulations on your finish here and your 2nd place at Betterphoto (where the competition is intense!)
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09/18/2006 12:41:25 AM
this is a gorgeous photo!
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07/21/2006 02:51:56 PM
This is great, Beautiful colors an soooo sharp! faved it!!!
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07/21/2006 02:46:16 PM
Congratulations Marc on this shot being selected as Kodak POTD for July 21.
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07/13/2006 12:38:21 AM
Stunning, indeed!
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07/13/2006 12:26:57 AM
WOW! Outstanding shot. Absolutely stunning... New Favorite! :-)
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05/12/2006 12:16:24 PM
Outstanding shot at the best time to shoot the sand in WSNM. I'm envious. This is the type of shot that I hoped to achieve when I was there but was never able to pull it off. Bravo for seeing and capturing this wonderful scene!
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05/01/2006 11:16:31 PM
A most pleasing image to decorate any wall. Congratulations on your 5th finish.
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04/30/2006 02:20:13 PM
Beautiful color.
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04/29/2006 07:57:17 AM
Wonderfull composition! Great capture man!
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04/29/2006 05:59:06 AM
Love the composition and complimentary colors! Nice job on top 5
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04/29/2006 03:46:26 AM
wonderful photo. THought of it being in the top 3
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04/29/2006 02:39:35 AM
I pegged this as being in the top ten and I am glad to see you make it ;) Congrats!
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04/29/2006 02:02:35 AM
Beautiful shot. Great colors and lines and a good neverending fell. I gave you a 7 on this one.
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04/28/2006 09:24:13 AM
Very nicely done. The wind-blown sand leads the viewer's eye through the entire shot, sopping by each important element. The lighting is beautiful, wspecially with the highlight that separates the sand background from the sky. I'd really like to see the rest of the plant's shadow. While you have followed the rule fo thirds to a T, chopping off the shadow leaves me hanging just a little bit. Overall, and 8 in my little world of voting.
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04/26/2006 08:16:49 PM
Dayum, Marc, thought this was ribbon material fur sure! It was my top vote for the challenge. Great work.
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04/26/2006 10:14:10 AM
I'm glad the voters "got it." Congrats on top 10
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04/26/2006 01:04:36 AM
I loved this shot. The wrinkles in the sand tell its been there for a while. Maybe it was pushing the challenge, but it kept me looking!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2006 04:01:44 PM
Absolutely beautiful. New favourite, this is an exceptional image that I hope will do well even. Top 10 at least.
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04/25/2006 02:29:40 PM
Looks right out of a Sci-fi movie. Amazing subject and texture. I like how the bluish tones carry through the photo without being a bluish cast(does that make sense?). Well done!
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04/25/2006 12:26:00 PM
Beautiful blues.
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04/25/2006 11:27:30 AM
Good one! Like this color cast.
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04/25/2006 09:39:27 AM
10!!

I am a greenhorn. My opinion barely must be taken into account. I even invented my own voting system which everybody is free to criticize-I don't have a better one.

10- exceptional good. Real art.
9- better than commercial print. Between art and comercial print
8- could be a good commercial print
7- fair commercial print
6- ordinary snapshot, good technic
5- ordinary snapshot
4- ordinary snapshot, poor technic
3- no subject but good technic (colors, focus)
2- no subject, fair technic
1- no subject, no technic, no meaning
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04/25/2006 04:53:22 AM
Brilliant! Gave it a 10.
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04/25/2006 12:54:18 AM
Oh my! What a striking image! Amazing colors, texture. I hope you will share all the details of where/how it was taken.
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04/24/2006 04:01:32 PM
Beautiful picture, wonderful colours and light. I love it. However I don't see it as fitting with the challenge and I tend to make down for that. Sorry.
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04/24/2006 12:20:48 PM
Beautiful composition!
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04/23/2006 07:59:52 PM
9
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04/23/2006 07:49:57 AM
Fantastic shot, but... wrong challenge?
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04/23/2006 03:17:08 AM
Startling. The light is absolutely brilliant ... I love the effect of the near absence of the middle ground; at first glance it makes the background dune hover in the sky. Bump: 8.
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04/22/2006 12:24:50 PM
Clean, serene, and beautiful! I think this might be my favorite of the batch...
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04/22/2006 09:17:10 AM
excellent...hope you do well with this
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04/21/2006 08:32:44 PM
The picture is really lovely, but I think this is really a stretch for fitting the theme. "Old" isn't what comes to mind when I look at this. I would have given it an 8 or 9 if it really nailed the theme.
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04/21/2006 08:16:14 AM
This has to be the winning shot or al least a ribbon.....Magical.....
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04/21/2006 05:31:15 AM
Very nice picture, don't see the "old", though.
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04/21/2006 04:27:29 AM
So very gorgeous! Hope this gets the blue :)
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04/20/2006 07:18:45 PM
I have to say that I always love shots of what I believe is White Sands NM. I love how you captured the blue reflection in the colorless sand.
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04/20/2006 05:43:24 PM
Wicked cool image!
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04/20/2006 05:06:07 PM
This is very beteful, but old? I dont think so.
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04/20/2006 02:05:32 PM
Stunning and beautiful. Hope all of the trolls are hiding
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04/20/2006 01:04:39 PM
Nice message. Gorgeous photo. Love the crop and techs. Love how the sand is perfectly molded. Very Zen like. It's a 9 for me!
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04/20/2006 09:45:08 AM
Brilliant color toning!
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04/20/2006 05:42:58 AM
you know ,i see image and know that it wold be up there with the top 10.good work love the collor ,may be if you did make the shot a bit more panoramic it wold give it more open feeling 9
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04/20/2006 12:23:52 AM
Great shot, nice lighting and contrast. Top 20.
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04/19/2006 10:05:25 PM
really great shot but it is a stretch for the theme.....
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04/19/2006 10:01:30 PM
Wonderful photograph. I just think it is a stretch for this challenge.
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04/19/2006 09:21:50 AM
Beautiful composition. Perhaps relies a bit heavily on the title to fit within the contest subject, but artistically the image has real merit.
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04/19/2006 09:01:22 AM
This is one of my personal favourites. This is definitely a ribbon candidate.
Good luck.
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04/19/2006 04:56:00 AM
stunning!
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04/19/2006 01:18:18 AM
Wow! Stunning image.
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04/19/2006 12:43:21 AM
This is a beautiful image. It stands out amidst a sea of the same old thing. I love the complementary blue/yellow. Great light and shadow.
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04/19/2006 12:34:43 AM
mooilik!
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