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Death Valley Textures
Death Valley Textures
Ian-Andrew


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Death Valley, California
Date: Sep 24, 2006
Aperture: f18
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2007

This was taken during a trip to the States to see some of the west coast National Parks in September.
I am happy with the textures in this image, the sand grain in the foreground, the smooth dunes in the mid distance and then the rough mountains in the background.
This image seemed to work best in Black and White to bring those textures out.

Statistics
Place: 97 out of 712
Avg (all users): 6.4800
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.4607
Avg (non-participants): 6.5422
Views since voting: 924
Views during voting: 500
Votes: 350
Comments: 29
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/05/2007 09:35:03 AM
excellent shot. i especially love the shadow play in the sand!
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03/01/2007 08:19:41 PM
wow, this is beautiful.
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01/26/2007 04:42:47 PM
Totally underated IMHO. It is a great play of light and shadow.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 09:24:37 PM
Wonderful light and texture. Something tells me that you already know that, though. Good luck this week.
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01/25/2007 08:37:01 PM
Pure & Simple. Can't add much more! 9
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01/25/2007 03:42:45 AM
I love the play of light and shadows, on the sand dunes, in this one...
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01/24/2007 11:42:53 PM
beautiful image. i can't help but wondering, though, what you would have come up with if you had put the camera on a tripod or monopod and held it high above your head, but angled down just a bit. it seems like those deeper shadows could be very interesting from a different perspective...
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01/24/2007 08:16:55 AM
I love the textures and lighting!
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01/23/2007 10:50:47 PM
great composition. 7
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01/23/2007 08:44:38 PM
Very simple and clean. Good tonal range.
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01/22/2007 01:45:32 PM
B&W looks really good with this picture.
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01/19/2007 10:55:59 PM
Great textures and use of BW 9
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01/19/2007 01:40:33 PM
Very AA! Love the texture!
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01/18/2007 07:39:04 PM
Love the textures and the leading lines through. the shadows really add to the photo
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01/18/2007 12:15:34 AM
Beautiful, soft shades. Nice line. 10
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01/17/2007 06:41:54 PM
I love the leading lines and details in the foreground sand on this one. Maybe a touch more contrast, but that's probably a matter of taste. Very nice.
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01/17/2007 12:50:57 PM
Very nice composition - like the shapes of the shadows.
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01/17/2007 12:32:59 PM
love the simplicity of this photo.
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01/15/2007 02:12:40 PM
One of my favorites. You were very successful at catching the light. 9
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01/15/2007 01:09:58 PM
Death valley's texture captured beautifully! Lovely shot!
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01/15/2007 11:44:58 AM
Nice choice for BW, good flow into the scene, I wold have cropped a bit from the top, I find the darker area at the top distracting.
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01/14/2007 04:49:14 PM
I love it, but would also love more contrast.
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01/14/2007 01:52:14 AM
superb -- your eyes led you well here!

the light is outstanding in this shot -- the shadows contribute to a very compelling image

congrats on such a great composition

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01/13/2007 08:03:57 PM
Good B&W, nice sharp focus and DOF.
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01/12/2007 10:32:53 PM
Awesome. Love dunes and this one is perfect.
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01/12/2007 09:11:13 PM
What a stunning place this is and some how so well suited to Black and white :o) I like your composition and choice of portrait orientation, they work well together and give a real depth to the image :o)
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01/12/2007 08:22:30 AM
Lovely crisp focus. The detail and contrast are terrific.
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01/12/2007 07:46:58 AM
nice, i would like to see it in color ! i like the leading line over compo
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01/12/2007 02:04:11 AM
Great B/W.
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