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Dunes at Night
karmat


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Challenge: Homemade Landscapes (Basic Editing)
Collection: Abstract
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: canton, nc
Date: Apr 8, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: .2"
Galleries: Landscape, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 8, 2008

So, I had this fantastically wonderfully creative idea, but waited until Tuesday to even start. blech.

Lots of stuff, done the hard way with basic editing (which I generally prefer, oddly enough). Played with the colors a bit, noise reduction, contrast, clarify.

resized, hit "despeckle" and got rid of the shiny crystal things from the sugar.

Mounds of sugar in front of a piece of purple construction paper, side-lit with a flashlight, with a second flashlight shining on the left side of the paper.

i figure this will be yet another sub-5 entry. :/ but, i kinda like it, so

Statistics
Place: 34 out of 70
Avg (all users): 5.3904
Avg (commenters): 6.2941
Avg (participants): 5.0625
Avg (non-participants): 5.4252
Views since voting: 701
Views during voting: 587
Votes: 333
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/15/2008 07:44:01 PM
omg , just agret worke ! for the lightning and the idea >>10
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04/15/2008 03:56:17 PM
Unfortunately the image looks as though it's lost some quality... but the photo itself is excellent - awesome lighting. ;)
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04/14/2008 10:04:08 PM
Very nice!
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04/14/2008 05:45:18 PM
Nice idea with good shadows.
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04/13/2008 06:23:40 PM
Good use of a macro to convey a landscape here. Lighting adds a nice sense of drama,
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04/12/2008 03:33:32 AM
Very creative idea and nicely executed. I am still wondering whether this is brown sugar or a very artfully placed blanket, but what ever it is it works well. I love the subtlty of the curves that you have greated and the 'by moonlight' adds another level. Beautiful textures. Bumped to 9
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04/11/2008 10:25:59 AM
Kinda borind i dont really like the lighting though
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04/11/2008 10:17:25 AM
this is a really good shot, but the blue light on the left side steals emphasis on the picture. Maybe an all black background could help
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04/10/2008 11:29:41 PM
Good concept. I feel that the purple on the left takes away from the nice contrast lighting on the dunes.
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04/10/2008 08:08:23 PM
nice and simple
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04/10/2008 04:37:52 PM
sugar grains?

The details on the grains look strange to me. Might be the resolution and the way you've sharpened it.
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04/10/2008 10:18:13 AM
The lighting and texture is very nice. It all adds up to look like real sand dunes.
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04/09/2008 10:37:30 PM
Very good idea. The foreground shadows are bit too dark though. Would've been nice to see a little more texture there.
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04/09/2008 08:56:50 PM
Good composition and idea; wish the light was a bit more even across the front dune and less bright on the left.
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04/09/2008 01:32:05 PM
I like the textures and lighting. I feel like this is lunar type landscape and I keep expecting to see a lunar module or space man pop up behind the ridge.
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04/09/2008 12:13:46 PM
too much shadow, a little bland
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04/09/2008 11:26:47 AM
It looks a little OoF but I like the concept and dramatic lighting.
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04/09/2008 02:11:40 AM
nice abstract. 7
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04/09/2008 12:54:22 AM
the dof is a bit too shallow imo... would have been nice to have more sand in focus esp in the foreground left
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