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written in sand
written in sand

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Challenge: Sand (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Blairstown, NJ
Date: Jan 2, 2009
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 15
Galleries: Abstract, Water
Date Uploaded: Jan 4, 2009

This is water and ice. rotated upside-down, cropped out most of the dark water, used calculations to black and white, used hue/sat to colorize it a sandy color (I blended the hue/sat with overlay to make it glow a bit), then I put on some curves for brightness and contrast. resize. USM. voila!

p.s. I used our new monopod to keep the camera still for 1/15 of a second! I'm really impressed that the wide-angle captured what looks like a macro to me.

Place: 107 out of 124
Avg (all users): 4.8039
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 4.6596
Avg (non-participants): 4.8679
Views since voting: 931
Views during voting: 306
Votes: 153
Comments: 15
Favorites: 2 (view)

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01/18/2009 01:52:53 PM
Posthumous - This is a pretty abstract shot. It's difficult to tell exactly what I'm supposed to be seeing, even after reading the description. Its difficult to determine how far away you were when you took the shot. The first thing that came to mind when I saw the shot was, "What is it?" And there's not enough to really grab my interest. It looks like the 1/15 sec exposure still gave you a bit of camera shake. It makes it not perfectly clear and although I don't think its a huge drawback to the photo overall, the voters tend to hate that. I didn't vote in this challenge, but I think I would have voted along the lines of the masses on this one. I wish you would have made the lines in the picture more of the focus of it.

So bottom line for me is I really don't get it. I don't see any relevance to the challenge looking at only the picture. Sorry. I guess you can't please all of the people all of the time. - Bob
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01/14/2009 08:35:28 AM
I like how you processed this. Like the glow. It reminds of the photos taken from space of ancient lines and drawings on earth.
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01/12/2009 07:29:06 PM
lines and tones all work here...
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01/12/2009 01:57:18 PM
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01/12/2009 10:59:39 AM
Beautiful. Enigmatic. Compels me to keep looking.
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01/12/2009 09:45:51 AM
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01/12/2009 12:13:16 AM
This is great, it looks exactly like a satellite image of a sand dune formed beside some? ocean. Maybe the "Dune de Pyla"
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/11/2009 09:36:18 PM
beautiful image
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01/11/2009 05:25:21 PM
This is good. Because it has no certain meaning, it allows many. It's also filled with little rewards for the patient observer. My personal interpretation (at least today) is about Time. 10.
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01/11/2009 10:05:54 AM
That's mesmerizing. Almost looks like something shot from space.
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01/10/2009 04:16:03 PM
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01/07/2009 06:36:07 AM
Very good abstract. I would have cropped more off the bottom though. An original and innovative approach to the challenge.
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01/06/2009 11:14:47 PM
Nice abstract view of whatever it is. Great textures and lighting. Not sure it really says "sand" a lot to me.
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01/06/2009 11:07:08 PM
A really nice abstract!
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01/05/2009 03:59:09 PM
Wonderful photograph. Great texture. Love it! 9.
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