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Dune Fence at Winter's End
Dune Fence at Winter's End

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges: Abstracts /Patterns
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sony DT 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Aspherical ED High Magnification Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Date: Apr 9, 2009
Aperture: f/36
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2009

The winter storms here on Cape Cod always sculpt the sand into some new shape. Taken early morning on the path to Mayflower Beach with the "single line" competition at the local camera club in mind. I was also drawn to the herringbone pattern. In the thumbnail version I am reminded of a fern.

Cropped slightly on the right. Slight skew adjustment to align slat on the left with edge. Topaz adjust to bring out texture of sand, then cloned out halo around the post. Gradient, multiply in several areas. Duotone created by converting to black and white and tinting.

May 8th, 2009:
Thanks for the votes and comments. A new personal best. I've been here a couple of months now and am learning a lot. Thanks.

Place: 16 out of 435
Avg (all users): 6.6594
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 6.6701
Avg (non-participants): 6.6341
Views since voting: 2203
Views during voting: 250
Votes: 138
Comments: 21
Favorites: 5 (view)

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12/31/2012 01:15:01 AM
Diagonal composition and lovely shadows. That's what I love! :)
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05/19/2011 02:31:43 PM
Wow, what a cool image that is!
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03/17/2010 09:25:05 AM
Very nice photo
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02/20/2010 06:38:00 PM
Love this shot. Simple and interesting.
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05/10/2009 08:41:46 PM
PostLuminous Award Nominee!

This is so well seen, well executed. A "classical" image.
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05/08/2009 01:22:39 PM
I love the duotone conversion. Wonderful hue.
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05/08/2009 09:03:39 AM
woo hoo! Personal best, top 20, way to go!
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05/08/2009 07:59:48 AM
This is really gorgeous, Penny. Very clean and crisp, perfectly composed. Congrats on a great score and a new personal best, too!
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05/08/2009 06:28:47 AM
Nice shot, 10 from me. Memorable entry, IMO.
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05/08/2009 05:36:31 AM
One of the best photos in this challenge. I didn't vote this challenge, but if I had, I would have given you a 10. So in stead I'll give you my personal award.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2009 09:40:04 PM
Great abstract presentation.
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05/07/2009 04:58:01 PM
Really like the composition here.
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05/07/2009 02:46:01 PM
Absolutely gorgeous!
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05/05/2009 01:04:34 PM
Beautiful work, great sense for composition.
(In a next release, you should clone out the twigs and dots in the sand)
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05/05/2009 11:26:31 AM
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05/04/2009 11:01:51 PM
A very interesting image. Very plain in colour, very basic, and yet extremely effective. The shapes of the fence and its shaddows cast a simple pattern that makes this image really work. The composition is really good. The border compliments the photo very well. A very good and different submission
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05/03/2009 09:14:53 PM
I really like this, simple but elegant, good leading lines, perfect composition, not over processed
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05/02/2009 12:06:02 PM
I really liked the thumbnail but clicking through it's a little bit too sharp for me I think.

The shadows and the fence are gorgeous and the composition really works but the texture of the sand doesn't really work for me, I'd want it to be smoother instead of the one dimensional sandpaper look.

It's still a solid photo though. Also I am very well aware that the exact quality of the sand isn't under your control. A slightly different post processing might have changed the effect a bit though.
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05/02/2009 10:27:59 AM
Great shot. I love how the fence disappears
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05/01/2009 09:56:49 PM
Very different and unigue - a solid image that is crisp, sharp and properly framed and composed - a technical success in every way. From an artistic standpoint, it has significant impact being rich with excellant detail and the monotone approach perfectly suits the subject. This image would have worked as a black and white as well. Well done.
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05/01/2009 02:40:08 PM
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