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Challenge: Granular II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Opteka 6.5mm f/3.5 Manual Focus Aspherical Circular Fisheye
Location: Umm al Quwain, UAE
Date: Sep 4, 2011
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 5, 2011

Living in Dubai, it didn't take me long to figure out something granular to shoot :) Got this sand dune shot on the way to the liquor store in Umm al Quwain. The bad news was they were out of Crown Royal. The good news was that the light was perfect around 5 p.m., and the sand dunes looked awesome.

Woo hoo! My 2nd blue! I'm shocked that this picture did so well. I was so mad after I sent it off because II didn't crop the picture better. That hill on the right still bugs the hell out of me. Thanks to all for the votes and comments!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 128
Avg (all users): 7.1149
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 7.0333
Avg (non-participants): 7.1579
Views since voting: 3440
Views during voting: 334
Votes: 174
Comments: 27
Favorites: 7 (view)


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04/15/2012 11:26:03 PM
This is so incredible! I love love LOVE your work!
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09/17/2011 09:31:40 AM
Had to be,Congratulations.
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09/16/2011 03:42:02 PM
Brilliant shot, congrats!
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09/16/2011 12:19:54 PM
congrats on the blue, great patterns going on here
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09/16/2011 08:30:41 AM
Absolutely spectacular!! Was a 10 from me. Huge congrats!
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09/15/2011 07:17:29 PM
i love this foto is sooo nice
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09/15/2011 07:45:47 AM
Congrats - Knew this had to ribbon for you.
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09/14/2011 10:37:12 PM
I think the little tuft in the upper right adds some additional interest.

More fine work.
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09/14/2011 07:47:08 PM
Ha! Your commentary is wonderful.

So is the image! LOL!!
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09/14/2011 08:29:55 AM
great warmth to the sand, a freaky nice fisheye wide angle look. congrats and well done.
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09/14/2011 03:24:20 AM
The only 10 I gave out. A well-deserved blue.
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09/14/2011 01:54:31 AM
Beautiful. Congrats on your ribbon.
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09/14/2011 01:44:14 AM
WD on another Blue so soon after your first. A trend?
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09/14/2011 12:06:11 AM
Crap...I gave it a 9 and was going to come back to give the 10 but the time got away from me ! Sorry.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2011 11:22:16 PM
Ha! Now that is a cheesy title, topped off with some great shadows.
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09/13/2011 08:32:14 PM
Great title. Love the complementary tones between sky and sand. (I do see some banding in the sky.)
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09/13/2011 08:20:21 PM
Beautiful composition, rhythm, and light.
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09/13/2011 06:33:54 PM
enthralling!
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09/13/2011 02:44:35 PM
very nice job! good angle and lights! Strange but beautiful texture
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09/13/2011 02:02:17 PM
Aside from the unfortunate black hole, this is an awesome picture!
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09/13/2011 01:19:41 PM
almost a cartoon. I like it.
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09/13/2011 12:25:00 AM
wow very amazing
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09/10/2011 06:35:21 PM
This is working for me. I like it.
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09/08/2011 01:25:07 AM
Top 3. Wonderfully brilliant.
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09/07/2011 06:53:28 AM
Could well be my top pick,superb shot.
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09/07/2011 06:27:46 AM
Awesome patterns in the sand.
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09/07/2011 06:25:39 AM
Awesome image. Great leading lines, of course, but the overall tone and smoothness is just amazing. Clever title as well. Top marks.
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