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Sinusoidal Sands
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Challenge: Tilted IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Location: Liwa UAE
Date: Jun 18, 2013
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Jun 18, 2013

I got this shot in Liwa, UAE, in a deserted area called The Empty Quarter, where there's nothing but dunes for miles. It was 122 degrees F on my car thermometer, so I only stepped out to shoot when I saw something good from the car. Between 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. is when the light is perfect to show the dune ripples, which was when I found some good ones, so it worked out nicely.

I wasn't aware of this challenge until after I got home, then I started looking through my pics and cropping/rotating a few to see what I could do. I was conflicted about using this shot because I liked the uncropped/rotated version for the free study, but I really liked the surreal look and texture of it, so I went with it. Here's my untilted/lesser cropped version:

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Thrilled to get blue for this, thanks to all for the votes and nice comments!!

Untilted/uncropped version available at Fine Art America

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 61
Avg (all users): 7.0263
Avg (commenters): 8.9167
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 7.0476
Views since voting: 1875
Views during voting: 168
Votes: 76
Comments: 24
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07/01/2013 09:39:25 PM
Gorgeous no matter what direction it's in!
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06/29/2013 09:15:56 AM
Endlessly fascinating no matter what the orientation :) Great tones, textures, lines, shapes. Congratulations on the blue.
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06/29/2013 03:51:40 AM
Congratulations on the inevitable blue!
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06/29/2013 03:20:59 AM
Congrats buddy

Message edited by author 2013-10-29 13:27:03.
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06/28/2013 11:47:44 AM
Congrats on your ribbon!!! This was definitely my choice for best in show. The UAE is a fascinating place for photography, beautiful imagery!
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06/28/2013 04:52:04 AM
Makes me dizzy! Congrats on the blue!
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06/28/2013 12:15:06 AM
Amazing! Congrats!
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06/28/2013 12:08:21 AM
Wow didn't realise how awesome this was, it looked like cardboard when I first viewed it, excuse my ignorance, a top shot!
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06/28/2013 12:07:02 AM
Well deserved! Only 10 I gave this round.
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06/28/2013 12:05:07 AM
Beautiful! Amazed it didn't score higher. I was one of the 10s. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/27/2013 11:09:42 PM
Top pick for me. So well done, technically - and a really effective use of tilt/rotation to create a powerful abstract effect.
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06/27/2013 10:49:42 PM
Mighty scary
Bump
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06/27/2013 05:25:08 PM
Love this!
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06/27/2013 09:42:02 AM
nice
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06/26/2013 02:44:23 PM
In my top 5 - way to go. Fab !!!
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06/25/2013 09:57:06 PM
I love the way this looks like it is just flowing or dripping off the screen.
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06/25/2013 08:18:44 PM
Spectacular vantage point.
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06/24/2013 10:43:51 PM
Beautiful abstract!
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06/24/2013 04:37:06 PM
Very cool patterns.
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06/24/2013 09:03:57 AM
Wow! I am not a member so I cannot vote in this challenge, but this is my favorite submission.
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06/22/2013 11:52:14 AM
Top 3
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06/21/2013 10:03:21 AM
dizzying.

(effectively tilting an image with no horizon or a recognizable object is not easy. The subtle dizzying effect this image casts validates your achievement. For this and for the warmth and the rough yet soft texture I am (re)titling it "Sensual Sands")
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06/21/2013 04:04:54 AM
The 90° rotation works marvelously here.
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06/21/2013 03:25:51 AM
Wonderful shot - top shot - 10.
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