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The Dunes
The Dunes
Sammie


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Challenge: October Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ10
Location: Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado
Date: Oct 29, 2004
Aperture: F4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Landscape, Travel
Date Uploaded: Oct 29, 2004

Editing: Crop,Rotate, Crop agin, levels, saturation, contrast, more levels, a bit of dodging and burning on clouds, noise reduction, resize, unsharp mask, sharpen tool on few areas of mountains, save for web.

This is the newest National Park in the United States - The Sand Dunes National Park in the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado. Alamosa is the largest city in the valley. The Sand Dunes used to be a National Monument and was just changed to a National Park.

Statistics
Place: 32 out of 487
Avg (all users): 6.6145
Avg (commenters): 7.8462
Avg (participants): 6.5556
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 1954
Views during voting: 330
Votes: 249
Comments: 19
Favorites: 5 (view)


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04/24/2005 01:06:35 AM
i like this, it almost looks like Africa
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04/05/2005 03:22:15 AM
Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous Sammie!
So much depth here - almost a 3D feel.
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11/08/2004 05:53:10 AM
Wow, stunning shot, congrats on another personal best! Great light and composition.
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11/08/2004 12:20:55 AM
Beautiful image!! A fitting tribute to our newest National Park. Well done!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2004 10:58:59 PM
Beautiful! The textures and patterns of light and shadow are amazing. The sand, mountains, and stormy, then blue, sky make an incredibly varied image. The best so far!
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11/05/2004 06:22:41 PM
Love the lighting on the dunes. Really beautiful. Also love the mountains and the low clouds. Almost wondering if cropping out the blue sky would work, too...? Nice job.
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11/05/2004 05:32:06 PM
Stunning scene.
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11/04/2004 07:55:59 PM
I have spent quite a bit of time in Morocco and in the Sahara. This reminds me very much of what I saw there. The composition is terrific. I like the zones of the photo (plane, dunes, mountains, clouds and sky) and the way they reinforce each other. I like the dramatic contrast fo the dunes and their perfectly captured color. I like the light falling on the brooding mountains that seem to be watching over the dunes like a parent watching over a child. I'd like to know where you took this. You really nailed it! (10)
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11/04/2004 04:28:59 AM
A wonderful image and a winner at least in the top 10
lovely tones and depth to this
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11/03/2004 11:05:37 PM
...stunning...
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11/03/2004 09:11:56 PM
Nice landscape shot, colors are perfect, and you nailed the rule of 1/3's.
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11/03/2004 12:35:02 PM
beautiful shot - great job of being in the right place at the right time (not luck!)
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11/03/2004 04:28:35 AM
I like that there seems to be five levels in this photo, very nice!
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11/02/2004 09:01:54 PM
Scenic and beautiful. Composition, color transitions, contrast, and focus are perfect. Good Luck.
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11/02/2004 04:39:32 AM
Interesting image. Perhaps a little too busy with the couds.. but perhaps they reflect the mountains and dunes.. .. there are a lot of layers.. but i think perhaps 1 too many... nice image though
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11/01/2004 10:45:49 PM
Classic, simple, rich color and texture. 8.
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11/01/2004 06:27:03 PM
Sureal landscape!
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11/01/2004 04:04:58 PM
Great shot... i like sun shining on top of mountains and clowds over them.
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11/01/2004 03:59:27 PM
Looks unreal, very nice colors...
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