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The break in your whisper
The break in your whisper
Brad


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Challenge: Landscape II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: California Imperial Sand Dunes
Date: Nov 6, 2005
Aperture: F9.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Emotive, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Nov 8, 2005

* 18mm focal length with kit lens.
* Very little editing. Levels & minor saturation adjustment is all. Full crop.
* Major PS re-works are all the rage, but I'm trying to use less PS and more camera. Hope I succeeded.

Prints up to 24x36 available!

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 403
Avg (all users): 6.8439
Avg (commenters): 8.2593
Avg (participants): 6.8258
Avg (non-participants): 6.8551
Views since voting: 2031
Views during voting: 481
Votes: 346
Comments: 45
Favorites: 5 (view)


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11/19/2005 02:31:15 PM
I love how little you did here..a completely refreshing look..this is one of those shots that know needs to be printed nice and big and then just stared at..nice work..
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11/18/2005 11:20:29 PM
Can't thank you all enough for the gracious comments here.
Pictures do not do the moment justice and should be experienced at least once.
11/18/2005 08:09:54 PM
dood there's no nobility in being a purist. As artists I say we make the best image we can, be it through photoshop or all in-cam.

That said, i'm not sure there's anything PS could do to make this better than it already is. Beauty-freakin-ful.

well done.
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11/16/2005 11:51:58 AM
I regret not really having gotten to go to the imperial desert when I was a child growing up in San Diego.

(we were poor, and well most of my time out there we only had a moped for a car - so it's kinda hard to take a family trip out. though I did do some camping out in the desert with my father a few times)

Great shot BTW
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11/16/2005 11:24:29 AM
Great use of raking light. Congratulations on the top 10 finish! (And with the kit lens!)
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11/16/2005 10:09:19 AM
Congrats on your top 10 finish. Breathtaking shot.
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11/16/2005 07:53:32 AM
Lovely shot Brad. Was glad to see this one do so well.
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11/16/2005 06:47:14 AM
carly simon revival! my all time fav song of hers.
nice to see you're back on form, not that you werent, good subject
helps. :)
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11/16/2005 06:35:34 AM
Nice top ten finish, Brad! So is this what BFE looks like? :-) Congrats!
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11/16/2005 03:05:09 AM
Very lovely. Never seen the desert but this encourages me to go there one day it is so peaceful and just breath taking. Just love the patterns and the colors. Aloha, Renee:)
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11/16/2005 01:41:44 AM
althought it's top 10, I'm still not sure it finished high enough. Great shot.
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11/16/2005 01:11:30 AM
Hey Brad: this is a very fine study and one of my favorites because of its subdued charm. Congratulations on your TOP TEN FINISH.
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11/16/2005 12:39:03 AM
so beautiful! congrats on top 10! :)
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11/16/2005 12:38:09 AM
Nice Job Brad i have seen some of this in your earlier work But this well.. This is breathtaking..That sun pattern well thats the frosting. awesome...
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11/16/2005 12:23:41 AM
Nice Top 10 in a big challenge...
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11/16/2005 12:15:01 AM
Congrats on the top 10 Brad!! Of my two 10's this was one of them. It's beautiful and reminds me of home. Lovely.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/15/2005 11:51:30 PM
A capture that turns the imagination. Bumping up.
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11/15/2005 09:49:18 PM
Love the deep brown reddish hues on the windswept dunes. And I love how the light carresses the dunes to illuminate the crests and deepen the shadows seen on the dunes. Love the title of the piece as well for it plays into the imagery of the sun just peeking with it's one great eye over the gentle slope of the hill to sneak a look at the wind as it has breathed it's whisper upon the sands.
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11/15/2005 08:58:51 PM
interesting title and lighting
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11/15/2005 12:15:14 PM
great picture, you've captured the texture and sun beautifully
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11/14/2005 11:28:51 PM
I gasped when I saw this photo! Wow 9
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11/14/2005 12:31:28 PM
wow very well done
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11/14/2005 10:22:48 AM
This is so beautiful. I love the textures in the sand and how it contrasts with the clear, smooth sky.
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11/13/2005 01:32:55 PM
looks like velvet, beautiful
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11/13/2005 12:57:46 PM
great shot love the soft light waving over the sand
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11/13/2005 12:56:05 AM
wow - you just don't see this around here - and I can truly appreciate that alone as well as the quality, coloring, smoothness and detail, stunning image - great job :)
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11/11/2005 11:21:30 AM
Very nice. The photo was taken at the perfect time.
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11/11/2005 11:11:10 AM
Beautifull picture, deserves a ribbon! Wonderfull colors, the halo around the sun is nice.
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11/10/2005 11:58:33 PM
Isn't this the cover to the movie Dune? If not, this would have been a better choice. Great shot.
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11/10/2005 11:11:10 PM
Outstanding picture! Colors, texture, flare - awesome! <10>
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11/10/2005 09:24:24 PM
Lovely detail in this shot!! The sand dunes look AMAZING. Love the sun on the horizon and the shadows in the sand. Very very well done!
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11/10/2005 08:50:12 PM
WOW ... great one... i was waiting for a desert shot... and this ones great 9
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11/10/2005 03:37:56 PM
Absolutely stunning! What can you say. I'ts perfect. PERFECT! 10
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11/10/2005 03:33:41 PM
Love it. Amazing textures on the sand. The moment you captured with the rays from the sun coming over the dune is perfect. I love the subtle blue in the sky and the way you eye follows the top of the dunes over to where the sun is rising. 10.
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11/10/2005 08:32:51 AM
Great contrast. The sun and rays add interest. Good luck.
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11/10/2005 07:54:02 AM
great photo
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11/10/2005 02:17:30 AM
gorgeous texture & light. 9
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11/10/2005 01:16:47 AM
I think if the sand were a little brighter, then the shadows would be more dramatic, and at the same time. Tough call though, since the sun is already partially blown out. Maybe if taken just a few seconds later?
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11/09/2005 08:27:52 PM
At first I was a bit ambivalent about the sunflare, but on second thought I really like it. Wonderful capture...
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11/09/2005 06:56:33 PM
Striking pure image. Really lke the simplistic style. I think it suffers in basic editing, It would be much stronger with more contrast in the sands. 7
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11/09/2005 05:26:37 PM
The pattern of the lines in the sand is amazing, I love this shot. Great job.
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11/09/2005 12:05:40 PM
wonderful photo
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11/09/2005 03:37:39 AM
Fantastic shot. I really like the setting sun. Well done.
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11/09/2005 01:53:24 AM
Nice texture. I would prefer the sand to be a little brighter though.
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11/09/2005 12:56:15 AM
The great sand dunes. nice.
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