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John White

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Challenge: Free Study XIII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Sep 11, 2006
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2006

Sand hills at Sleaford Bay South Australia. Shot in RAW.
Thanks for all the comments.

Place: 5 out of 615
Avg (all users): 7.1005
Avg (commenters): 8.2903
Avg (participants): 7.0204
Avg (non-participants): 7.3810
Views since voting: 3526
Views during voting: 332
Votes: 189
Comments: 42
Favorites: 18 (view)

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04/02/2009 04:47:00 PM
Thank you for making me as a fav because it brought me to your portfolio. BEAUTIFUL stunning shot. I'm in awe.
10/10/2006 04:55:33 PM
Congrats on the 6th place. Excellent shot!
10/08/2006 05:10:58 PM
An image that charms the senses. Clean and crisp and then telling a long visual tale. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
10/08/2006 04:50:47 AM
Thought I'd see this stunning shot in the top three. Huge congrats on your personal best and top ten finish.
10/08/2006 03:04:10 AM
you're such a whiz when it comes to sand and sky John...well done and congrats on 6th placing...out of a whopping 612 images, that really means something
10/08/2006 02:24:20 AM
A great shot John. I love the splitting of the frame and the wonderful processing to bring out every bit of detail in the sand.
10/08/2006 12:34:39 AM
Originally posted by boomtap:

I still think this is the best one.

I second that. While 6th is a fantastic finish, I can't believe it didn't finish in top 3. Of course I saw some of the other voting and couldn't believe how some pics got voted above others. Everyone has an opinion I guess.
10/08/2006 12:22:23 AM
Wow. Gorgeous shot. Congrats on your personal best and top 10!
10/08/2006 12:11:37 AM
I still think this is the best one.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2006 11:17:18 PM
8 - Excellent colors, textures and patterns. At first look I thought this needed a slight nudge rotate up on the right, but on looking again it seems fine. The only few (and minor) things were what appears to be feint footprints in the sand and the very bottom left corner 'triangle', but again - minor. Good color/contrast control, also like the darker shaded cloud in the distance, which likely cannot be appreciated at this size. edit:to add comments

Message edited by author 2006-10-08 16:33:08.
10/07/2006 05:15:07 PM
Wow! Look at that DoF... must've had the lens stopped down as far as it could go and then some :-) Very good work!
10/07/2006 12:05:12 PM
Great photo -
10/06/2006 10:34:23 PM
Great study in color contrast, with great detail. Just beautiful. 10
10/06/2006 12:06:14 PM
Wow, one of only a couple of 10's in this challenge. Excellent. Look forward to seeing this one in the ribbons with a description of location.
10/06/2006 07:24:33 AM
well done, balancing the lines of the sky against the line of the sand
10/05/2006 10:18:38 PM
amazing colours, great composition, very well done
10/05/2006 03:54:00 PM
Lovely bright and clean image.
10/05/2006 03:42:31 AM
fantastic textures and tones here...couldn't ask for a more suitable sky
10/05/2006 01:29:48 AM
Wonderful colors and composition!
10/04/2006 07:21:22 PM
I love the ripples and hills and the detail in the sky adds a lot to this image. I think the polarization is just a touch over the top for my taste. Maybe this was at high altitude. Just a little more detail in the sand area would have made this a tremendous image. As is, it's just excellent!
10/04/2006 02:18:32 PM
Double WOW!
10/04/2006 08:28:06 AM
Interesting textures, I like shots like this. Without question the shot is well done as it is, but perhaps it could be even more empressive, when you wait until the sun gets lower. This accentuates the rills in the sand even more due to the stronger shadows. Good luck for the challenge!
10/03/2006 09:48:52 PM
There is just something hypnotic about ripples in sand. Love it. I think the sky is a bit too saturated. Overall, good work!
10/03/2006 05:48:44 PM
10/03/2006 03:49:28 PM
A lovely capture of what looks like a massively open space.
10/03/2006 12:29:55 PM
This could be my most favourite picture ever!
10/03/2006 12:05:23 AM
oh wow! this is spectacular!
10/02/2006 07:09:50 PM
Simple and fabulous 8
10/02/2006 09:04:15 AM
A people,a dog, an umbrella...something for a good shot.
10/02/2006 08:49:30 AM
wonderful comour and clarity...excellent
10/02/2006 03:10:33 AM
this is very good. would love to see it square cropped at 720
10/01/2006 10:05:48 PM
Very beautiful, the blue in the sky is so deep and rich. The texutre in the dune is very nice as well.
10/01/2006 06:52:24 PM
No pun intended, but this is a bit grany at the bottom. Nice job otherwise.
10/01/2006 06:34:50 PM
Wonderful colors in the sky! I would like the sand closest to the camera to be a little sharper. Also, it looks like foot prints in the sand about halfway up the picture as well as a dark cloud or something in the sky directly above the sand on the right which are both distracting, but overall I love the composition. 8
10/01/2006 01:46:03 PM
Love this shot!
10/01/2006 01:41:14 PM
This is fantastic. Excellent work, hope you win the blue.

PS: My only comment in this challenge :-)
10/01/2006 01:13:45 PM
Gorgeous in its minimalism. The tones and clarity are perfect. 9
10/01/2006 11:33:12 AM
I like the image a lot, I wish the sand had more contrast in it to bring out the lines more.
10/01/2006 11:14:23 AM
10/01/2006 09:55:03 AM
This is a cut above the usual cliched dune. Very nice abstract image. 9.
10/01/2006 06:19:36 AM
Exceptionally good, and I think this will do really well.....Love the feeling of movement here...
10/01/2006 12:47:35 AM

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