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« on: November 08, 2012, 01:37:55 PM »
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Thoughts?

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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 02:10:26 PM »
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What a gift that moment is Jeremy!,

But I feel I want to crop off the left OR crop off the bottom — but that's just me, it is after all your picture.

Cheers,

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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 06:35:29 PM »
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Well-seen and captured. White Sands National Monument?
The blue cast in the shadows seems a little odd. Expected for snow, less so for sand.
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 02:07:54 AM »
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Well-seen and captured. White Sands National Monument?



Well, isn't sand supposed to be white in White Sands NM? Jeremy must still be shuffling through the sands of Death Valley!

 Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2012, 02:09:30 AM »
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Thoughts?

Jeremy

Sweet curves and very nice play of the light on the dunes.
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 03:29:37 PM »
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A beauty.
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2012, 10:15:37 AM »
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A truly splendid shot, Jeremy. it's a relief and a pleasure.

From what I've seen on User Critiques during my 8 days on the road the posts seem to be tending more and more toward tourist snapshots rather than serious attempts at fine art photography. That comment probably will bring back "what is art?" head-banging from those who haven't been through the argument a time or two, but those familiar with the work of the masters know what art is and don't need to try to define it in words. For the most part, what I'm seeing on here lately isn't it.

We need more work like this on here.
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2012, 02:46:04 AM »
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Thanks, all. I have played with various crops (this is part of a much larger and rather uninteresting panorama) but this one seems to me to be the nicest. François is right: it's part of the Mesquite dunes in Death Valley. I'm back, but my mind is still there. I'd not noticed a blue cast: maybe it's due somehow to the sRBG conversion.

Jeremy
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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2012, 09:11:58 AM »
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A great study of forms and shadows. I like how the greens complement the scene.
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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2012, 12:07:29 PM »
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I wish I'd taken it!

I fell in love with the dunes at Stovepipe Wells when I was in Death Valley.
Lovely shot, Jeremy!
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« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2012, 01:43:08 AM »
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All been said - well done!

Mike.
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« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2012, 03:44:25 AM »
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…I fell in love with the dunes at Stovepipe Wells when I was in Death Valley.

I'm in love too... The dunes are easily accessible and a fantastic playground for photography. Last time I was there, I was so taken by the place that I ventured far away from the road. It took us more than three hours - at night - to get out of the dunes.
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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2012, 03:04:15 AM »
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Lovely Jeremy..

It reminds me of the red Kalahari sand dunes that I want to go back to one day with a camera and not a hunting rifle.
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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2012, 08:19:43 PM »
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I agree with you Russ.

If people are playing with software or toying with a new lens it shouldn't be posted here. I haven't been very active in here because I don't feel I've produced anything worth classifying as fine art.

Jeremy, you are one user of a couple that  I keep my eye on in here, for what it's worth.

I do agree about the blue shadows. Otherwise, a nice capture to pour over.
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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2012, 08:41:05 AM »
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Robbie, I have a hunch you and Scott need to calibrate your monitors. I don't see a blue cast in the shadows with either of my desktop computer monitors calibrated with the Spyder 3 and constantly kept in calibration through the online Spyder sensor.
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« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2012, 11:19:22 PM »
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You're probably correct Russ. I suppose I should hold off on my colour critiques until I get that done. Thanks for enlightening me.
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« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2012, 12:24:31 PM »
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I'm in love too... The dunes are easily accessible and a fantastic playground for photography. Last time I was there, I was so taken by the place that I ventured far away from the road. It took us more than three hours - at night - to get out of the dunes.

I was on my own, so I thought I'd better be more cautious.

I loved the dunes but I found the whole place quite marvellous, with its wonderful contrasting landscapes in a fairly small area. I'm glad I ignored your (no doubt very well-meant) advice to avoid Death Valley. I was lucky, in that the storm front which entirely wrecked my stay in Bryce had passed over Death Valley just before I arrived and so the temperature didn't even hit 100° while I was there.

I've added it to my "go back" list. Two days is nowhere near enough.

Jeremy
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« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2012, 04:53:02 PM »
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Robbie, I have a hunch you and Scott need to calibrate your monitors.
I think this might be right. I am seeing some clipped blue on an uncalibrated laptop but not on my calibrated desktop.

Lovely shot. What delights me is the quality of the composition - the refined energy and balance in the lines, forms, textures, colors.
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« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2012, 04:57:46 PM »
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I missed this image until now - apologies to Jeremy.

I really enjoy this image.
The cast in the shadows don't bother me particularly.

Well done to Jeremy to see this result from a much larger composition.

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« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2012, 03:43:58 AM »
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I was on my own, so I thought I'd better be more cautious.

I loved the dunes but I found the whole place quite marvellous, with its wonderful contrasting landscapes in a fairly small area. I'm glad I ignored your (no doubt very well-meant) advice to avoid Death Valley. I was lucky, in that the storm front which entirely wrecked my stay in Bryce had passed over Death Valley just before I arrived and so the temperature didn't even hit 100° while I was there.

I've added it to my "go back" list. Two days is nowhere near enough.

Jeremy

I'm also glad that you had luck with the weather and went to DV. It's an amazing, magical place but it can be quite hostile once temperatures go above 45°c (112F). I just hope that you have no hard feelings against me for my "bad" advice.
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