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Jebel desert

Jebel desert
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Copyright: Frank De Cock (Dingo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-30
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Tamron 18-200/3.5-6.3 AF XR DI-II LD IF, @ ISO 200, B+W Circular Polarizer MRC
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Fly to the sun - Tunisia, fall 2008
Date Submitted: 2009-01-17 9:57
Viewed: 3060
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After our visit to a Berber troglodyte house, our tour guide made another stop in the outskirts of Matmata, where we could admire the Jebel desert landscape.

This desert is totally different to the Sahara, but also very beautiful. Whereas the Sahara is a 'sand desert', the Jebel is a 'stone desert'.

Tech talk

Not much time before the sun would set... still, I left the b+w polariser on the lens to get the most out of the contrast.

Adjustment layers for levels (minor tweak) and curves (a slight S shape for even more contrast).

Cropped in a more panoramic looking format, suitable for landscapes like this.

Downsized, sharpened and framed with a couple of home-tailored PS actions.

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hello Frank,
the view is excellent, clear shot, well seen landscape;
the "stone desert" seems to be huuuuuuge!
I like this presentation;
regards Karolina

  • janneman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 314 W: 7 N: 164] (1054)
  • [2009-01-17 11:17]

Vermits je al weet dat ik ne rare ben ...
kan ik je met een gerust hart vertellen
dat dit een moeilijke foto voor me is.
Ik hou wel van die lijnen maar ze overheersen niet genoeg
omdat je, IMO, ook de heuvels wilt weergeven
Dus iets minder groothoek ? ( en minder schaduw aan rechterzijde ? )
Zou dit iets zijn voor B/W ...


Great landscape! Lovely forms of the moutains and contrasts with the sun's shadow!
Good POV!

Joeps Frank
Hoe werkt die tamron? Het fijne aan je foto zijn de lijnen van de wegen. Het ziet er wel uit dat je foto niet recht is. Ze moeten ingebouwde compassen en meters in een camera steken, zou handing zijn en niet moeilijk!
Soit fijn landschap.

Good morning Frank -
First of all i want to thank you for visiting my page and for the workshop of my photo REFLECTIONS/LOGO. I really appreciate your very honest opinion and suggestions which are very helpful to me. Thanks again for everything.
In this photo, you have a wonderful presentation of a fantastic desert landscape. Your focus here is excellent as i can see a lot of good details of the desert. The shadow looks great and your panoramic looking format is fantastic! Good work Frank!
Grace Stout

Leuke foto met de lijnen. De pol. filter geeft een mooi effect, ik vind het lijken op de kleuren die je krijgt als je een film inscant.


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