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The Dunes

The Dunes
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Copyright: Julie Thornton (Juliet) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-11-18
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-12-04 8:54
Viewed: 1331
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo the weekend I spent in Cape Cod. It was one of the dunes that led down to the ocean. This one of my first tries on a B&W-and found it a bit harder than I thought-- all critiques are appreciated.

PP: Converted to B&W, sharpened, added contrast, ran thru Photo Filtre, cropped and framed.

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To cezar62: Thanks CezarJuliet 1 12-23 12:41
To dbp: thanks 4 the originaldbp 1 12-11 12:44
To dbp: Hi DavidJuliet 1 12-09 12:38
To mortcdz: Hi MarkJuliet 1 12-07 06:56
To drum: Hi FranciscoJuliet 1 12-05 15:22
To Janone: Hello JanJuliet 1 12-05 08:08
To jamfest: Hello DavidJuliet 1 12-04 16:11
To johnnymag: Hi JohnJuliet 1 12-04 16:10
To izmirli: Merhaba GurkanJuliet 1 12-04 16:09
To GreenBaron: Hello HansJuliet 1 12-04 15:00
To ttreen: Thanks TriciaJuliet 1 12-04 14:48
To Shogun: Hi ShogunJuliet 1 12-04 14:46
To shelbeesmom: Hi LindaJuliet 1 12-04 12:36
To SunToucher: Hello NiekJuliet 1 12-04 12:35
To tales: Hello EvrenJuliet 1 12-04 12:33
To mansua: Hola Manrique.Juliet 1 12-04 12:30
To CherryRedChevy: Hi PhilippeJuliet 1 12-04 12:28
To tulare: Hi LawrenceJuliet 1 12-04 12:27
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  • rater Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 196 W: 52 N: 111] (957)
  • [2006-12-04 9:00]
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I like the shadows of the fence... I have the impression that it is a little overexposed, but maybe is the contrast... anyway, I like the ovearall composition!


Hi Julie,

A first try, but a good try !
I really like this composition with his geometrical shadows...

Thank you for Sharing,

woow exellent ,the bw is great here,very clear picture the shadows of course but also the mood and all tones and textures ,from white ,grey and black

Excelente imagen en B&W, las sobras y la composición están muy bien.
Felicitaciones Julie.

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  • tales (106)
  • [2006-12-04 9:39]
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hi julie.
i like this.wonderful.

Hi Julie,
You did great on your first B/W conversion. The contrast and the exposure is perfect. I love all the lines of the fence and the shadows.

Beautiful BW shot Julie! really like the lines and shadows! Sometimes BW is the only way to go!

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2006-12-04 14:03]
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Hi Julie,
Love your bw .. It looks so soft and warn in the dunes. great shot!

Hi Julie,
Excellent B&W picture. The shaddows are supurb! Great sharpnes my dear Julie. TFS.

merhaba dear julie
very good black white picture.beautiful shades and composition.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Hi Julie,
great job with the B&W. Great compo and you have presented this very well. Lots of lovely lines running right through the shot, with great DOF. Well done and TFS,

Very nice for a first try. I like the patterns the fence and it's shadow creates. Great DOF.


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  • drum Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 119 W: 45 N: 22] (625)
  • [2006-12-04 18:27]
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very good first try i think
contrast and tones are carefully on the spot
good shadows/high lights' game
good DOF too

good work

Hello Julie.
The picture is strong enough, but that fence??? lol

hi Julie. good choice on converting to
black and white. it added more drama to the
shot. great sharpness and framing. Tfs


A great mix of shapes created by the fence and shadows - and a good choice to go with b&w which focuses attention on the lines and doesn't allow the eye to get draw to pretty coloured things (and away from the fence). Great stuff!
Thanks for sharing

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2006-12-08 13:28]

Nice monochrome presentation. Well illumined perspective in a high contrast. Details are excellent. Well done Julie.

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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2006-12-11 12:42]
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Hi Julie .
great pic.
wonderful work.
I wonder what were the original colors? -> thanks - 11.12.06
what will happen if you'll change to yellowor red or orange variations?(the sun colors).

Hi Julie!
Just perfect shadows and light play.Very good composition.Good work.

Hola Julie. Me gusta tu foto. La composicion de las formas es muy llamativa, asi como el contraste. Sin embargo, y no se porque, falta profundidad, es decir, a lo mejor faltan matices entre el fondo y el primer plano. Fuerte y sin embargo falta profundidad. ¿como ves? Un saludo y muy bien!

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