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Imperial Sand Dunes #2

Imperial Sand Dunes #2
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Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1374 W: 0 N: 4385] (23784)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-13
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-28 6:54
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Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Algodones Dunes is a large erg (sand dune field) located in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of California, near the border with Arizona and the Mexican state of Baja California. The field is approximately 72 kilometers long by 10 kilometers wide (45 miles by 6 miles) and extends along a northwest-southeast line that correlates to the prevailing northerly and westerly wind directions. The name "Algodones Dunes" refers to the entire geographic feature, while the administrative designation for that portion managed by the Bureau of Land Management is the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (sometimes called the Glamis Dunes). (From Wikipedia)

Imperial Sand Dunes is located about 10 miles west of Yuma, Arizona.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-03-28 7:05]

Hi Eleu,
Fantastic light in this sand dunes composition.
Nice play with shadows and color tones and marvelous directional lighting. Great geometrical composition with all sorts of shapes and lines.
Great light management and such a neat presentation.
My regards,

Francis Xavier

Hello Eleu

Thsi is an awsome landscape, a perfect view of that deserted aria with just a few touches of dried up vegetation. Love the soft undulating sand dunes and that cloudless blue sky.
Nicely done

A wonderful scene from well shaped sand-dunes with an exceptional light distribution, Eleu!

The clarity and sharpness are amazing, and light is nicely managed. Great POV and well shown play between the light and shadow.
Good work!

Thanks and regards,

Hi Eleu
wonderful picture of sand dunes. beautiful soft tones. good capture of curves in a splendid play of light and shadows.

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  • Pauly Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 49] (288)
  • [2011-03-28 7:30]

Hi Eleu,

Sand dunes always come to life with low lighting you have done a great job here Elue,

Lovely colours and detail in the dunes, awesome depth of field, Top draw stuff here!,
Best Regards,


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2011-03-28 7:47]

The play of light and shadow makes this work in ways that a mid-day shot never could. I love the mood created by the early morning sun here

Superb, dear Eleu

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2011-03-28 8:13]

Hi Eleu,
you nailed the light & shadows with this capture,as well as the variety of tones.The shapes of the dunes give strength to the composition & I wish I could see a sky this blue in our area.

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  • HienVy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 697] (4273)
  • [2011-03-28 10:26]

Beautiful scene, Eleu.
Great light and shadows.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-03-28 11:22]


sueprbe compo e tiamge, mangigique quelle belle dunes quel contraste et tons très doux, fantastique.

Bravom et amitié


Wow. this is beautiful Eleu. The lighting and tones are magnificent. Great pov and crisp shot. Love it. TFS, Lori

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2011-03-28 15:40]

Hi Eleu,
Fantastic lighting... it really brings out the details here. Nice color tones and a wonderful scene of the desert. TFS Julie

Hello Eleu,

The dunes give a spectacular hilly landscape.
The tufts of grass in addition to the red color of light and shadow magnifiquent.
Note and pleasant presentation. Well done and TFS. Regards.

Hi Eleu,
Origanally coming from Namibia I can really appreciate this image.The tonal rangeNice depth and well composed.
created during different times of the day are amazing.

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