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Sand Dunes #7

Sand Dunes #7
Photo Information
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, Artwork
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-09 6:29
Viewed: 965
Points: 28
[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 about 10 miles west of Yuma, Arizona.

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Nice light and shadows. Great colors.

what a great landscape with fantastic soft light enhance the vastness. congratulation with thanks for shearing.

Hello Eleu,

Very nice landscape in the midst of a battle between light and shadow. Very clear details of the small "waves" in the sand.

Best regards


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2011-09-09 7:35]

Hi Eleu,
This is BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL...... Your lighting is fantastic, good natural colors, great subject, nice details ! Just a wonderful all-around photo. Congrats ! TFS Julie

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-09-09 8:07]

Hi Eleu,
A splendid composition with these sand dunes containing such warmth from perhaps a late afternoon sunset. Bautiful curves of the sand nicely caught by your artistic abilities. Nice texture and a pleasant contrast with the blue sky.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hi Eleu
another good image that also feels like the Sahara desert. nice natural colors. splendid clarity of curves. I like the play of light on the dunes.

Hi Eleu..nice landscape...your light and tones are perfect and the details and focus in the foreground make the shot even more interesting. Nice job.


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2011-09-09 20:01]

Hi Eleu,
Interesting photo - good capture of the light and the shadows. May be could be a bit sharper. Still a very pleasing view to look at.

Hi, Eleu. The POV with these beautiful color and lighting is remarkable. Excellent exposure and a very elegant composition. Cheers.

What a wonderful capture from sand-dunes with perfect details from the ripples created by the wind, dear Eleu!

Great sharpness and well management of exposure and balanced (sun)light you got on their surface.
The colors are natural and clarity is superb.
Nice composition all in all!

Best regards,

A great bird's eye or, better, pilot. Excellent high POV and narrow DOF. Great luminosity and some good shadows. Tones, shapes and textures superbs.
Very well done MF

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-09-10 8:38]


Mervielleus eiamge et compo quelle vue sur ces dunes quel tons douxx fantastique iamge et compo ce jeu d'ombre et de lumière cette douceur, une merveille.

Bravo et amitié


Nice flow of shapes,it's important to be there at the right time of day.Excellent image,Otto.

Hi Eleu,
Beautiful dunes near the border with Arizona and the Mexican state of Baja California,
beautiful colors and contrast with a nice point of view,
good details of the sujet..
Excellent landscape too.

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