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The Desert of Hatta 2

The Desert of Hatta 2
Photo Information
Copyright: Juliet Igbalic (Kring) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 0] (121)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-11
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D60, Sigma 18-200 / 3.5-6.3, 67 mm HOYA circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-11-01 9:10
Viewed: 2171
Points: 7
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Hatta Desert where famous desert safari where being enjoyed here.
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Nice use of subtle light and the textures in this pop out.

Hi Juliet
That's a great shot. The colour of sand is fascinating. And so are the contours and the patterns created by the dunes. On composition I have feeling you could have put the skyline at the one third to create an interesting symmetry. I have tried a workshop. Let me know if you like it.

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  • Mitch Gold Star Critiquer [C: 240 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
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I totally agree with Mukesh about the fascinating colour to the sand, Juliet, but i'm not sure about the cropping shown in the workshop.

Although technically, he's correct in the rule of the thirds, there are times when the rule can be broken.
I think this is perhaps one of those times.
Due to the total lack of detail on the horizon, the sudden colour change and demarcation between land and sky gives an almost ying yang abstract to the shot.

The detail in the shot is well portrayed with the gentle ripples of sand, and the few small trees/shrubs and footsteps on the nearmost dune add a great sense of scale and perspective.
The light is fantastic.

There are a a couple of tiny things I'd change, and that would be to tidy up the very small, almost invisible dust spots/smudges and perhaps exaggerate the blue of the sky?
Perhaps removing the watermark altogether , or moving it out of the way. As it is, it covers up some very important detail in the shot
to show a comparison, I too have done a workshop.

In essence though, a really beautiful shot, well done.


A few dust bunny, and minor details that can be easily fix, via "minor" I'm not crazy about watermark myself, but yours is a least discret..)))

But the overall photo, has been well executed. Exposure and contrast are just right. Sharp and crips, love that redish sand, tho I like the cooler version, done in the workshop. None of less you've presented a fine photo. Well done.

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