Dune + edits

JuanoJuano Major grinsLima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,440 Major grins
edited August 4, 2021 in Other Cool Shots

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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am San Jose, CARegistered Users Posts: 8,288 Major grins

    I don't know about the band in bottom Cristobal. I would crop it out completely if mine. The rest of it is fantastic! Cheers!

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,717 Major grins

    @Stumblebum said:
    I don't know about the band in bottom Cristobal. I would crop it out completely if mine. The rest of it is fantastic! Cheers!

    Exactly my thoughts as well. Doing so leaves a stunning image. Good work, buddy.

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  • JuanoJuano Major grins Lima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,440 Major grins

    Yeah, I also was pondering. Will crop it. Thanks 😊

  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainAdministrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,434 moderator
    edited July 29, 2021

    If you crop the top so that there's no sky on the right edge instead, it looks like something from the movie Independence Day.

  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Registered Users Posts: 942 Major grins

    Wonderful B+W Cristóbal, well taken!

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Lima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,440 Major grins

    @Richard said:
    If you crop the top so that there's no sky on the right edge instead, it looks like something from the movie Independence Day.

    Thanks Richard good to hear from you!

    @El Gato said:
    Wonderful B+W Cristóbal, well taken!

    Thanks Gato.

  • willard3willard3 Jefe Máximo Registered Users Posts: 2,456 Major grins

    Love the lines and contrast, Cristóbal

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  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattleRegistered Users Posts: 1,298 Major grins

    Wow! I like it as is, But, Taz, and Toms suggestion has merit also. I like the subtle shades of light in the bottom band that create shape, and show the traces of texture. If you crop the bottom my suggestion would be to crop down from the top, a bit less than half of the sky.

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  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,717 Major grins

    @roaddog52 said:
    Wow! I like it as is, But, Taz, and Toms suggestion has merit also. I like the subtle shades of light in the bottom band that create shape, and show the traces of texture. If you crop the bottom my suggestion would be to crop down from the top, a bit less than half of the sky.

    I tried Phil's suggestion about adding cropping from the top. You end up with a semi-pano image that's really dynamic. I love it either way.

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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,073 Major grins

    Good one, Cristobal.

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Lima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,440 Major grins

    Thanks everyone. I am away from my editing software early next week I will post a couple of ideas.

    Many thanks

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Lima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,440 Major grins
    edited August 4, 2021

    As promised, here are a couple of versions.

    Naked

    With a sliver of grounding

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am San Jose, CARegistered Users Posts: 8,288 Major grins

    Liking both. Naked still ahead in my view! Cheers!

  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandAdministrators Posts: 12,785 moderator
    edited August 4, 2021

    Agree. The "Naked" version says more, but with less. You can see that it is in fact, still a dune even without the base dark ground below. It elevates ;) the pic to high-contrast abstract artwork -- essentially turning it all into negative (or positive?) space. It could also lose just a little of the top to tighten it up a bit. Either way, you have a winner with the "Naked" version.

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  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,717 Major grins

    @David_S85 said:
    Agree. The "Naked" version says more, but with less. You can see that it is in fact, still a dune even without the base dark ground below. It elevates ;) the pic to high-contrast abstract artwork -- essentially turning it all into negative (or positive?) space. It could also lose just a little of the top to tighten it up a bit. Either way, you have a winner with the "Naked" version.

    David's idea of shaving a little off the top, in addition to the bottom crop, is exactly what Phil had suggested. By doing so, the dunes appear to be stretched a bit horizontally......creates a really outstanding photo.

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  • JuanoJuano Major grins Lima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,440 Major grins

    Naked 2.0 a more pano version.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,717 Major grins

    Yes sir, buddy. This image belongs in a high-end gallery. There's one major issue, however. the light part of the dunes has now developed vertical lines where light and dark areas meet. It's an unusual pattern not seen in the other copies.

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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am San Jose, CARegistered Users Posts: 8,288 Major grins

    @black mamba said:
    Yes sir, buddy. This image belongs in a high-end gallery. There's one major issue, however. the light part of the dunes has now developed vertical lines where light and dark areas meet. It's an unusual pattern not seen in the other copies.

    +100

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Lima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,440 Major grins

    Thanks guys, Tom I'm not seeing what you are seeing, can you be more specific? Is anyone else seeing the same thing?

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,717 Major grins

    My monitor shows distinct vertical lines present where the dark and light areas meet near the top of the peak. These lines are of consistent width, somewhere between an eighth and sixteenth of an inch wide, and they are spaced about the same consistent distance apart. It's a consistent pattern. The lines are fairly faint.....no where near as dark as the black portion. I sure hope that this is an aberration of my monitor. In total, I see about 13 of these lines before they fade off into the left white area. The lines do not appear in the dark area. Again, they only appear near the top portion of the dune peak.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,717 Major grins

    News Flash!!!! I just fired up my two other computer systems. Neither one of those monitors shows these lines on your image. Hooray. Like I said, Cristóbal, it's a killer image worthy of praise.

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  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattleRegistered Users Posts: 1,298 Major grins

    Absolutely agree with Tom. I can picture this hanging in a high end gallery! Love it!

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  • JuanoJuano Major grins Lima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,440 Major grins

    Thank you everyone for the comments and crop suggestions. I think the end result is much better.

  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandAdministrators Posts: 12,785 moderator

    Soooo much betterer. B) Images like these are why one can throw out the Rule of Thirds whenever the Rule of Thirds is useless - which happens a lot.

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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,073 Major grins

    Minimal in all the right ways. I think you got to the right result.

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Lima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,440 Major grins

    @Cornflake said:
    Minimal in all the right ways. I think you got to the right result.

    Many thanks, Don.

  • JTP22JTP22 Las Vegas, NVRegistered Users Posts: 49 Big grins

    Fantastic!

    Joel

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Lima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,440 Major grins

    @JTP22 said:
    Fantastic!

    Joel

    Thanks Joel, welcome to the forum!

  • kurzvorzwoelfkurzvorzwoelf Straight from the trenches Stuttgart, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 325 Major grins

    Thanks for bringing this to the top of recent again, otherwise I may have missed it! This (especially the latest "naked 2.0") is truly stunning art, Cristobal, and I do agree with previous comments that it belongs hung up in a Gallery. Can't get enough of it :)

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  • JuanoJuano Major grins Lima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,440 Major grins

    @kurzvorzwoelf said:
    Thanks for bringing this to the top of recent again, otherwise I may have missed it! This (especially the latest "naked 2.0") is truly stunning art, Cristobal, and I do agree with previous comments that it belongs hung up in a Gallery. Can't get enough of it :)

    Thanks K, this is what Dgrin does best, provide constructive criticism that often results in a better result.

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