Sandstone variations

CornflakeCornflake Major grinsPosts: 2,185Registered Users Major grins

Criticism is welcome.

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4 These are dunes composed of eroded sandstone:

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  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 11,925Super Moderators moderator

    My favorite of the set is 3, I think because of the contrast between the ground and the sky. I also really like 2. I think the more subtle coloration of the rocks works better for me than the harsher rocks in 1.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,185Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks for the feedback, Denise. :)

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,255Registered Users Major grins

    I lean toward #2. I ordinarily like a sharp image, from front to back. I wonder, though, if #2 would offer a greater sense of depth if you had played with the aperture and focus point to soften up the back of the scene. It's nice as is, though.

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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,265Registered Users Major grins

    Sweet!

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,185Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks, guys.

    "I wonder, though, if #2 would offer a greater sense of depth if you had played with the aperture and focus point to soften up the back of the scene." I can see why you'd say that. The lines lead the eye to that area, though, and I wouldn't want a blur when the eyes arrive. The more dispositive answer is that I didn't think about it and can't easily go back!

  • toragstorags Major grins Posts: 4,248Registered Users Major grins

    I like #4... desolation, negative space and color works well...

    Well done Corny

    Rags
  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,185Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks, rags.

  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 11,997Administrators moderator

    Great set. Love number four! The negative space is perfect with this pic. Maybe it is the smaller size you posted here, but is there a way you can get more definition out of that sand? IOW, make it slightly darker? Looks almost (but not quite) blown out to me.

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  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 18,538Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator

    Nice work. I think #3 is my favorite--the little bit of sky helps give a sense of scale. Well done.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,185Registered Users Major grins

    David, Richard, thanks very much.

    David, I checked to see what detail I could get out of the sand. The sun was overhead and it was pretty flat. But with tone mapping and structure I brought some out. Here's an unfinished version. The detail adds depth. The bad news is that the detail consists in large part of footprints and ATV tracks. I'll work on it and see what I can do. Appreciate the feedback.

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,318Registered Users Major grins

    @black mamba said:
    I lean toward #2. I ordinarily like a sharp image, from front to back. I wonder, though, if #2 would offer a greater sense of depth if you had played with the aperture and focus point to soften up the back of the scene. It's nice as is, though.

    I agree, this is my favorite shot, a tad more contrast perhaps?

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