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Finding Significance

Finding Significance

White Sands, New Mexico.



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Registered: November 2003
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Date: Thu July 27, 2006
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Filesize: 239.4kb
Dimensions: 800 x 572
Keywords: sand desert clouds sky branch reason
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Very attractive and surreal inage
#1 Thu July 27, 2006 7:29pm

This is quite simply a masterpiece. One of those, "I will now sit here and stare at this image," photographs.--Chris
#2 Thu July 27, 2006 7:30pm

Sorry folks but i think the sky looks like it has just been plonked on the image and has no real place.imo.Good that we all think diffently though,sorry.Hope i don't offend
#3 Thu July 27, 2006 8:13pm

Bridget, that apparent discontiuity is one of the reasons why I want to stare at it. One moment I think it might be clever manipulation, the next I can see it as a dune of some sort. You're right, it's great having various points of view between us. No offense at all. Smile --Chris
#4 Thu July 27, 2006 8:40pm

Well, if you look to the right of the big dune, there appears to be flatter land with some bushes and maybe a horizon. Guess they named it white sands for a reason. Smile Amanda
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#5 Thu July 27, 2006 9:08pm

richard crowe
Great shot. Lovely light and tone.
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#6 Thu July 27, 2006 9:17pm

Love it Jerry. Surreal looking sky enhances the photo for me. Good choice for b/w.
#7 Thu July 27, 2006 9:29pm

I keep looking at this photo and the more i look to see what you are all seeing the more intriged i become,i don't often comment on a photo if i am not sure about it but i have to say that in this case i may have been wrong as it seems to hold my attention.And that in itself has to be a good thing in a photo,so my apologies for previous comment and well done Smile
#8 Thu July 27, 2006 9:48pm

I see that there was no flash used so has the circle or light been added in editing ????
I to am a bit miffed by the picture and yes it does hold your attention but im still not sure if its holding my attention because its a great photo or because im looking for things wrong with it !!!!
i wont rate as im unsure
#9 Thu July 27, 2006 11:40pm

Maybe it's a mirage! Wink Amanda
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#10 Fri July 28, 2006 12:04am

Thanks everybody so far for taking time to look, consider and comment. Bridget, no offense taken at all Smile. For what's it worth, no objects have been added or subtracted from the original exposure. However, it is fairly obvious that a large amount of editing has occured, including of course the sky. It was not my intent to make this look "real", however after viewing it more and more, the sky is a bit overdone.

p14wry: The bright area was burnt in deliberately, sot center your attention, and to bring it back after your eye wanders around a bit. No flash was used (I really try to stay away from flash if I can, at least until I really learn to use one Wink).

Again thanks to everyone for the energy they spent looking and commenting, I really do appreciate the feedback.
#11 Fri July 28, 2006 1:32am

Very interesting shot, but I do think the sky is overkill. Shading it out and concentrating on the branch partly buried in sand (including the manipulated light) makes a better image in my opinion. Please give us more it makes a fine change from the macros of insects, birds and flowers that seem to abound here.
#12 Fri July 28, 2006 8:36am

Well done.
#13 Fri July 28, 2006 10:52pm

I think this is one of the best b&w photos, I´ve seen in this forum. Excellent work!
#14 Mon July 31, 2006 6:24pm

What a great work. like it.
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