Photo Critique Forum

Please post no more than five images a day and respond to as many images as you post. Critics, please be constructive, specific, and nice! Moderated by gahspidy and mtbbrian.
Featured Photo
Photo by hminx

Photo by hminx
Featured Photo Archive >>
By posting on the Photo Critique forum you agree to post only your own photos, be respectful, and give back as much as you receive. This is a moderated forum and anything abusive or off-topic will be removed.
Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Dune

  1. #1
    GB1
    GB1 is offline
    Moderator GB1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    San Diego CA
    Posts
    9,959

    Dune

    Comments welcome.

    G

    Name:  DSC_3555_6_7_8_9_tonemapped_1200.jpg
Views: 119
Size:  285.4 KB
    Photography Software and Post Processing Forum Moderator. Visit here!

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Feel free to edit and repost my photos as part of your critique.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    My Site

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    6

    Re: Dune

    Highly impressive! Love the picture, and great quality.

  3. #3
    GB1
    GB1 is offline
    Moderator GB1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    San Diego CA
    Posts
    9,959

    Re: Dune

    Thanks Sky. Got luck on this one. I had it on my hard drive for years before I noticed it btw, goes to show what happens when you take too many digital shots.
    Photography Software and Post Processing Forum Moderator. Visit here!

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Feel free to edit and repost my photos as part of your critique.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    My Site

  4. #4
    Junior Member nemanjad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    7

    Re: Dune

    Sweet shoot of sand Dune.. like it it looks some how like stairs on botom part of photo

  5. #5
    GB1
    GB1 is offline
    Moderator GB1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    San Diego CA
    Posts
    9,959

    Re: Dune

    Quote Originally Posted by nemanjad View Post
    Sweet shoot of sand Dune.. like it it looks some how like stairs on botom part of photo
    Thanks Nemanjad. I didn't consciously see the stairs, but now that you say it, I knew there was something like that there.

    Shooting in dunes is fun, but there are a lot of little things that make it hard, like footprints, tire tracks (it's an off-roading area), power lines, etc. So many times you see a good composition but can't shoot it, esp in Yuma! This one was down between two dunes, so it was less disturbed.
    Photography Software and Post Processing Forum Moderator. Visit here!

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Feel free to edit and repost my photos as part of your critique.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    My Site

  6. #6
    Senior Member readingr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Basingstoke UK
    Posts
    4,564

    Re: Dune

    GB,

    I love the composition on this shot, and the way all the waves in the sand point to the smooth sand apex.

    Might also look superb in high contrast B&W,

    Roger R.
    "I hope we will never see the day when photo shops sell little schema grills to clamp onto our viewfinders; and the Golden Rule will never be found etched on our ground glass." from The mind's eye by Henri Cartier-Bresson

    My Web Site: www.readingr.com

    DSLR
    Canon 5D; EF100-400 F4.5-5.6L IS USM; EF24-70 F2.8L USM 50mm F1.8 II; EF 100 F2.8 Macro
    Digital
    Canon Powershot Pro 1; Canon Ixus 100


  7. #7
    GB1
    GB1 is offline
    Moderator GB1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    San Diego CA
    Posts
    9,959

    Re: Dune

    Quote Originally Posted by readingr View Post
    GB,

    I love the composition on this shot, and the way all the waves in the sand point to the smooth sand apex.

    Might also look superb in high contrast B&W,

    Roger R.
    Thanks Roger. The black and white didn't even occur to me, so yes, I will try your idea. I have gotten a number of 'dune' shots over the years, but this one's the most different, I think ... it just looks alien

    Glad to see you're still active here somewhat. Most folks have obviously moved on. I miss the excellent feedback which I think I had taken for granted; you just don't get many useful comments on Facebook

    G
    Photography Software and Post Processing Forum Moderator. Visit here!

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Feel free to edit and repost my photos as part of your critique.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    My Site

  8. #8
    GB1
    GB1 is offline
    Moderator GB1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    San Diego CA
    Posts
    9,959

    Re: Dune

    Here's a black and white version, with another trick or two. It might be too dark,.. not sure


    Name:  DSC_3555_6_7_8_9_tonemapped_bw1000.jpg
Views: 71
Size:  161.3 KB
    Photography Software and Post Processing Forum Moderator. Visit here!

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Feel free to edit and repost my photos as part of your critique.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    My Site

  9. #9
    Senior Member readingr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Basingstoke UK
    Posts
    4,564

    Re: Dune

    GB sorry for the slow response but work has been getting in the way again.

    I think the B&W works terrific and is very moody. However, I think it needs a tad of brightening and some dodging in the top left to bring out the ripples just off the left corner.

    I really like this shot.

    Roger R.
    "I hope we will never see the day when photo shops sell little schema grills to clamp onto our viewfinders; and the Golden Rule will never be found etched on our ground glass." from The mind's eye by Henri Cartier-Bresson

    My Web Site: www.readingr.com

    DSLR
    Canon 5D; EF100-400 F4.5-5.6L IS USM; EF24-70 F2.8L USM 50mm F1.8 II; EF 100 F2.8 Macro
    Digital
    Canon Powershot Pro 1; Canon Ixus 100


  10. #10
    GB1
    GB1 is offline
    Moderator GB1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    San Diego CA
    Posts
    9,959

    Re: Dune

    Quote Originally Posted by readingr View Post
    GB sorry for the slow response but work has been getting in the way again.

    I think the B&W works terrific and is very moody. However, I think it needs a tad of brightening and some dodging in the top left to bring out the ripples just off the left corner.

    I really like this shot.

    Roger R.
    Thanks Roger. I hear ya on work commitments - annoying

    I think the b&w expt is OK but loses too much information in the corners, the bottom ones in addition to the upper right. This is such a puzzling shot; crazy geometrics, alien-looking, incomplete.. and I'm not sure there's much one can do to take care of the last adjective. Maybe I will just print it out on aluminum and put it on a wall somewhere, a coffee shop maybe, where it can totally drive the clientele crazy

    G
    Photography Software and Post Processing Forum Moderator. Visit here!

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Feel free to edit and repost my photos as part of your critique.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    My Site

  11. #11
    Senior Member readingr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Basingstoke UK
    Posts
    4,564

    Re: Dune

    Sounds a good plan, especially with the B&W as this is an intriguing view and would make me sit look and think..

    Roger R.
    "I hope we will never see the day when photo shops sell little schema grills to clamp onto our viewfinders; and the Golden Rule will never be found etched on our ground glass." from The mind's eye by Henri Cartier-Bresson

    My Web Site: www.readingr.com

    DSLR
    Canon 5D; EF100-400 F4.5-5.6L IS USM; EF24-70 F2.8L USM 50mm F1.8 II; EF 100 F2.8 Macro
    Digital
    Canon Powershot Pro 1; Canon Ixus 100


  12. #12
    Junior Member rdwalton's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    6

    Re: Dune

    Nice work. I like the B&W version.
    Reginald D. Walton | GEAR | Smugmug

  13. #13
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    8

    Re: Dune

    nice shot.

  14. #14
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    5

    Re: Dune

    Nice lines on this one!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Latest PhotographyREVIEW Articles



Latest Camera News