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06-19-2008, 01:25 AM
An attempt at a sandscape of some kind and I noticed this little sprout, perhaps a desert flower or who knows, a little bit of green just out of place in it's harsh surrounds.
So I focused on it when composing this next one.
Some all terrain insect tracks to round out my studies of nature in the sand. c&c welcome!
06-19-2008, 02:35 AM
A nice series. But the second shot is a true keeper. I love the isolation and loneliness of the sprout as well as the sparseness of the vegetation. The waves of the sand give it extra detail, great capture.
06-19-2008, 08:28 AM
I love these. It's #1 for me. I like the sand sculpture almost at the top of the picture. Great captures. The color of the sand is wonderful.
06-19-2008, 01:09 PM
Thank You Robin and Monnie, I like them for the same reasons.
06-19-2008, 02:05 PM
I love #2, agree that the isolation and the little bitty plant make this shot. Love the textures in the sand as well. Nice exposure too.
06-19-2008, 02:11 PM
Linda just took the words right from my mouth. Great shots Jared.
06-19-2008, 02:55 PM
They all have that untouched feeling. The color of the sand is so warm.
06-19-2008, 04:09 PM
That is how it felt when shooting, I tried composing without the sprout and it was just the plain old sand, I never even bothered with the shutter button until I repositioned agian to include it. Thanks Linda & Brad.
Skippy, Interesting comment. #1 and 2 are practicaly untouched post production wise, beside a minimal crop for distractions at an edge or two, and a minimal USM after resizing of each. Otherwise they did feel just right. Thanks Skippy.
To critique myself, i noticed a little bit of what looks like a lense flair in #3 after I resized and rotated it. I would also like to warm it up a bit more level with the others. I would like to have seen the focus on the brighter left part of the tracks rather than the darker right side also.
06-19-2008, 05:50 PM
The green sprout makes very nice contrast with the warm sand.
The geometry of all the pictures is striking.
06-20-2008, 11:43 AM
Hi Jared, By untouched by time and things. Or timeless. Glad to know you didn't have to do much processing.
06-23-2008, 05:20 PM
Skippy, appreciate the clarification as I thought that was what you meant but wasn't sure.
Thanks Willard3 and thanks again for everybody's comments!
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