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  Mini#26 Best of 2014, So Far ...
Entry 3 of 38
   
 
Dune Walker       ©2014 Edward
Nikon D7100       3rd place, 183 points
1/500s, f11, ISO 400, 300mm, Manual, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Adjust brightness/contrast; convert to B/W.       Extra Info: This is a picture of the Great Sand Dunes
National Park, in southern Colorado, USA.
 
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Jade O.
Jul 15, 2014
    Mepo's been in the sun too much lately. (Everyone knows it is a Hotel sign.)

RolandB
Jul 15, 2014
    Congratulations. This is one of my favorite places too! And yes, without the human element there's no scale. Well done.

mrsawyer
Jul 15, 2014
    Bravo for your 3rd place finish!

Edward
Jul 15, 2014
    Ah, Mepo. I see you've been there before . . . ;-)

Mepo
Jul 14, 2014
    Congrats - great finish. You made the right decision to crop at the top, I've always hated the big neon "Motel" sign up there :-)

Lo
Jul 14, 2014
    You certainly did have a winner. Congratulations on placing 3rd in a tough field.

johncomyn
Jul 14, 2014
    Congrats eagle1! She sure gives perspective to the scale, well done!

Edward
Jul 14, 2014
    I'm stoked! Thanks all for your comments. So glad many of you recognized the important impact the figure had in giving this image a sense of awe and scale. Without her (it was a "her", BTW), this is just a nice picture of some interesting dunes. As soon as she walked into the frame, I felt I had a "winner" photo. Thanks so much.

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mrsawyer
Jul 14, 2014
    The human element is essential to grasping the magnitude of these dunes. Good job overall! In my favs.

Edward
Jul 14, 2014
    gotta.learn: I wanted to leave the top of the dunes to your imagination . . .

tvsometime
Jul 14, 2014
    Strong tonal range and dramatic shapes. That solitary person is so essential to provide the impact of such monumental scale.

Lo
Jul 14, 2014
    What an impressive landscape - and you have really heightened the impact by using B&W. I'm so glad you included the figure to give a sense of scale.

gotta.learn
Jul 14, 2014
    This photo creates a dramatic design. I love the curved leading lines in the movement of the dunes. I kinda keep wishing I could see the top of the dune at the top.

johncomyn
Jul 14, 2014
    Great B&W! Love the high contrast of this.

NEAT
Jul 14, 2014
    Lovely forms and shapes, tones and the lonely person.

babysister
Jul 14, 2014
    I love the lines, curves and tones, and the figure for perspective. A favourite.

Edward
Jul 13, 2014
    BarbroS: you describe perfectly what I thought when I took the picture.

BarbroS
Jul 13, 2014
    Very impressive sight - I have difficulties accepting that what I see is really sand .. The size of the human Lilliput adds to the sense of awe. Great photo.

cookiejar
Jul 13, 2014
    Wonderful, dramatic treatment of the subject. Like the B&W.

Adirondack Gal
Jul 12, 2014
    GREAT image! Love the person in the foreground to show the size of the dunes. Impressive, and well captured! This should do well in the challenge! Good luck!

forkcandles
Jul 12, 2014
    i see the visitor numbers are down.......
the dunes belittle the man who is invading their space
lovely detail of the dune edges

dk
Jul 12, 2014
    great depth and contrasts with the light. visually very pleasing

RobertLavker
Jul 11, 2014
    A visit to this National Park is on my list. You have made a great image that captures the massiveness of the dunes. Wonderful entree.

Mepo
Jul 11, 2014
    Eye catching shot. Very well composed and awe inspiring. I know why the figure is there but he/she looks awkward (nit picking) still high in my picks.

Phil99
Jul 11, 2014
    Wonderfully dramatic picture. One of those photos that makes me want to get out there and travel the world.

hifi
Jul 11, 2014
    Wow, super entry!

Also nice that you have someone in the frame, so we can judge the scale of the dunes.

Jade O.
Jul 11, 2014
    Spectacular. I know the bit about add a human figure for scale but the subject is the dunes and the figure a distraction. I'd clone him out IMHO. On second thought, I think it is the pose that is the problem. I expect it is a candid shot. Had the figure been upright rather than hunched forward would have helped but mostly I want him/her standing back to us, looking up.
Edited on Jul 12, 2014

elliott
Jul 10, 2014
    one of my top pics. i love this place and the images one can capture there. even with the human there, it hard for some to imagine how huge these dunes actually are. nice job on the bw and adjustments. well done.
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