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Wendy Kates
10-25-2014, 07:57 PM
I made this image in the Negev desert in southeastern Israel. It was late afternoon in April, so the sun was still fairly high in the sky. Enhanced with Nik CEP, procontrast and brilliance/warmth filters. Critiques are welcome.

Canon 7D
70 - 200 f/4 lens at 200mm
f/11, 1/200s

Andrew McLachlan
10-26-2014, 07:07 PM
Hi Wendy, nicely done. I like how you have arranged the varying tones and differences in the terrain in this scene.

Dvir Barkay
10-26-2014, 07:28 PM
nice, I like the great tones, the Negev is great for landscapes, I was born in Israel so I remember it fondly from my youth.

Wendy Kates
10-26-2014, 09:02 PM
Thanks, Andrew and Dvir. I agree with you, Dvir...the Negev is full of different textures and colors. I plan to continue to process and post more of these desert images.

Luis Patacao
10-27-2014, 07:23 AM
Hi Wendy, i like the diferent tones, just not so sure about the bit of clear ground in the bottom of the frame... IMHO i would prefere to leave the dark brown as the bottom layer.

Diane Miller
10-27-2014, 06:15 PM
Very nice depth, detail and color here -- well done!

Wendy Kates
10-27-2014, 08:16 PM
Thanks for your input, Luis and Diane!

10-27-2014, 08:35 PM
I like the colors and the layered look.
Nice as presented...

Don Railton
10-27-2014, 11:21 PM
Hi Wendy

This is an interesting blend of colour and textured layers. I wonder what a B&W variant would look like..?


Morkel Erasmus
11-04-2014, 07:26 AM
Looks quite harsh, Wendy. I like the simplistic approach in your composition, and the tones work well to convey the harshness.
There seems to be DOF falloff towards the background, suprising given f11 on the 70-200 lens should be sufficient in these scenes.