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peter delaney
07-01-2010, 07:40 AM
D3 70-200mm lens @120mm

1/400 f10 iso 200

David Thomasson
07-01-2010, 02:32 PM
Beautiful textures, forms, lights, and shadows. A+. Definitely one to frame.

Two small suggestions:

1) Find the brightest highlight at the peak and set white point there, between 240 and 245. That will
bring all the contrasts out more dramatically without clipping anything.

2) Mask along the top left ridge and differentiate that just a tad more from the sky (darken the sky
a tiny bit and lighten the edge of the sand a tiny bit).

Beautifully done! Congrats!



Roman Kurywczak
07-01-2010, 04:24 PM
Hey Peter,
Very nice comp!!! Super strong lines and contrasts!!! I think David took this up tonal range wise......where it belongs! Input the tweaks and this one will really shine!!!

Dave Mills
07-01-2010, 06:04 PM
Hi Peter, good comp with nice layering. When I first looked at the image I thought it was a bit flat. David's repost lightened and added contrast to the image. Nice one!

Don Railton
07-01-2010, 07:15 PM
I'm only a beginner and cannot confidently offer suggestions for improvement but I do know what I like...and this is a really strong composition IMO..! Generally I prefer to include the extra dimension of color, but I am slowly being converted by images like this...


Dave Mills
07-01-2010, 10:45 PM
Hi Don,being a beginner certainly doesn't disqualify you from stating your opinion. You can certainly state what you like or feel needs improvement in an image. This will also help you with your own photography by analyzing others. So feel free to jump in....

Don Railton
07-01-2010, 10:57 PM
Thanks Dave, I am happy to forward my opinion, but I guess what I meant is that I am often lost in thinking how a image might be improved... Due mostly to the quality of the images posted...


Buddy scherr
07-01-2010, 11:41 PM
Very Ansel-ish. Beautiful.

Morkel Erasmus
07-02-2010, 03:30 PM
lovely dunescape yet again Peter...nice composition and conversion, and Dave's repost has added a lot of punch.

Kaushik Balakumar
07-03-2010, 03:19 AM
Beautiful image. Loved the patterns in the dunes.

peter delaney
07-04-2010, 02:51 AM
Thank you all for looking and critiquing .....

David, really appreciated the repost... will use the eyedropper a lot more for white point/ black point etc..
still have not perfected selection/ masks yet but I am getting there...

Buddy.... I wish... :)
but thanks for that..

thanks again all..


Bob Miller
07-04-2010, 11:00 PM
Hey Pete.....beautiful image...esp the textures....the repost takes it over the top. Congrats!

Robert Amoruso
07-05-2010, 10:15 AM
Works well for all the reasons mentioned.

peter delaney
07-10-2010, 12:48 PM
Thanks Bob and Robert.... appreciate your thoughts..