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Jan 22, 2011 22:25 |  #1

I went here with my wife in 2009. I noticed another thread here with some beautiful shots and it reminded me I have a photo I'd like to receive some comments on. I took many that day but this one and a bunch more stand out in my opinion.

Thanks for any suggestions, compliments or critiques.

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Jan 23, 2011 04:29 |  #2

I like this shot, but it needs something. Perhaps some levels and contrast adjustment. Perhaps I'd crop it a bit different, maybe less sky, more sand. It has potential.


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Jan 23, 2011 10:52 |  #3

Interesting capture which seems to offer so many crop and processing options.


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Jan 23, 2011 11:00 |  #4

Thanks for the comments.


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Jan 23, 2011 11:10 as a reply to  @ JTX's post |  #5

There are so many possibilities at White Sands if one were to use his/her imagination, especially if one uses the sand ripples to guide the viewer into frame. With regard to this image...not wild at all about the evident footprints, dead-center horizon line, etc. In some cases, footprints can aid a composition, but in this case they are pretty much haphazard and an overall detraction. A levels adjustment, followed by some creative cropping, may help it along.


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Jan 23, 2011 11:21 |  #6

argyle wrote in post #11697923 (external link)
There are so many possibilities at White Sands if one were to use his/her imagination, especially if one uses the sand ripples to guide the viewer into frame. With regard to this image...not wild at all about the evident footprints, dead-center horizon line, etc. In some cases, footprints can aid a composition, but in this case they are pretty much haphazard and an overall detraction. A levels adjustment, followed by some creative cropping, may help it along.


I agree. We had to stick to the more populated and foot-printed areas as we were on the way home from a week long road trip. Didn't have the time I wanted to venture out and do any serious hiking. I loved the area. Next time I hope to be able to do a bit more hiking.

I've attached some more of our walk-about.


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