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Uploaded: 08/03/03 9:45 AM GMT
Namib desert 8
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Harmony of shapes and colors

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+cc_Beowulf
08/03/03 2:01 PM GMT
Your description is right on.... there is a very nice harmony of shapes and colors in this photo. The only thing I can think of that would make it better would be a bluer sky to contrast the colors better. Excellent work... =)
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- Beowulf
+ppigeon
08/03/03 2:55 PM GMT
Thanks Matthew. I have a polarizing filter on my argentic camera, but not on the numeric...
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"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent" (I. Asimov)
tbhockey
08/03/03 7:32 PM GMT
(whistling) WOW! that so perfect it almost looks rendered!
(What are all these camera filters you guys are talking about? Are there just like various "filters" you can buy to put on your camera that do different stuff?)
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+ppigeon
08/03/03 8:03 PM GMT
Hi Tony. Thanks for your comment!
On the reflex cameras, you can put filters. The most known is ultraviolet, who can reduce the ultraviolet rays to preserve colors. You must have this filter where it's sunny.
A less known is the polarizing filter, that permits to reinforce and to darken the blue colors of the sky. It permits to put the topic in value. It's expensive (± 50/70 $) but efficient
On the cheap numeric cameras, it's impossible to put these filters. But you can correct pictures with Photoshop before printing.
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"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent" (I. Asimov)
tbhockey
08/03/03 8:50 PM GMT
alright, thanks for the information Pierre.
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-tbhockey
mayne
08/05/03 4:36 AM GMT
Just take your pictures through a good pair of polarized Sunglasses.
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Illegitimus non Carborundum...
tbhockey
08/05/03 11:44 AM GMT
HAHAHA! that's pretty funny, cuz i can't put a zoom lens on my camera, so somtimes i put binoculars in front of the lens, you wouldn't believe it works too!
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-tbhockey
haynen
09/08/03 4:39 PM GMT
this is superb, I love the simplicity of it, color and shadow...just beautiful!
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+ppigeon
09/08/03 4:45 PM GMT
Thanks Nathaniel. It is also one of my favorite
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"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent" (I. Asimov)
brotherman32
09/12/03 8:35 PM GMT
Nice!
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almahroom
10/14/03 2:56 PM GMT
it's a beauty
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kadalak782
11/16/03 6:01 AM GMT
tranquill
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trickybabe
04/12/04 5:42 AM GMT
you've outdone yourself once again.
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In my field of paper flowers. Candy clouds of lullaby.
Chutters42
06/04/04 7:06 PM GMT
This is a beautiful piece of work. I love the way the footprints lead the eye up and the gorgeous shadows. What time of day was it taken?
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+ppigeon
06/04/04 7:09 PM GMT
4 PM. Thanks Damian. Welcome to the site :-)
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"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent" (I. Asimov)
jmar
11/07/04 4:01 PM GMT
What a great crisp shot, very nice indeed. So you must have been there, wow, I would have taken hundreds of pics there.......................John
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soccergirl_11_7
03/23/05 1:25 AM GMT
I was just studying about this place. Great pic! 12/10
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La Dolce Vita!! Enjoy life because you never know if there's going to be a tomorrow!!!
purmusic
10/26/05 6:53 AM GMT
Yeah ... wow.

The colours are so deep and rich. I love that chocolate present in the sand against the sky.

The forms and shapes of the dunes ... well, wow again, as this compositionally and colour palette wise does it all for me. Nice clarity and detail. The play of the shadows ... really nice. Really really nice.

Truly a beautiful image. Thank you so much for sharing this and allowing me to use this. It will be in a special rotation of images for my desktop.
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The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
drewcoll
01/02/06 7:00 AM GMT
This picture strikes a special thought in my mind, its like the default windows XP background without the grass and green. This is a great irony as a desktop and also a very cool photo.
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::philcUK
01/18/06 12:51 AM GMT
i'm sure you've heard it all before but this is beautifully detailed image and a perfect desktop capture :-)
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"Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps"
::fletch36
02/16/06 12:38 AM GMT
again...unbelievable!!
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.KingIan
04/05/06 12:37 AM GMT
Very good looking dunes, nice capture.
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if at first you don't succeed, you're about normal.
.themiddaysun
09/27/06 6:03 PM GMT
WOW, the clarity is amazing! It is now my current background. Killer pic!
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bluebiker
12/05/06 1:38 AM GMT
This is beautiful and it is something I have never experienced personally. I love that you put the Google Earth download link so I can see where on earth it is. Thank you. Now that I see how very remote it is, I am wondering how you got there and how uncomfortable was that? You must have some great verbal stories to tell along with your lovely pictures!
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+ppigeon
12/05/06 2:17 PM GMT
Thanks Rho for this very nice comment :-)
'Uncomfortable' is not the right word. My wife and I are lucky enough to be in good health and to like walking, trekking, snowshoeing and hiking. So, we can find these journeys with two organisations:
1) For one day walkings, little treks and snowshoes: Compagnie Ardennaise de Randonnée
2) For far countries: Terres d’Aventure
Sorry, no english translations...
When we leave with them, we are sure to take beautiful photos...
Thanks again :-)
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-Pierre-

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