A Stroll Over The Dunes

By |2013-01-20T09:51:10+00:00Jan 20th, 2013|

After missing a sunrise shoot at the Mesquite Dunes, I decided to make the most out of the downtime we had and took a little solo time photographing the dunes in the early afternoon. There were two primary items that I wanted to check off on my agenda during this shoot – the first was to photograph a solitary tree or bush in the sand and the second was to give a sense of scale by including other visitors. Thankfully, I had the newer Canon 70-200 and 1.4x Teleconverter (courtesy of +BorrowLenses.com) so reach wasn’t a problem. WIth the longer focal length came lens compression, which also helped accentuate the scale.

In terms of processing
I brought out texture and temperature (warming the foreground and cooling the background) using customer Color Enhancers in Perfect Effects 4 by +onOne Software. I also created a shallow depth of field with FocalPoint2.

Final touches were applied using Lightroom 4.3.

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7 Comments

  1. Fatna RACHEDI January 20, 2013 at 9:49 am - Reply

    is very nice

  2. Kat Tehranchik January 20, 2013 at 9:56 am - Reply

    The sand has a very silky look – it's a beautiful image.

  3. Michael Curry January 20, 2013 at 10:08 am - Reply

    I think this is quite beautiful.  Nicely done!

  4. شرحبيل كتانه January 20, 2013 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Nice

  5. Chris Greene January 20, 2013 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    now that has some perspective!~!!

  6. Dennis Baker January 20, 2013 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    Super photo!  It looks surreal.  There is such an interesting contrast between the foreground sand and the distant mountains.

  7. Boris Manic January 21, 2013 at 8:20 am - Reply

    beautiful!

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