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5 Comments | Report
traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin April 26, 2014
...wow...awesome :-)
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DuffyDoherty September 19, 2014
Thank you. This was approximately 5:15 AM too. That guy was just waiting for the light. I'm glad he left me some! :)
Pjerry PRO
 
Pjerry May 25, 2014
Love it
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DuffyDoherty September 19, 2014
Thank you Pierre. Glad you like it!
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography May 29, 2014
great!
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DuffyDoherty September 19, 2014
Thank you. I appreciate your thoughts!
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eelcovanroden August 22, 2015
Fabulous shot!
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DuffyDoherty August 22, 2015
Thanks so much! I'm humbled...
lilyflower
 
lilyflower September 25, 2015
I can feel the peace in your photo awesome.
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DuffyDoherty September 25, 2015
Thank you. That's about as nice of a thing as you can say! :))

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken just at dawn, on the Mesquite Dunes of Death valley National Park.It was a perfect windless morning, with clear golden hour light.
Time
Dawn...
Lighting
The early dawn light created long shadows, and the hill opposite, still in the pre-dawn shadow made for good color contrast to the brightly lit sand dunes...
Equipment
This was shot with a Nikon D7000 through an 18-200mm VR lens, off a tripod
Inspiration
I loved being out there in the beautiful light with a couple of other early risers who were enjoying the spectacle, solitude and unbelievable natural beauty!
Editing
I shoot in RAW, and all RAW images need to be developed, with basic sharpening and adjustment as needed.
In my camera bag
In my bag I carry two Nikon full frame bodies, a D600 and a D810. They will most likely be mounted with a Nikon 16-35mm F/4 and a Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8 respectively. I carry other lenses too, a Nikon 28-300, a Sigma Art 50mm F/1.4, and a couple of Nikon SB-700s. I have a bunch of other lenses, but more and more I leave them home. For my kind of shooting, walking around and trying to comment on my world through my Photography, this kit seems to fit the bill...
Feedback
I have learned there are four basics of a good Photograph: 1. Content Quality (subject/topic) 2. Emotional Quality (expression/story/relationship) 3. Creative Quality (composition/presentation) 4. Technical Quality (sharpness/exposure/DOF) All of these considerations are equally important, but without a heavy dose of #s 2 and 3, it is unlikely you are going to connect with your viewer...

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