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Dunes of Brigantine



beach sand patterns

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Alwolfe September 01, 2017
Cool shot!
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EaguirreG September 01, 2017
Thanks!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Brigantine, NJ. Due to my work I travel very frequently. Add to this my passion for photography I take every opportunity for a shot. You learn to see places in a different way than say, average?
Time
It was early in the morning, before going to work. Besides walking and some exercise, I wanted to see new things and breath the air of the eastern seaboard. I had a chance to see a very attractive panoramic view of Atlantic City from this point, see a number of people walking, jogging, running.
Lighting
Once the sand caught my attention I did not know how to frame it or produce a composition. However, the way little sand dunes were lit, I decided to place myself against the sun and point downwards, this way shadows would be first and then the sand tops would increase the contrast.... and not my shadow. I took this picture in color and then processed in B&W. As the object was close, i had to close the diaphragm and increase ISO for a handheld shot
Equipment
I used a Nikon D90, with a Nikon 18-55 VR. No filters
Inspiration
Wind was blowing, carrying sand striking on my face. I contemplated how these “dunes” were formed, so I tried to produce something that resembled the desert dunes (keeping the proportions) and manage the contrast. Instead of taking the beach I wanted to have something a bit more “abstract”, but still a defined object. Took several pictures.
Editing
First convert to B&W, then a little contrast and sharpness. That was all! I was impressed of the outcome
In my camera bag
Typically I would go out with a D800 and a Nikkor 24-70, 2.8, a couple of filters and sometimes a monopod. If the outing would take all day, then I add a tripod (Manfrotto), a Sigma 70-200, 2.8, flash (Nikon), a Sigma 2X, GPS (Nikon), and cleaning kit. I am looking forward to complete the equipment with a prime, 50mm
Feedback
I am an amateur with a passion for photography for a long time. I dropped photography with the evolution from analogue to digital. I resumed not that long ago so I would not think I can contribute that much. For this specific scene, I guess that trying to see the object from different perspectives/angles would help a lot to compose and find desired effects when possible. Early morning and before sunset times help with longer shadows

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