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Contest Finalist in Landscapes And Sand Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Dynamic Lines Photo Contest
Superb Composition
Peer Award
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Outstanding Creativity
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artFix Exhibition ProjectTop 10 class
artFix Exhibition ProjectTop 10 class week 1
Landscapes And Sand Photo ContestTop 10 class
Landscapes And Sand Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Diagonal Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 class
Art in Nature Photo ContestTop 30 class
Art in Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Photography Day Photo Contest 2016Top 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photography Day Photo Contest 2016Top 10 class week 2
Celebrating Nature Photography Day Photo Contest 2016Top 10 class week 1
Parallel Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 class
Lines In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Lines In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Lines In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 20 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 20 class week 5
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 20 class month 1
Merging Lines Photo ContestTop 20 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 20 class week 3
Merging Lines Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 20 class week 2
Merging Lines Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 10 class week 1
Twisted Lines Photo ContestTop 10 class
HDRSoft Photo ContestTop 30 class
Dynamic Lines Photo ContestTop 10 class
Dynamic Lines Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1

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23 Comments | Report
abjurelee
 
abjurelee August 21, 2013
Fantastic shot! has such a moody feel to it
audrey57
 
audrey57 August 21, 2013
Fantastic!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots August 22, 2013
Great shot!
SherranAndersen
 
SherranAndersen September 20, 2013
Congrats.
ArtQ
 
ArtQ September 20, 2013
Congrats on your finalist award in Dynamic Lines Contest.
tlotter
 
tlotter September 20, 2013
Great shot
michmcbowen PRO+
 
michmcbowen September 20, 2013
Great capture! Congrats!
Nancimanci PRO+
 
Nancimanci September 20, 2013
Fantastic shot! Should win!
Bronco
 
Bronco September 20, 2013
amazing shot...
gabajo
 
gabajo September 20, 2013
Stunning! Bravo!
sskyrm Premium
 
sskyrm September 20, 2013
Congratulations on your beautiful shot!
333KimmySue
 
333KimmySue September 20, 2013
Great pic and good luck in the finals!!
pegnichols
 
pegnichols September 20, 2013
Fantastic photo.
Marian PRO+
 
Marian September 20, 2013
Fantastic compo and mood,. Congrats on your finalist award!
beetlestone
 
beetlestone September 20, 2013
Awesome capture!
ShutterBug76 PRO+
 
ShutterBug76 September 20, 2013
very nice
FrankSomma PRO+
 
FrankSomma September 21, 2013
Sweet Paul, great lines indeed. Congrats and good luck!
IsabellaD Premium
 
IsabellaD September 21, 2013
Awesome work, congrats !!
phuongngocnguyen
 
phuongngocnguyen September 22, 2013
Wild and nature !!
mbelev
 
mbelev September 23, 2013
amazing
colleenrenshaw
 
colleenrenshaw September 24, 2013
Beautiful!!
jleiweke
 
jleiweke September 30, 2013
Congrats!
michmcbowen PRO+
 
michmcbowen October 03, 2013
Beautiful capture!

Behind The Lens

Location
The dunes at L'Espiguettes near Le Grau-du-Roi France
Time
Around midday in June
Lighting
Hazy sunshine but nicely scattered and not too direct no noticeable shimmer
Equipment
Canon 5D3 17-40mm @ 17mm f22 tripod (with bag as weight) Live View (mirror locked up) delayed shutter release
Inspiration
I like using HDR techniques to really bring out the detail and form in images and love natural patterns so always on the look out for scenes like this, but they are surprisingly hard to find - unspoilt by footprints, litter or signs! This spot just off a walk through to the beach was too good to miss and I could fairly easily make it clear to everyone not to go the 'wrong' side of my tripod
Editing
I used HDR Effects Pro 2 to process a series of 7 images from 1/200 sec - 0.3 sec in 1EV steps I then optimised exposure, tone, sharpness, clarity etc. in Lightroom before blending with some of the original frames in Photoshop
In my camera bag
Canon 5D3, 7D Canon 17-40mm, 24mm TSE, 50mm 1.8 Sigma 70-200mm 2.8, 120-300 2.8, 1.4 teleconverter Tamron 90mm 2.8 macro, 17-50mm 2.8 Tokina 11-16mm 2.8 Manfrotto 055XPROB with 498RC2 head HiTech filters from which I take whats required for each day/shoot!
Feedback
Find somewhere unspoilt! Ensure you capture the fullest range of exposures possible at the time it will give you the best chance of blending and controlling the output during post processing Don't underestimate how easily tripods shift in soft sand - so work quickly and smoothly - if you can do it remotely then even better Know your lenses and post processing techniques to optimise how much DOF you can get at what aperture and how much small apertures effect sharpness overall

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