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Quintessence of Wave



This particular dune looks like a frozen wave or even big waterdrop - very unique smooth shape. Some people ask if it is a photoshop effect. It is all natural.<...
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This particular dune looks like a frozen wave or even big waterdrop - very unique smooth shape. Some people ask if it is a photoshop effect. It is all natural.

Australia, NSW, Port Stephens, Stockton Beach
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2 Comments | Report
nina050 PRO
 
nina050 May 21, 2016
Another wow!!
rafaelborges PRO+
 
rafaelborges July 07, 2016
So much texture, so beautiful colours and you composed it perfectly

Behind The Lens

Location
Port Stephens, NSW, Australia
Time
Long past golden hour - around 9 am.
Lighting
Sand dunes look the best (for me) a little later than most other landscapes. You really need some strong sun light to expose textures and I prefer blue sky for contrast. That's the best part about desert - you just keep walking long past golden hour and keep making great shots. So this one is around 9am. In late autumn and winter you can really shoot almost all day long because the sun is way lower.
Equipment
Camera: NIKON D80 Lens: Nikon 12-24 / 4
Inspiration
Every person has inner dialog to himself. It never stops, never slows down and it's very tiring. Once I was so much tired of it that I longed for silence. And there is no better place for silence than a desert! So I headed to this place and was really amazed. The scenery, the colors and... the silence. It heals in hours. I always return when I feel I need to rebuild my energies. With this particular dune - it looks like a frozen wave or even big waterdrop - very unique smooth shape. Some people ask if it is a photoshop effect. It is all natural.
Editing
Not much really. The hardest part was finding right white balance, because camera produced something weird. But once it was done, the rest was fairly easy - contrast, brightness etc.
In my camera bag
I don't own D80 for a long time already, so now my camera bag consists of the following: Nikon D750, Tamron 15-30, Nikon 50 / 1.8, Nikon 70-300 VR2, Weifang tripod, remote control, wipes, dust blower, a whole pocket of spare memory cards, spare camera battery, spare socks, a plastic bag (if I need to cover camera from rain quickly).
Feedback
For every landscape you should focus on something unique, on something specific to this place. For desert it's texture and rhythm. Pay attention to the light, it works better when lighting from sides. Look for patterns and textures. Focus on leading lines, because strong composition here is even more important than on general landscape. Feature desert vastness. Also, if it's windy, look at the dune tops - the wind may produce awesome flying sand shape. And protect your camera from the wind as sand could be even more dangerous than rain.

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