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An unusually long shadow follows a hiker as he trudges up a ridge on one of the dunes at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah....
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An unusually long shadow follows a hiker as he trudges up a ridge on one of the dunes at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah.
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Contest Finalist in Picturing Shadows Photo Contest
People's Choice in Where do you like to walk? Photo Challenge
Winner in My Big Outdoor Adventure Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Summer Road Trip Photo Contest 2019
People's Choice in All Alone Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Sand Dunes Photo Challenge
Honorable Mention in Isolated Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Isolated Photo Contest
Winner in Alone Time! Photo Challenge
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People's Choice in Less is more Photo Challenge
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76 Comments | Report
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman January 04, 2017
This is perfect........LOVE LOVE LOVE the long shadow
cmlppphotos PRO+
 
cmlppphotos January 05, 2017
Really captures the meaning of "alone". Great composition!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis January 07, 2017
Awesome capture:-))
chuckrickman Premium
 
chuckrickman January 07, 2017
Outstanding capture. Love sand dunes.
graceray
 
graceray January 07, 2017
Amazing capture. Excellent work!
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold January 08, 2017
I remember the strong breeze which didn`t make it easy to walk up the ridge. Very beautiful capture and I agree with Steph: a contest winner!!!
mcampi PRO+
 
mcampi January 11, 2017
The sands of time have shifted for you your work is amazing
carolyns PRO
 
carolyns January 11, 2017
Beautiful shot Nina!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo January 14, 2017
Terrific! Long shadow, great footprints, nice light leading right up to the peak, beautiful sky, etc!!!
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz January 15, 2017
Fabulous! Wonderful shot!
mihrt
 
mihrt January 16, 2017
fabulous capture Nina.......Love it!
NanaSue54 PRO
 
NanaSue54 January 18, 2017
Excellent!!! :)
leslie57
 
leslie57 January 20, 2017
This is fantastic !!!
Daisy00 Premium
 
Daisy00 January 21, 2017
Wo ..this is absolutely stunning nina, love it!!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer January 22, 2017
That is so neat! I'm going there, I'm going there!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 January 27, 2017
Amazin' シ
SuzMDixon PRO
 
SuzMDixon February 07, 2017
I absolutely love this - the scene and the colours - perfect!
ntgreen PRO+
 
ntgreen February 14, 2017
Wonderful image! Great lighting and capture :D
julierikerdant
 
julierikerdant February 21, 2017
Did Mark go out there just for your picture Nina?? Just kidding! What a wonderful capture at the perfect time of day! Love this.
sue-zon PRO
 
sue-zon February 23, 2017
Extraordinary! Perfect lighting & texture! A masterpiece! ッ
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography February 27, 2017
Absolutely Fantastic, WOW!
erickgarza Premium
 
erickgarza March 01, 2017
Very cool!!!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 April 17, 2017
wonderful!
barbararybolt
 
barbararybolt April 19, 2017
Congratulations on the People's Choice win! Beautiful image that make you really look at the details.
myriamverne-soury PRO
 
myriamverne-soury April 19, 2017
Amazing capture, bravo !
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots April 19, 2017
Beautiful capture! Congrats.
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden April 19, 2017
Congratulations on your Challenge Award!
AnneDphotography
 
AnneDphotography April 19, 2017
beautiful and perfect , congrats on Peoples choice !!
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz April 19, 2017
Congratulations on your People's Choice Award for this stunning image!
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz April 19, 2017
Congratulations on winning People's Choice in Less is More Photo Challenge for April, 2017
Grollie
 
Grollie April 19, 2017
congrats on winning the challenge "less is more" !!! well deserved winner !!!
greetz,
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 May 07, 2017
Congratulations on your award !!
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman June 08, 2017
Great placement in shadows contest
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer June 09, 2017
Uh, oh - you and Mark finalist in the Shadows contest and at the same place. Proves it's a great place to be and take great photos. Love this one and good luck!
DutchTouch PRO+
 
DutchTouch June 10, 2017
Fantastic!
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman June 15, 2017
Grand jury winner in beauty of shadows....very much deserved. Congratulations
livioferrari PRO+
 
livioferrari June 15, 2017
Congratulations!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer June 16, 2017
WOW WOW WOW WOW - you did it, girl!!! Congratulations time 300 !!! So well-deserved !!!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer June 16, 2017
Oh....I'm congratulating you for WINNING THE SHADOWS CONTEST!!
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole June 16, 2017
Still Lovin' this shot.....amazing use of light and shadows!!!!! And now, Congrats on your well deserved contest win!!!! YAAAAY!!!!
: )
olastas
 
olastas June 17, 2017
My congratulations! Stunning shot!
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold June 18, 2017
Congrats Nina!!!! So well done!! I am happy with you - it`s a fantastic shot!!!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq June 18, 2017
Amazing image, Nina! Congralations on your awards! :)
sue-zon PRO
 
sue-zon June 18, 2017
CONGRATULATIONS, Nina, on your recent contest win! SO very deserved!!!
mihrt
 
mihrt June 23, 2017
CONGRATS on your recent AWARDS for this image Nina!! Well deserved !
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 June 26, 2017
Congratulations on your award!
mcampi PRO+
 
mcampi September 10, 2017
Congrats on your 4th win with this wonderful capture. Edit is stellar..
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden September 11, 2017
Congratulations on your great Challenge Win!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo January 13, 2018
Yay, Nina! Congrats (for the FIRST time, today)!!!!
bsheppard
 
bsheppard January 14, 2018
Fantastic image. Great composition.
BlasTorillo
 
BlasTorillo January 15, 2018
Wonderful photo!
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz January 22, 2018
Congratulations Nina on your Honorable Mention Win in Isolated Photo Contest for January, 2018! Well deserved.
GayleLucci PRO+
 
GayleLucci January 22, 2018
Incredible work, as always. Congratulations on Honorable Mention award...a truly great achievement. Gayle
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer January 23, 2018
Hey, Nina, congratulations for you Honorable Mention in the Isolated contest! Way to go. This is an absolutely deserving shot!
Rafaphoto PRO+
 
Rafaphoto January 25, 2018
Awesome
dgerrans PRO+
 
dgerrans April 27, 2018
Great photo! I will be in Utah in September. Maybe I will get to see this.
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 April 28, 2018
congrats on the well deserved challenge award
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo May 28, 2018
Lots of well deserved Awards on this great shot - Congrats!!!
kileybowey
 
kileybowey October 03, 2018
Love the colours that are captured
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug January 20, 2019
An absolute masterpiece! Love this! Congratulations!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer January 21, 2019
One of my favorites! Congratulations on your win in the Alone challenge!
margitulstrup PRO+
 
margitulstrup March 09, 2019
Amazing landscape wow
matthew.eden PRO
 
matthew.eden October 14, 2019
It was so hard picking a winner in my challenge but it just had to go to you! Love the long shadow, the sense of scale, the other footsteps other travellers left behind, and the mystery of what's behind the ridge. Thank you for entering :)
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug October 15, 2019
Outstanding image. What a shadow, great capture. Congratulations on your award.
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock October 15, 2019
Utah? Wow......that would be some adventure!! Awesome shot!
Uphollandlatic PRO+
 
Uphollandlatic October 15, 2019
Fantastic shot.
Joviaal PRO
 
Joviaal October 15, 2019
Hi Nina, a very deserved win with this amazing image. Congratulations.
Joviaal PRO
 
Joviaal October 15, 2019
And of course, congratulations being a contest finalist!
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole October 15, 2019
Still loving it!! : ) Congrats on your well deserved challenge win!! : )
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer October 16, 2019
Congratulations, Nina! Winner of My Big Outdoor Adventure Challenge! Way to go, girl!
PhotographybyTessa
 
PhotographybyTessa October 21, 2019
Great photo 👏🏼
bluespanishsteel02
 
bluespanishsteel02 October 21, 2019
this is a beautiful image!!! nicely done!!!!!
Cookies4U PRO+
 
Cookies4U November 19, 2019
Extraordinary capture! thank you so much for entering my Shadows Challenge!
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole Jan 03
Congrats again on your well deserved challenge award!!! : )
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis Jan 11
Wow! Incredible shadow ..a real winner:-)
LaGaleriaDeJMO PRO+
 
My vote for your contest. I love the message and the composition, a masterpiece. ;-)

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at little known, but very beautiful, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in southern Utah.
Time
We made a point to arrive in the morning in order to capture long shadows on the dunes. This photo was taken at about 9:00 a.m.
Lighting
Because these dunes contain numerous different minerals and silicates they tend to change colors throughout the day; as the light changes the dunes can change from light corals to deep pinks, depending on the time of day and weather conditions.
Equipment
This photo was taken handheld using my Nikon D750 DSLR with a polarizing filter. No other equipment was used.
Inspiration
Because of the light cloud cover and the fact that it was morning, the sun reflecting off the dunes gave the whole scene a soft, peach glow. I waited until another visitor started climbing up the ridge of the dune and cast this very long shadow, making the photo just that much more interesting.
Editing
Lightroom was used for some color and clarity adjustment.
In my camera bag
My current camera of choice is a Nikon D750 full frame. I usually use my Nikkor 28-300 zoom lens which I find very versatile, especially while traveling. I also have a macro lens, a Nikkor 24-120mm, and a Nikkor 150-600mm zoom lens. I always have 2 64gb memory cards in my camera and keep a spare 32gb card in my bag. In addition, I always carry the following: a fully charged spare battery and battery charger, UV and polarizing filters for all lenses, a Tiffen variable ND filter, the Cokin filter system, a lightweight carbon fiber tripod with a remote release, and cleaning supplies.
Feedback
Landscape photographers often have the luxury of returning to a particular location at different times of the day, year or during different seasons in order to capture the same scene under different conditions. However, it is almost always preferable to photograph something like this during the morning or afternoon hours when the light is softer and usually more appealing. It is usually best to do a little destination research ahead of time in order to maximize the opportunity for some better than average photos.

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