Rose Quartz, Desert Willow & Rice Grass

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  1. abraxas

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    Kelso Dunes, Mojave National Preserve

    1- The dunes
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    2- ridge detail
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    3- decaying vegetation
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    4- rice grass
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    5- desert willow
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    Amazing photos. Love the second and last one. They seem so secluded and that adds lot to the atmosphere.
     
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    These are all very good, excellent use of lines and shapes, my fav's are #s 4 & 3; personally I would crop some of them a little differently
     
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    Very interesting set.

    My favourite would be photo #2. The separation between the two sides is unbelievably well-defined. When you squint your eyes just a bit and look at this image, it seems as if two different pieces of fabric were hand-sewn together. Very cool semi-abstract ;)

    Number one I like quite a bit too. The pitch-black shadow makes the photo different.
     
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    I would say impressive set.....I like the detail on the photographs.
     
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    I like 2 & 3 ...nice to see something people normally don't notice. However the whole set is very interesting.
     
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    Thanks- these are reasonably secluded due to the fact that they are about 100 miles from any decent-sized city.

    I went out on a weekday a day or two after a rain pelted the dunes. It gave such a cool definition/texture to the ridgeline.

    Thanks.

    Thank you.

    Thanks Jeff. I know what you mean. These were taken in September, 2005. I'm hoping my composition has improved since then. I tried cropping them, but couldn't come up with anything I liked that didn't hack off so much. At that time I was still more about shooting documentation shots.
     
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    Awsome shots, Abraxas!
     
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    Thank you Dmitri!
     
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    I really like #3 and 5! Great stuff as always! Did you place the vegetation in the sand or stumble on it like you shot?
     
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    Thanks. The vegetation was natural. The sand is very easily disturbed and any placement, rearranging etc. would be obvious. I was very careful that morning to plan my approaches to potential shots well before walking up to anything. The dunes were absolutely pure and free from any sign of humans.
     
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