I am drawn to the dunes. I love being out there, especially in the morning. I walk about a mile to a spot that I hope will be great for first light and wait. Then the sun crests the horizon and the show begins. And I can’t help but gasp with amazement each and every time. It is awesome! I apologize to anyone who is near me as I let out a verbal and loud, WOW, you’ve got to be kidding me?! And then I get to work, looking for intimate scenes where the sun is creating shadow and light that makes my heart sing. I am happy, I am at peace, I am where I should be, drawn to the dunes.
Dancing in the Dunes
Sun Painted Sand
My Heart Sings
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I have no experience of dunes. It seems to me that they are home to many variations of intriguing light and shadow – as you demonstrate with this photograph.
I’ll have to find myself some dunes…
Oh yes you do!
Wow John, You sure captured this one! I am sure this moment last only a few seconds with the light just touching the tops of the ripples. Did you use your new method of processing on this?
Thanks Karl. Yes, new processing as we discussed on this one. Not a whole lot of dodging and burning thought… it converted to this pretty much out of LR. Just had to brighten up the light area a touch.
I love what you do with these compositions. I too love the dunes, but struggle with the desire to simplify rather than show the grand landscape. I just returned from DV and hope I captured a few images that fit my vision.
There is no right or wrong take on the dunes Mark. Betty Wiley has a grand view that is as good as I’ve ever seen. I’m sure your images will be great and I look forward to seeing them.
Exceptional image John. So intimate and such beautiful lines. Your words are equally as beautiful. Blessings, Robyn
Thank you Robyn. You always say the nicest things! 🙂
Great image John!!
Michel, thank you my friend.
Wind branded features
Fickle darkness, shifting light
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Fickle darkness, shifting light.
Sand between my toes.
Feeble Haiku John Barclay inspired!
Very nice Diana!!
Doesn’t get better than this. Congrats on your capture and your processing. This is awesome! If you post it to FB, I’d like to share it!
Thanks Felice. A link to the post is alway put up automatically on FB.
Love it! My favorite part of the tour.
Thanks Chuck. You were fun to have along! Better than that other Chuck! 🙂
Beautiful image and very we’ll done. I really like it!
John, For me, you eloquently summarized the magic of photography. Being drawn to ________ (fill in the blank). Being there. Soaking it in and being a part of it to the point where you lose track of space and time. That is what I love about photography. And then some guy on a dune near you snaps you out of it when he yells, “are you kidding me?” 🙂
elegant in its simplicity and starkness. love it!
John, I just love your passion. You are so incredibly inspiring!!