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Sand

Increasing the variety of photos.

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Location: Portugal
Date: June, 2009

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Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Sigma 10-20
Flash: No
Tripod: Yes
Filters: Yes

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Photo Processing:
Levels | Curves | Saturation | Sharp

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MY WORK IS NOT STOCK AND IS COPYRIGHTED.
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:iconalex37:
This is a lovely shot which makes great use of texture, line and colour contrast to create a shot with good impact.

Vision: The image has been well conceived and has a simple concept, sand and sky, which is immediately obvious to the viewer.

Composition: Compositionally this image is sucessful. In particular the lines of sand lead the veiwer into the shot in a very classical way that is easy to appreciate. The 3rds split of the horizon is again classic, but effective, the horizon is perfectly placed. There are a few distractions for me. The shadow in the distance is, in my opinion, ugly and unclear, it detracts from the simplicity of the image. The water in the distance is also a minor distraction. It does have the benefit of giving the image context, but ultimately I think I would prefer it if it was either more significant, or not visable at all. Finally in an ideal world the top of the cloud would not intersect the top fo the frame, obviously this point of critique may just be wishful thinking!

Originality: The shot isnt original at all, but I dont think this matters. Originality is not in my opinion a catgory an image should be judged by.

Technique: The shot is technically excellent, focus, exposures and processing are all very good. I would say thatI find the blue at the top of the image just a tiny bit too rich, but this is a minor point.

Impact: The colour contrast and foreground texture make a very strong impact. However the idea that this scene is pretty much always there and the knowledge that there are many shots similar to this does not make this particularly memorable, even if it is very well shot.

Overall a very good image
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:iconskiefzilla:
skiefzilla Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful pic
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:iconinnercoma:
InnerComa Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Beautiful simplicity
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Thanks :)
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:iconcreatureboy02:
creatureboy02 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ya' know what this picture needs? 'Needs more sand.
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
:)
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:iconwelshglue:
WelshGlue Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great job!
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Thanks :)
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:iconguldhaug:
guldhaug Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
WOW!! Its cool!!
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Thanks :)
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:iconguldhaug:
guldhaug Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
your welcome!
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:iconjustinderosa:
JustinDeRosa Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010   Photographer
love it
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Thanks again :)
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:iconjustinderosa:
JustinDeRosa Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010   Photographer
anytime my friend
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:iconalban-expressed:
alban-expressed Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Great shot. :-)
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Thanks :)
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:iconalban-expressed:
alban-expressed Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
:-)
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:iconmehrmeer:
mehrmeer Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
:wow: :love:
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
:)
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:iconshatteredrorrim:
ShatteredrorriM Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
That's beautiful! I love the texture of the sand.
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Thanks :)
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:iconchiotas:
Chiotas Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009   Photographer
Great shot!
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Thanks :)
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:iconglasperlenspielerin:
Glasperlenspielerin Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
Hi, like promised I'm featuring the winners and runners up of the APN contest - if you like take a look at the feature by simply going to my page or directly to the journal here: [link]
I'm glad the judges decided to give this photo some well-deserved attention :)
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Thanks :bow:
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:iconk-boyd-photography:
K-Boyd-Photography Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Well done :highfive: Gorgeous shot :heart:
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Thanks :)
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:iconaeon-100:
aeon-100 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
parabens pela vitoria no concurso =)
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Han?!
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:iconaeon-100:
aeon-100 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
tao ainda n sabes ? [link]
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Esquece... nem me tinha apercebido disso, apenas concorri devido a pressão de um membro :D

Obrigado ;)
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:iconuae4u:
uae4u Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations ! :D
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Thanks :)
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:iconuae4u:
uae4u Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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:icondaisyflower2003:
daisyflower2003 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
You've been featured :aww: [link]
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
Thanks :bow:
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:iconpopsick-art:
popsick-art Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
very good, mate! i love the texture of the asnd...
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
Thanks again :)
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:icontimlasure:
TimLaSure Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
Wonderful composition!
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
Thanks :)
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:iconldfranklin:
LDFranklin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009   Photographer
Great colors and details!
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
Thanks again :)
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
Nice one man, well done :)
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Thanks Drew ;)
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:iconmomtazmo:
momtazmo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Nice Place :)
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Indeed :)
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
good capture
good colors
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Thanks :)
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
Beautiful shot Ricardo! Good luck with the competition!
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
Thanks, i only enter because i was invited to the same, usually i not enter in competitions. :)
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:iconsumirehinata:
SumireHinata Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
:heart:
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