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Desert Abstract

Desert Abstract
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Copyright: Dirk Jansen van Rensburg (xvs1100) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 118 W: 51 N: 130] (960)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-17
Categories: Nature, Abstract, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, 55mm L-PL
Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-12 6:06
Viewed: 4526
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This image from Dooievlei in the Sossusvlei area reminded me of souls reaching out for someone to save them. The red of the dune strengthened this idea and I increased the contrast and adjusted the hightlites untill I was left with these surreal colours.

Slight crop and framed.

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Hi, Dirk,
A very artistic shot with particular atmosphere
I like it very much

Awesome color tones! I really like the different contrasts...it does look like souls reaching out. Sort of spooky and mysterious. Nice idea, good creativity, and good presentation.

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  • lion Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 549 W: 64 N: 24] (5600)
  • [2008-02-12 7:33]

Oh hello my friend!!!
I like this image, excellent contrast and POV with perfect frame.

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  • KrL Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 504 W: 135 N: 502] (7619)
  • [2008-02-12 8:06]

Bonjour Dirk,
Je ne me lasse jamais des vues de ce désert. Les couleurs sont si surprenantes et intense.
Cette composition juste à la base de la dune prend toute sa dimension avec ce large encadrement noir que tu as choisi.


bonjour Dirk
bravo pour tes couleurs magnifique
tres belle photo
bonne journee

excellent surrealistic, well organized abstract photo. Janos

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  • A-lex Gold Star Critiquer [C: 124 W: 54 N: 132] (1248)
  • [2008-02-12 12:50]

Brrrr, how great!
I like it very much.
But the frame is to big imo.



Dirk, this is a really impressive composition. Artistic, imaginative, and well prepared.

These colours certainly work very well together. Very earthy and altogether appealing....I like it alot. Great choice in framing too.

Would make a great abstract painting. Congratulations!


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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 412 W: 161 N: 337] (2163)
  • [2008-02-21 6:19]

hi Dirk
great composition and use of the light and colors of the behavior...

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  • yttt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 263 W: 9 N: 3] (2127)
  • [2008-03-23 10:40]

what a object a pic!!!

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  • gnc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 730 W: 10 N: 104] (1449)
  • [2008-03-24 12:32]

Interesting details, great colors. Well done!

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  • jorgi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 46 W: 40 N: 33] (519)
  • [2008-12-18 13:12]
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your previous photo led me to this one.
It is simply fantastic.
I love what you did with colours. It brings out the best of this place, makes it even hotter, burnt, devilish if I may say so. Specially becuse of creeping branches of trees...
All together create absolutely brilliant abstraction presented perfetly.
The frame fits to photo as mam fits on dad.

My best,

Hi Dirk
I look in hurry your gallery
you have lot of beautiful shots and this one is really very well done and framed
have godo week end

Hello Dirk!

This is a beautiful photograph! There is so much emotion in the colors! Excellent job creating the branches as black as possible!! You have some amazing material and I look forward to seeing more of your work.

nice work as always!!


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