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Sand Storm

Sand Storm
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Copyright: Mushtaq Hussain (mushtaqhussain) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1685 W: 62 N: 3007] (13921)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-12
Categories: Nature, Experimental, Mood
Camera: Nikon D700, AF NIKKOR 24-50mm 1:3.3-4.5 D
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-16 0:51
Viewed: 1547
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi TL.

This was very stormy rather sand storm which we have normally in this time of season and experimenting in such climate is another has its own taste though some friends of mine in such situation may avoid going out to safe his sensor from dust but for me it was fun and interesting experience.

Technically shot at 3200 due low light condition with higher number of F stop for DOF.

Thank you for visiting and useful feedback.
Best Regards and have nice Sunday.

fransx, tnahari, harpya, werdir, tanburi, Teresat, dilshan74, vanda, daisydaisy has marked this note useful
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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-01-16 1:23]

Hi Mushtaq,
A wonderful capture of this panorama with a sand storm in process thus giving the presentation a warm cast!
Nice composition with this solo tree in the FG balancing well the hill in the BG.
Good shot, my friend.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hi Mushtaq
unique scenery well captured. nice golden tones.
good composition with keeping rule of thirds and placing the tree off center.
artistic image.

Ciao Mushtaq

A documentary of this very rural area,
and almost arid, semi desert, except for the trees.
A dry landscape well exposed and not sunny,
where the sand storm comes, however, covering the field.



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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2011-01-16 5:33]

Hi Mushtaq,
Nicely composed. You've done a good job depicting the dust storm with nice color tones and lighting. Well presented. TFS Julie

Salam Mushataq bhai,

Very nice scenery of tree with sand storm behind it,
Good POV with good DOF,


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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2011-01-16 6:30]

Hi Mushtaq,

The lone tree is well placed and provides a good anchor to show us this sand storm. It's kind of eerie looking, and you are a brave man to to take your equipment out in such adverse weather conditions.

Best regards,

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-01-16 7:36]


Merveilleus eiamge et compo quel buissons, dans cette ambianc de sable soufflé ce couleur douce, un bijou.

Bravo et amitié


Hello Mushtaq,
Well designed compopsition with off centre position of tree. Foggy atmosphere works as a well suited BG
Selahattin E

  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2011-01-16 9:21]

Bom dia Mushtaq
It is not easy to make a ground and a tree capture our atention with a sort of new light and tonalities.
um abraço

Very simple. Very effective composition especially the colors. Great framing and good dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.

Hi Mushtaq , i know you had to react quickly as the storm descended upon you and the landscape but this composition does not do justice to the real thing i think , the tree in th FG is not helping in that sense , it looks too impassive and contradictory to the very idea of the viewer being a witness to a sandstorm , even 1/60s froze it sharp , in my view a POV to the right of it using the paths as lead-ins into the scene would be more appropriate like an open view to the onslaught taking place , this would create more drama and impact a more panoramic format could work better , i wonder if the addition of noise in PP to make your landscape coarser , rougher- looking might be interesting to try because as i might suspect with iso 3200 noise could be present, it is so smooth-looking here like it is having the wrong effect , i have a hunch that this would look perfect in B&W , just my personal view my friend .
Thanks ,

Powerful composition with the placement of the tree, and a compelling shot - there is a real sense of desolation and bleakness in these harsh conditions. I can imagine how it might cause havoc to the sensor, but should be ok as long as you didn't change lenses halfway through the storm!

Good use of negative space here.


Eeriue atmosphere with good application of rule of 1/3s Thanks for braving the elements


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2011-01-16 16:42]

dear Mushtaq,
a very wild view of the severe sandstorm,
but a beautiful picture of the wild nature indeed,
against blurred yellow atmosphere, fore green leaves are vivid and impressive,
thank you for your excellent shot,

Hi Mushtaq...nice shot. I like your tones and focus...well done.


Dear Mushtaq,

Simply amazing tonalities and mood captured here! A shot full of mystery and solitude, and the framing of the shot is ace. Love the ISO performance of your D700 at 3200- its mind bogglingly good! Thank you for the detailed notes and for sharing these amazing works.



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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2011-01-17 3:51]

Salaam Mushtaq,

This takes us back to the place that is now out of bond, as those July days were much HOT and you did capture well in low light as the WB was on cloudy so we have a brownish yellow tone here, nice shot and TFS.


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2011-01-17 10:17]

Salaam Mushtaq!
Fascinating and very interesting image, which shows an unusual scene for me:)
Very beautiful natural area with the typical warm colors of the desert.
Well composed with the lonely tree placed on the right.
Congratulations my friend.
Ciao! vanda

Hello Mushtaq

The theme of the tree, branch or a small tree is an inexhaustible subject.
And I always enjoy seeing a different interpretation.
Here is the sand storm.
Difficult conditions for light is well managed, I like this atmosphere.
A very well balanced photo in an excellent pov.
Interesting work.
My best regards

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