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Dune patterns

Dune patterns
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Copyright: Les Winder (rewind) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 117 W: 5 N: 133] (1139)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-18
Categories: Nature
Camera: Pentax K5, Pentax DA 16-45mm F/4
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-22 8:43
Viewed: 1894
Points: 12
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Another one taken last weekend in the south of the island near the Tree of Life. I have tried to clone out some of the marks caused by dust on the CCD sensor, it has worked quite well in the sky but still have not quite got the one slightly to left of centre quite right. Oh well, I'm here to learn! I do love the wind blown patterns in sand.
Hope you like it, further advice welcomed. I'm going to buy myself an "Arctic Butterfly" sensor cleaner on the advice of Adri! Thanks to Adri (and Bluepianowaits, my son) for help in getting rid of blemishes.
Best regards, Les

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Hiya Les

OO I love this shot, really well balanced, superb detail and DOF giving texture both in the foreground sand and the rocks top right of the image, nice skyline and overall a superb posting my friend.

TFS regards Helen

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 207 W: 93 N: 875] (4422)
  • [2008-07-23 14:18]

Hello, Les.

Like Helen, I really like this one. Like you, I love the parrerns in the sand, well shown in relief by the superb lighting and exposure which you have achieved here.

It really is a shame about the sensor dust. I shall be very interested to hear how you get on using the "Arctic Butterfly" as I have always been absolutely terrfified about putting anything near the sensor. I have used a big blower bulb thing a few times, just blown from the level of the lens flange, but never anything closer than that.

There's no doubt that sensor dust becomes much more apparent at small apertures - I have noticed it mainly taking macro shots at f/22 or f/25 - and of course is much more apparent on bland areas like sky. As I said, I'd be very interested to hear how you get on with that sensor cleaning device!

A great picture - thank you for sharing this one, Les.

Best Wishes,


Hi Dad,

Great shot, I like the textures and the lighting. Glad you managed to get rid of thoses pesky spots.


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  • pikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 9 N: 277] (1105)
  • [2008-08-03 11:44]

Hello Les.

Magnific landscape

Beautifull colors and textures!!!

Great framework.

Best Regards,


really nice
i like it so much
take care

Hi Les
I love those patterns in the sand and you chose the perfect angle to show them

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