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Copyright: Ian Barredo (tracer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 45 N: 1650] (8284)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-29
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 28-80 f3.3-5.6G, Cokin GND Grey 4 Stop
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Star awards 2010 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-10 6:56
Viewed: 2276
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi TL Folks,

i missed TL for a while. so busy with work and other stuff.

I had a chance a few weeks back to have some dune bashing or what we call here desert safari.
I was spotting some landscapes on some sand hill with my grad filters when i saw this tourist posing for what seems to be a classic jumpshot.
She was not aware that i took a photo of her jumping so i might call this a candid shot. =D

The desert, though barren is a beautiful place especially when the sand is undisturbed by human feet and vehicle tracks.

A display of human emotion, one can define it in many ways and in a lot of words.

thanks for the peek.

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hello Ian

I like the image. Very cool compopsition. What a great place to take images. HAve a nice day


Beautiful unique landscape. Great capture of that man jumping. Excellent colors and POV. I love it.


Hello Ian,
This is a great shot in every regard and a superb example of composition and subject framing.
It`s got it all: textures, curves, colors,rule-of-thirds, you name it and it`s there.
Thanks for this outstanding photo, well above the crowd...

Stunning shot.
Beautiful effect on viewers mind.

wonderful sand...

joy... for this man junping,

congratulations Ian,

dd, ile de la Réunion

Hello Ian!
Very very beautiful colours in your picture!
Lovely sand and sky!
Great light!
Beautiful idea!
Best regards!

Helo Ian

Perfect timing perfect shot.
Striking result, efective impact.

Cool mood ! Yes it is !
EXCELLENT colors and sharpness... WoW !

Hi Ian,
great timing and congrats for deciding shutter speed at the spur of the moment .
SP Srivastava

Hi, Ian -
Nice to see a post from you. Incredible warm colors. Love the densely rippled sand dunes. Perfect decisive moment with the jumping tourist - I like the burst of sand under his feet. Very sharp throughout. Great stuff.

Hello Ian,

Lovely light and colour combination. Great idea too.


Hi Ian,
Very nice caught of view and action classic jumpshot,
wanderful colors and light,
well presented in a beautiful composition.
very well done.

Great shot bro!

Excellent shot, fantastic framing and a very nice note.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2010-02-10 11:15]

Hi Ian
Not only it is great as an action shot, the textured lines
are so precise. Awesome work from you as usual

Hello Ian :o)))
Happy to see you back ! And as usual, with a wonderful shot ! Full of joy, colours and warmth ! Excellent ! In my favourites.
Hope everything is fine for you my dear friend :o)
Have a nice day

Marylou :)

Nice to see you back mate

Good composition, colours, and a moment nicely captured. The kicked-up plume of sand is a great touch, your timing was perfect!


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  • Pet Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 65 W: 14 N: 29] (381)
  • [2010-02-10 16:48]

Hello Ian
Simply pure colors. I love it.


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-02-11 0:00]

Hi Ian...
Nice shot with so nice colors, texture...
Nice timing...

Bom dia Ian
great to see a photo from you...and a so wonderful composition with great light, colors, saharpness.
Good photo and great moment this photo.
Um abraço

Bonjour Ian

Bien vu pour cet instant décisif.
Les couleurs et contrastes sont superbes !
Belle réalisation

Ciao Ian

Good to see you here again my friend ...
I was longing for your work ...
Wonderful visual and I think very hot!
You chose a very well angle we get great perspective and depth.
Sharpness and composition make these picture very atractive.

Have a nice day,


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-02-11 4:19]


quelle merveilleuse iamge de libert. dans cette immensité désertique, les trace sur le sable, ce personange et le ciel, fantastique ensmeble.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Ian,

I'd rather take pics of sand dunes than shovel snow right now; there's over 30 inches of snw on the ground and I need to dig up my car. Fantastic blues - aided by your ND filter. You are both lucky and skillful in incorporating the jumping accidental tourist. Good to see you posting again. Cheers


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2010-02-11 12:55]

Hi Ian,
Wow- I've missed your photos. This is a classic. Just beautiful colors, lighing and most excellent subject of the undisturbed desert. REALLY good work here. TFS Julie

welcome back bro, mukhang busy sa trabaho ba! perfect candid shot here, the contrast of the blue sky with the golden sand are well seen,ganda ng pagka-compo.

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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2010-02-12 1:46]

Nice shot Bro, like the contrast of sky against the dunes though, I preferred more space on the bottom (ganda kc ng sand eh, but it just mine). Nag s solo ka ah.



Hi Ian,
Very nice simple compo, the desert is indeed great as color and texture, with those dunes and under the blue sky.I understand the joy of that tourist, it must be tremendous to walk/jump on those dunes, far from the cities and crowds.
Have a nice Sunday !

Hi Yan,
Nice to see you back, dear friend!
I like the joyful mood of this scene!
And what an excellent capture! You have frozen the movement so well with the splash of sand. The contrast with blue sky and the golden dunes is really intense. Very sharp and clear image! Annie

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2010-02-24 6:08]

Hi Ian,
Wonderful moment well caught. Love the simple composition with the strong contrast of colours.

  • Fortuna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 3811 W: 2520 N: 16] (72)
  • [2010-03-14 15:48]

Hello Ian,

Great work with excellent POV and DOF!
Perfect timing, beautiful colors, excellent lighting!
Congratulations and TFS

(*) Sorry, out of smiles

Hello Ian,

Quel bonheur de voir une si belle texture de sable!!!
Cela met en joie la personne qui s'élève...
Superbe contraste entre le ciel et le sol.
Splendide composition.
Mes compliments.
Belle soirée. Yolande

Wooow, Ian, this shot is fantastic.
Those warm colours, the marvelous blue sky - and this funny Jumper, this arrangement is excellent and I fall in love with this post ...
Excellent work, creative and with the best quality, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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