In 1984 I took the family to Morocco in our camper. We made it all the way to Zagora south of the Atlas mountains. And that was the end of the road (with the famous sign 32 days to Timbouctou - by camel). At sunset our local teenage guide took us out to see the sand dunes, which should always be enjoyed at sunrise or sunset. This is the beginning of the endless Sahara. And all our three year old wanted to do was get his playthings out of the car and pass time in the biggest sandbox in the world. That moment has been on the wall in our hallway ever since.
I think it is a shot full of motion and emotion (the sand being thrown into the wind). But I don't seem to be able to transfer the impression from the print to the digital media via my scanner. Do I need Neatimage or what kind of touch-up is necessary to improve this kind of scanned image?
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Surfer31 (0) 2003-12-16 19:11
Your picture is indeed very nice. I'm sure it's full of emotion to you. Answering your request I made a workshop and believe it's a bit better. My suggestion to you when you scan from prints is to scan at the highest optical resolution available. If the image file is too large than resize it. I think this one had too much jpeg compression. Try to save your image files at maximum quality/least compression ratios.
I can easly give you 2 points for your picture. It's lovely (also brings me some memories of my childhood).
ninadev (5377) 2003-12-16 21:33
For a child his life to come is as big as the Sahara but he only thinks of the present moment. Very nice shot with your son on the top of a dune. Might not be that big a dune but it looks higher than the other ones.
Miguel did a nice job with his WS, I think it really enhances the beauty of your image. Thumbs up for both of you.
manny (21833) 2003-12-17 3:53
Great picture, great movement. The workshop really improved the quality of the pic but I have to commend you for the purity of this shot and your sense of timing.
jrj (34841) 2003-12-17 8:54
Great humour Per! - and nicely composed. Well done.
mikhalych (1319) 2003-12-17 10:05
Sahara IS the biggest sandbox :)
Good moment. I like the colors and composition, too.
sorenlacour (6) 2004-01-20 11:01
hej hojper ...jo , peter og jeg er brødre....
What a nice poto, one of those who makes one think. The playing child, despite the roughness of the surroundings. Being in a religious mood, one of my thougts is like this: "Dear Lord above, help me to concentrate on what is possible for me".
ameyer (47) 2004-09-23 17:07
What a delightful photograph.
On the one hand we have the desolate, severe, inhuman desert. On the other we have the small child who demonstrates with his play and his delight that humanity asserts itself even in the midst of desolation.
As Miguel (Surfer31) showed, it is possible to make this a technically more polished image. But even without that, this is one to be treasured.
Arusem (47) 2004-11-03 16:47
Very nicely composed and I think the action and expression are super.
All the best.
rajhema (1901) 2008-11-06 9:56
good capture of this enjoyable moment Per. Interesting narration as well.