Being in such a pure Zen like place, I couldn't help it. I had to take this shot. A really simple composition was called for here. I decided to include the moon to create a stronger sense of loneliness & vastness. Being in a secluded place away from all the stress in the world sure feels good. I took a spot reading from the sand and opened up 1 stop to make the sand white while keeping the sky dark.
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Cpamoi (10391) 2004-11-19 1:47
15 seconds and i'm totally destressed! thank u! ;)
Roly (2024) 2004-11-19 1:50
Well, it seems that mot all you images are obtained using neutral density graduated filters. The image is technically sound, beautiful in its simplicity with a very well balanced composition and excellent colors. The plant and the fine sand dunes are enough for a great image but the inclusion of the moon was a fine touch. Excellent quality of the conversion to digital.
dsidwell (9771) 2004-11-19 2:06
This IS zen like! Very peaceful and striking. Your exposure was perfect here, and I like the moody colors.
alainh (35555) 2004-11-19 2:13
A very strange shot. Good post-traitment, and a very beautiful result.
Excelent Composition with this plante and the moon.
good wor, congrats
RGatward (20050) 2004-11-19 2:31
Well nothing mush to add to what's already been said. Very fine somple landscape, with good use of the plant as a compo device.
jp80 (8439) 2004-11-19 2:48
Perfect ! Colors are conderful, and croping to get the moon and the plant on the over side is a good idea. I like it !
airin (172) 2004-11-19 3:25
Yes, Pat, this is really shot for relaxation. Great calm atmosphere here. Nice composition and colors. It looks like "the end" of the world...
Rhiannon (1728) 2004-11-19 3:31
Excellent work, Pat!
The calm atmosphere is well captured.
Technically your shot is perfect, as always. The colours, the simple composition, the clarity and details everything is right and well balanced together in harmony.
The filter effect is gorgeous. Good exposure.
Thanks for sharing.
Amandine (1072) 2004-11-19 3:33
So peaceful and although so simple... that's a perfect shot. Congratulations
PixelTerror (0) 2004-11-19 4:29
Hi Pat, it's a stunning composition ! So superb !
I did not know whether it was sand or snow and had to study your note to find out, amazing you can get it so white. Superb placement of this plant, good light, a bonus brought by the moon and an overall atmosphere that fits perfectly to the title.
dkeus31 (27733) 2004-11-19 6:13
Superb colors and perspective.
Looks almos unreal.
Nice to have the moon and plant in opposite corners.
Ebbe (9617) 2004-11-19 8:51
I looks like that here to since yesterday but it will go away! Lovely shot of this snowlike sand. The high format works well to cover the plant and the moon without loosing itself on the way. Nice positioning in opposite corners.
A picture from you without water - am I missing something?
Isaperez (355) 2004-11-20 9:31
Wonderful!It's a beautiful image,congrats!
thebecky (688) 2004-11-29 21:50
Well this is beautiful ... The way you capture the beauty and the quietness and simplicity is something very special. Stunning shot.
Curioso (9271) 2004-12-02 14:20
Strong amazing zen shot ;-) I like the small aperture use, these red glowing tones together with the deep blue sky. Fantastic one !
ninadev (5373) 2005-01-20 23:01
Encore une fois, une photo parfaite. Le détail de cette plante et la composition avec cette lune dans le coin opposé est sublime.
Maru (0) 2005-01-23 8:30
I keep looking the shot so I can have much more peace and quiet in my mind!!
Your shot is superb. So simple, but so powerful, well balanced in texture, details and colors..
Is a timeless comosition.
gulliver (1646) 2005-02-25 7:28
Wonderfull compo Pat ! colors, light, frame. Everything is there. Very professional and well done!!
sn00zie (2384) 2005-02-25 7:51
a perfect remedy for stress. love the effect you've captured.. really amazing. nice composition too :)
recepyuksel (17808) 2005-06-20 18:57
Bir başyapıt. Kadraj ve kompozisyon süper. Işık nefis. Sadelik ve minimal yaklaşım...Bravo
rabani (9645) 2005-10-25 3:40
A Zen haiku for this scene:
A white dot in the sky
A plant in the sand dune
sabin (132) 2007-01-14 18:08
Superb colours, technique and use of the filters.
The way you grasp the moment is incredible.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
humayun (2909) 2007-06-20 6:34
A really beautiful place you are introducing to us with this colorful photo........
crisnique (857) 2007-06-20 6:57
Really evocative Zen composition!
Good choise to take the spot reading from the sand.
The moon is a little bit too little.
wolfy75 (454) 2007-11-08 18:11
I really needed a break... Beautiful peaceful shot. Great.
macjake (39227) 2009-08-28 4:44
Absolutely stunning photograph. great blue colours, even the blue on the sand.
Hellas (6505) 2009-08-28 5:22
What a beauty, what a frame!
Absolutely good, indeed!
Perfect light management and scanning!
Thank you very much for sharing.
- Copyright: Pat Di Fruscia (Timecatcher) (2513)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-10-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Minolta Maxxum 7, Minolta 24-105mm D, Fuji Velvia 50
- Exposure: f/22, 15 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): BLUE COLOUR 3 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-11-19 1:28
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