About an hours drive south from Zion National Park in Utah there is a state park called Coral Pink Sand Dunes. Its an interesting place where the wind has blown this pink colored sand from 30 miles away to this location. I waited until the afternoon sunshine set low enough to create these wonderful shadows. Even though there is the slightest breeze the sand is constantly moving creating these wind ripples as you can see in the lower part of the frame. Enjoy.
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serp2000 (44203) 2011-06-16 20:52
Fine diagonal composition! Excellent contrast!!! I like the sand structure, impressive sharpness and good saturation. It reminds me photos from Arizona's Desert.
Great contribution to TE!
Greetings from Russia!
kabel (1926) 2011-06-16 21:29
Hello Paul! This is a wonderful photo of Coral Pink Sand Dunes. Great contrast and the straight diagonal line between the contrasting areas adds to the style and composition in the pictue. I have driven by this park but usually on the way to somewhere else. Next time I am going to make the side trip becuase it looks like a very interesting place.
JFS (32459) 2011-06-16 21:53
The whole beauty of it is simplicity. Image perfectly observed. the colors are just superb. Very good work my friend!
Enjoy the day!
cargus (10265) 2011-06-16 22:56
Image superbe, tranquille, une bonne clarté et combinaison de couleurs
timecapturer (49288) 2011-06-17 4:37
this is such a creative composition and the vibrancy and contrast of the colours is outstanding. Perfect clarity and flawless light management, the shadows and ripples are so effective. A wonderful image presented so imaginatively.
Have a great weekend - Brian
prasun984 (5590) 2011-06-17 11:00
very simple bt powerfull composition with the desert under the deep blue sky...like the light & shadow effect on the desert...
Wonderful atmosphere, beautiful landscape with excellent light management and colour tones,good sharpness,very nice POV...gd landscape shot...
annjackman (21899) 2011-06-17 13:09
I was there last November and indeed have uploaded some pictures of the dunes. It is not a place very frequently visited. You have a great capture here. The sharp diagonal line of the dune edge contrasts beautifully with those lovely ripples. The plain deep blue sky is perfect. The dunes have interesting natural geometry. Excellent!
bestarns (198) 2011-06-17 15:50
Magnifique composition,très graphique j'aime ;)
L'angle de prise de vue est genial,chouette perspective.Beau coups ;-)
vasilpro (41317) 2011-06-18 3:06
Wonderful composition, excellent POV, lovely light and colors, very good contrast, beautiful view to that sandy park, TFS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2011-06-18 10:39
This is really breathtaking The colors are simply bursting into my eyes! The lines, shadows are awesome, great contrast too! Wonderful image! Well taken! Zion is added to my bucket list for sure.
Thanks for sharing,
Kielia (24077) 2011-06-19 9:14
a very fascinating place and a wonderful impression. The contrasting colors are very pleasant but it is actually the light that makes this image very attractive. The composition is excellent!
carlosmarin (11954) 2011-06-19 10:57
Extraordinary framing the dunes, with great simplicity and beautiful composition.
The wonderful light to sunset. The diagonal created in the image. The texture of the sand by the wind. The beautiful colors and contrast.
Well done. TFS
abmdsudi (54107) 2011-06-20 23:00
This dunes evokes a lucid picture of pure brilliance and magic of the sun kissed desert. The blue sky and shadows contrast well with the colour of the sand and the ridges provide a strong lead-in diagonal lines. Love the rich warm colour, shapes and depth and the shadows give it real form and texture, but I see it as more of an abstract. This is a stunning capture and expertly composed too. Well done, Congrats
bayno (18344) 2012-02-27 18:59
perfect diagonal , beautiful texture of the sand, excellent contrast between colors, lovely play of shadows...very good eyes...
have a good day,
josepmarin (58357) 2012-06-03 9:41
in this simple and direct image you have caught the great beauty of the dunes, with its pretty geometry, its golden tonalities, the drawings created by the wind on the sand, and the fantastic effect of the light and the shades on the ensemble.
The diagonal of the edge divides the picture very elegantly.
An excellent work.
worldcitizen (8654) 2012-06-06 11:29
I am always amazed by these desert landscapes here in the USA. Your composition is really beautiful. I like the balance between the light and the shadows. The patterns and shapes made by the sand dunes are wonderful, and so is the blue sky. A very elegant and interesting photo.
finlay (1573) 2012-08-16 15:49
I like the composition showing a sharp diagonal line dividing the light and shadow sides of the dune. Superb colours too.