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author Hania (Anna Franek)
subjectTheme Day
title Trees die standing
date1/31/2014 12:02:37 PM
detailsMoving dunes slowly kill everything in their path.
Slowinski National Park, Poland.

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1 Elisabeth   (1/31/2014 12:08:25 PM)
Beautiful capture with great patterns and fantastic light! Great entry!
2 Helly (Helly and Graham Horrocks)   (1/31/2014 12:13:06 PM)
stunning scenery! excellent entry
3 Zenonas   (1/31/2014 12:46:57 PM)
Great, extraordinary, artistic shot!
4 Sreten   (1/31/2014 2:14:21 PM)
The specific entry but very effective one. Life in desert look like surrounding by default is very slow while the fate of this tree cannot be excluded from that. Thanks for this nice entry, Anna!
5 Wessel-130766   (1/31/2014 2:41:47 PM)
Wonderful shot and take on the theme. Love the scenery
6 B2O   (1/31/2014 4:01:37 PM)
Wonderful Hania. Maybe a bit more clarity in the sky?
But I like the structure of the sand dune very much.
Gr. Bas
7 joe bellantoni   (1/31/2014 4:14:49 PM)
simple and clear...excellent comp
8 April (Cindy Metzger)   (1/31/2014 6:49:53 PM)
With Joe. Full of texture too.
9 Reda Danaf   (2/1/2014 3:12:43 AM)
Wonderful desert scene well composed, beautiful colors and textures.
10 incult (Marius Caragea)   (2/1/2014 8:40:56 AM)
I like the simplicity of the composition. great textures.
Top 10 Recommendation
Safa   (2/1/2014 2:20:42 PM)
Clear , Nice , Great ... Well done !
Top 10 Recommendation
Gene Brumer   (2/1/2014 3:04:49 PM)
It's amazing!!!!!! What a photo!
13 Vadim Shirokov   (2/2/2014 3:45:03 PM)
Good picture! But the sky looks unnatural as from a tree the obvious and black shade is formed, and above it is unlikely that the sun shines because of a large quantity of clouds and the dark sky. I would prefer the sky is a bit more light:)
14 Hania (Anna Franek)   (2/2/2014 6:19:43 PM)
#1 Elisabeth:
#2 Helly(Helly and Graham Horrocks):
#3 Zenonas:
#4 Sreten:
#5 Wessel-130766:
#6 B2O: Thank very much Bas. After your comment I tried to experiment with the sky but was not satisfied with a new version :(
#7 joe bellantoni:
#8 April(Cindy Metzger):
#9 Reda Danaf:
#10 incult(Marius Caragea):
#11 Safa:
#12 Gene Brumer:
#13 Vadim Shirokov:

Thank you very much! Deeply appreciate.

Vadim, you are right, the sun does not shine above the tree. It is located pretty low over the horizon on the right side (and there the sky is brighter). Also please remember that in landscape photography filters are commonly used. I use graduated filters - there is no need to write what is it for or what is the result of using it. I experimented with three versions of this picture, including pictures with brighter and darker sky. I chose the middle, current version. In my perception that sky was still pretty natural but the best to define the space and to create a balance between the textures of the sand and clouds.
15 B2O   (2/3/2014 3:37:29 AM)
Hania, balancing is easier in BW. You should give it a try. It is worth it. See my just simple try out.
Gr. Bas
example image >>
16 Hania (Anna Franek)   (2/4/2014 3:54:26 AM)
#15 B2O: You are right, it works very well in B@W! Thank you very much!
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