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Featured Forum Post: 'EPM2 at the Dunes'

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Stan, May 2, 2013.

  1. Stan

    Stan SC Regular

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    Apr 19, 2013
    California
    Stan
    One of the areas I live close to is the Oceano Sand Dunes Preserve. It's a lovely place to go for a walk and take pictures. The dunes are one of my muses -- I return frequently to test new ideas and try to get better. I find on every trip I make to this location I find new ideas to explore. In such an environment any camera will do really, although sand and wind can ruin a nice body or lens. So I always bring a windbreaker and never change lenses except when it's completely still. Thanks for looking!

    Rider at the Dunes
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    Life in the Dry Places
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    Plant and Sand
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    stan, you're luck to be near such a place. All of them are great, but the first is my fave.
     
  3. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    WOW ... I love all three Stan!! They are great. The different lines really set up the photos. Looking forward to more.
     
  4. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Simply Wonderful .
     
  5. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

    978
    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Just great! A place like that offers tons of possibilities, I guess.
     
  6. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    First class.
     
  7. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    And a point and shoot did that!:smile:

    Good stuff. I love the desert. Thank you for the visit.
     
  8. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Really like #1 and #2 especially -- but they are all outstanding. Very nice compositions.
     
  9. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Great stuff Stan. I love the first, the b&w tones work really well to accentuate the shapes and lines of the dunes and, of course, the horse and rider adds a whole other level of interest.

    -Ray
     
  10. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    I love them all. I wish I had taken them.

    Gary

    PS- For the movie fanatics ... this is near, (a few miles south), where DeMille built and later buried the entire Pharaoh's palace and city for his movie The Ten Commandants. Instead of demolishing the buildings he just buried the entire set. Only recently, has his set been found.
    -G-
     
  11. spinyman

    spinyman SC Veteran

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    Dec 21, 2011
    Valley Center,Ca.
    David
    The first one is epic.The other two are merely great.
     
  12. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Love the horse shot.
     
  13. MacBook

    MacBook SC Rookie

    You're dune great photography!
     
  14. asterinex

    asterinex SC Regular

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    Oct 23, 2012
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Fantastic pictures!
     
  15. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Following an old link from PDH I watched this clip about Edward Weston this week

    [video=youtube;g4aE2f07ON4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4aE2f07ON4[/video]

    His photos of California dunes made me want to get down to the beach & try my hand. (maybe next week)

    But seeing these EPM2 shots now I think I'd better just keep them to myself.
     
  16. neat shots, especially the second one.
     
  17. Stan

    Stan SC Regular

    164
    Apr 19, 2013
    California
    Stan
    Lovely film! I haven't seen it before. I recognize many of the places, and feel fortunate to have been able to experience them.

    Please share! We all learn from each other!
     
  18. Stan

    Stan SC Regular

    164
    Apr 19, 2013
    California
    Stan
    I've heard this before, but didn't know it was true. It's time to do some research...
     
  19. Stan

    Stan SC Regular

    164
    Apr 19, 2013
    California
    Stan
    LOL! Witty!
     
  20. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Superb images. Love the 1st one best.