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tim wolcott

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Dunes "Death Valley"
« on: March 13, 2017, 10:46:34 PM »

I live about three hours from Death Valley way up high in the mountains in SoCal.  Here are some the other day.  I will be going back for sure.  Right after the next storm.  Tim
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 04:30:41 AM »

I like the fourth the best, I suppose because the context is taken away by the absence of horizon. Just after a storm is the time to go, isn't it, when the sands are smooth. I envy you your proximity.

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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 04:40:49 AM »

Nice images, Tim!  My favorite is the first, though I'd probably prefer a slightly less darkened sky.  A nice set of Images.

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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 05:34:08 AM »

Beautiful images. I like the first tree shots, especially #1 and #3 with the great contrast provided by the jagged mountains vs the soft curves of the dunes.
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 10:34:35 AM »

A lovely set.
The fourth is also my favorite.

It's nice to see work of yours that doesn't include either trees or bright colors!
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Re: Dunes "Death Valley"
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2017, 07:25:36 PM »

A couple more from the shoot.  Storms are coming time for some clean dunes.  Tim
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Re: Dunes "Death Valley"
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 06:45:27 PM »

Thanks Eric glad you liked them.  I do shoot every subject matter in Nature.  But trees and trees with landscape sell very well.  Tim
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2017, 04:43:55 AM »

I like the last one very much!

The blue definitely add someting interresting, but I would crop it slightly on the left to remove the darkest part.

That will improve the light balance.

Have a Nice Day.

Thierry
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Re: Dunes "Death Valley"
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2017, 11:54:13 AM »

Must be a temptation living so close! Good series.

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Re: Dunes "Death Valley"
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2017, 04:34:45 PM »

Everything is a temptation when it comes to photography.  I do like the local of where I live.  4 hours to Utah, 3 hours to death valley,4-5 hours to backside of Sierra's. 

Here are some other dunes.
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Re: Dunes "Death Valley"
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2017, 08:00:05 PM »

I think I like the first image.  When I retire, I'm going back to Death Valley!  thanks for sharing

Hugh
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Re: Dunes "Death Valley"
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2017, 08:07:24 PM »

Just got back again from Death Valley.  Luscious. 
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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2017, 09:21:44 PM »

Lovely shots.  You have inspired me to try some B&W conversions of my shots from there.  Any particular technique that are are using?  Contrast and sharp blacks really stand out.  BTW the last image you posted is my favorite - if I had to pick one.
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2017, 09:49:06 PM »

Luscious, both of them.
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2017, 10:01:16 PM »

No just capture one and shooting with the hardest shadows you can get.  Tim
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Re: Dunes "Death Valley"
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2017, 12:58:29 AM »

Here's one I really like because its rarer to find and capture it.  Can't wait for the next wind storm to clean the dunes.  Will be back there next week with any luck.  Tim Wolcott
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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2017, 08:48:50 AM »

I love these.

Can you tell us which set of dunes you visit primarily? On my one visit to DV I had a great time at Stovepipe Wells. The problem there is that it is too easy for the tourists to leave footprints all over, unless you are there first thing after a good wind storm.
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Re: Dunes "Death Valley"
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2017, 10:40:09 AM »

Eureka Dunes is highly recommended. Far fewer problems than what we see at Mesquite Dunes. Also, the Last Chance Range provides a spectacular setting.
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« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2017, 05:08:43 PM »

I really like Moving Cloud.

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« Reply #19 on: Today at 01:33:41 AM »

Those were shot at stovepipe wells dunes.  your right the footprints can be very bad but I go there after the wind blows thru and make sure I'm the first in.  But Eureka been there more times than probably anybody and love that set of dunes.  Much more challenging but well worth the extra pain of walking so far to get the really good stuff.  Need to take lots drinks and little food, there you can shoot all day but at stovepipe you can't do that.  But eureka dunes are 900 feet taller.  I will be going there soon.  But the wildflowers are calling me now. 
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