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The Art of Photography => Landscape Showcase => Topic started by: Vieri Bottazzini on August 31, 2017, 05:52:22 AM

Title: Blue hour abstract at Mesquite Dunes
Post by: Vieri Bottazzini on August 31, 2017, 05:52:22 AM
Beautiful Mesquite Dunes, in Death Valley (USA), are always a great source of inspiration for me and lend themselves to long exposure abstract images perfectly.

(https://vieribottazzini.com/wp-content/uploads/SL_02324.jpg)

Leica SL, Voigtlander 15mm, Formatt-Hitech Firecrest filters. Thanks for viewing, best regards

Vieri
Title: Re: Blue hour abstract at Mesquite Dunes
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 31, 2017, 10:22:11 AM
Ooh! Beautiful!
Title: Re: Blue hour abstract at Mesquite Dunes
Post by: Rajan Parrikar on August 31, 2017, 11:07:11 AM
Excellent, Vieri!
Title: Re: Blue hour abstract at Mesquite Dunes
Post by: nma on August 31, 2017, 11:59:11 AM
This one says it all. Congratulations
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Post by: Chairman Bill on August 31, 2017, 12:08:34 PM
Beautifully done
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Post by: KMRennie on August 31, 2017, 12:19:06 PM
Beautiful image improved by the warm/ cold colours. Ken
Title: Re: Blue hour abstract at Mesquite Dunes
Post by: nma on August 31, 2017, 12:26:42 PM
This one says it all. Congratulations
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Post by: JNB_Rare on August 31, 2017, 12:35:10 PM
Gorgeous.
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Post by: farbschlurf on August 31, 2017, 12:48:26 PM
Thought of snow at very first look. Amazing picture.
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Post by: Jeremy Roussak on August 31, 2017, 02:27:34 PM
It's gorgeous, Vieri, but what does the long exposure give you?

Jeremy
Title: Re: Blue hour abstract at Mesquite Dunes
Post by: praja343 on August 31, 2017, 02:28:14 PM
Beautiful composition, colors and tones. Perhaps some cropping of the near foreground dunes may focus the attention on the image.
Title: Re: Blue hour abstract at Mesquite Dunes
Post by: Telecaster on August 31, 2017, 04:03:35 PM
It's gorgeous, Vieri, but what does the long exposure give you?

Gives you a natural smoothing filter over the sky…and over the dunes as well if there's wind.

-Dave-
Title: Re: Blue hour abstract at Mesquite Dunes
Post by: Peter McLennan on August 31, 2017, 05:18:09 PM
Beautiful composition, colors and tones. Perhaps some cropping of the near foreground dunes may focus the attention on the image.

No.
Title: Re: Blue hour abstract at Mesquite Dunes
Post by: maddogmurph on September 01, 2017, 12:07:58 AM
Classic time/location.
Title: Re: Blue hour abstract at Mesquite Dunes
Post by: Vieri Bottazzini on September 01, 2017, 02:59:39 AM
Ooh! Beautiful!

Thank you very much Eric, glad you enjoyed it :)

Excellent, Vieri!

Thank you very much Rajan! :)

This one says it all. Congratulations

Thank you very much indeed! :)

Beautifully done

Thank you very much Bill! :)

Beautiful image improved by the warm/ cold colours. Ken

Thank you Ken! :) Yes, I agree with you that colours helped here, I gave it a try in B&W just to see how it looked and it didn't work for me at all.

Gorgeous.

Thank you very much indeed! :)

Thought of snow at very first look. Amazing picture.

Thank you very much, glad you enjoyed it! :)

It's gorgeous, Vieri, but what does the long exposure give you?

Jeremy

Gives you a natural smoothing filter over the sky…and over the dunes as well if there's wind.

-Dave-

Thank you Jeremy! Long exposure gave me what dave said - the clouds were moving very slowly, so to make them look like that I needed 12 minutes of exposure... ;)

Beautiful composition, colors and tones. Perhaps some cropping of the near foreground dunes may focus the attention on the image.

No.

I gotta agree with Peter here, to me the foreground and the relation foreground / background are what make the image, Cropping it out would kill it for me, but I appreciate it that you might feel differently about it :)

Classic time/location.

Indeed! Mesquite after sunset is amazing :)

Best regards,

Vieri
Title: Re: Blue hour abstract at Mesquite Dunes
Post by: mistymornings99 on September 01, 2017, 05:16:42 AM
Terrific! The touch of warm colour in the distance takes the eye through the image excellently, and the foreground details are very enjoyable.
Title: Re: Blue hour abstract at Mesquite Dunes
Post by: Jeremy Roussak on September 01, 2017, 12:57:43 PM
Thank you Jeremy! Long exposure gave me what dave said - the clouds were moving very slowly, so to make them look like that I needed 12 minutes of exposure... ;)

I understand. To be honest, we get cloud formations that look very similar to that so often over here that it hadn't occurred to me that they were produced by a long exposure. But then, we get cloud formations of all kinds over here, with depressing frequency.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Blue hour abstract at Mesquite Dunes
Post by: Vieri Bottazzini on September 04, 2017, 03:37:37 AM
Terrific! The touch of warm colour in the distance takes the eye through the image excellently, and the foreground details are very enjoyable.

Thank you very much David, I am glad you enjoyed the photograph and the little warmth, I felt it really added depth to the whole image :)

I understand. To be honest, we get cloud formations that look very similar to that so often over here that it hadn't occurred to me that they were produced by a long exposure. But then, we get cloud formations of all kinds over here, with depressing frequency.

Jeremy

Hello Jeremy,

 :D on your remark about getting cloud formations of all kinds... and sorry that they appear with depressing frequency! Where are you based?

Best regards,

Vieri
Title: Re: Blue hour abstract at Mesquite Dunes
Post by: Jeremy Roussak on September 04, 2017, 02:40:41 PM
Hello Jeremy,

 :D on your remark about getting cloud formations of all kinds... and sorry that they appear with depressing frequency! Where are you based?

Manchester, Vieri (tthe original one, in England, not the new, flashy fake that Hollywood likes so much). I'm looking out of my window at clouds very similar to the ones in your photo. It rains a lot here. As the late Humphrey Littleton said, introducing the place on a radio programme, "Mancunians say that what Manchester has today, the rest of the world will have tomorrow. So if you're listening, rest of the world, it's drizzle".

Jeremy
Title: Re: Blue hour abstract at Mesquite Dunes
Post by: Vieri Bottazzini on September 05, 2017, 03:38:46 AM
Manchester, Vieri (tthe original one, in England, not the new, flashy fake that Hollywood likes so much). I'm looking out of my window at clouds very similar to the ones in your photo. It rains a lot here. As the late Humphrey Littleton said, introducing the place on a radio programme, "Mancunians say that what Manchester has today, the rest of the world will have tomorrow. So if you're listening, rest of the world, it's drizzle".

Jeremy

:D Thank you very much Jeremy, now I see what you mean! Well, in Death Valley drizzle is somewhat rarer thank i Manchester, thankfully... perhaps Humphrey Littleton's forecast didn't reach that far!

Best regards,

Vieri
Title: Re: Blue hour abstract at Mesquite Dunes
Post by: Paulo Bizarro on September 11, 2017, 09:22:40 AM
Top mark for this one.
Title: Re: Blue hour abstract at Mesquite Dunes
Post by: Vieri Bottazzini on September 12, 2017, 03:08:34 AM
Top mark for this one.

Thank you very much indeed Paulo, glad you enjoyed it! :) Best regards,

Vieri