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    Sailing in Desert

    Sailing in Desert

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    Re: Sailing in Desert

    Hi,
    I like it!

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    Hi Ahmed:

    I think if you cropped a bit closer it might have a more powerful effect of the vast desert and the "ships of the desert" moving upon it.

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    Re: Sailing in Desert

    Nice image. The composition exemplifies the vastness of the desert.

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    Re: Sailing in Desert

    For me, the vastness doesnt work, dont know why, maybe because theres to much texture in the foreground, go for the crop and see what happens
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    Re: Sailing in Desert

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark von Kanel View Post
    For me, the vastness doesnt work, don't know why, maybe because there's to much texture in the foreground?
    Hi Ahmed,

    I think Mark has a valid point here.

    Regards,

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    Re: Sailing in Desert

    Ahmed,
    it's strange how we all have different views when evaluating each others pictures. For me your picture works well, I think it demonstrates the vastness of the desert.
    However, based on the comments above; from much more experienced photographers than me, I would like to see their recommendation applied, so we can compare the difference.
    That's what I like about this forum, it's not just about making 'nice sounding comments' to please everyone, it gives good honest advice, thanks to you all.
    Last edited by JPS; 18th November 2011 at 10:47 PM.

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    Re: Sailing in Desert

    Quote Originally Posted by Viana View Post
    Hi Ahmed:

    I think if you cropped a bit closer it might have a more powerful effect of the vast desert and the "ships of the desert" moving upon it.
    Hi Viana and Ahmed. I'm not sure what you seeing in your mind with a 'closer' cropping but I think I would experiment with cropping about half of the brown foreground and leave the scene as wide as it is now. That may emphasize the vastness even more while reducing some of the foreground.

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    Re: Sailing in Desert

    Good point frank i think a panorama crop might work well

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    Re: Sailing in Desert

    Dears,

    Thanks for your significant comment. How do you like the attached modification? I did more cropping and adjustments using Picasa 3.

    Sailing in Desert

    For more information, this shot was taken in my way to visit Saint Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai (South Sinai - Egypt). Of course, I am not one of these camel riders...

    BTW, I will add another thread shown the Holy tree and Mountain of Moses.

    Thanks
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    Re: Sailing in Desert

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed Shahat View Post
    Dears,

    Thanks for your significant comment. How do you like the attached modification? I did more cropping and adjustments using Picasa 3.

    Sailing in Desert

    For more information, this shot was taken in my way to visit Saint Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai (South Sinai - Egypt). Of course, I am not one of these camel riders...

    BTW, I will add another thread shown the Holy tree and Mountain of Moses.

    Thanks
    Ahmed
    Hi Ahmed:


    The closer crop works better for me. The unending vastness of the desert comes across while the focal point is emphasized.


    You may also want to consider a bit more exposure and contrast adjustment to show differentiation in the dunes. Right now, one can feel the blinding sun, but the dunes are being washed out.

    Looking forward to other photos of the region.

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