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I would love to be able to photograph these amazing dunes in winter light, but we were there in April! It's an amazing place, in the spectacular Death Valley! The light was quite harsh, early morning would have been better. The hottest recorded temp is around 130 degrees F; the locals were saying that some people go in the summer just to experience that level of heat!

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus E-PL2
Lens:OLYMPUS M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:4 Apr 2012 - 6:55 PM
Focal Length:37mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Creative (Slow speed)
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Mesquite dunes, California
Username:maggietear maggietear
Uploaded:6 Dec 2012 - 11:27 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Sand dunes, Shadow, Tree
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debu
debu  4 India
6 Dec 2012 - 11:31 PM

Lovely image.
debu

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 12:02 AM

Beautifully taken, love the simplicity !!
Ron.

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7618 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 12:18 AM

Mesquite can certainly take the heat - we have it growing all over the area where I live. We've not had temps as high as 130F, but we hit 110F this summer.

You can almost feel the heat looking at this. Elegant shot - the blue of the mountains creates a good depth.

Anne

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
7 Dec 2012 - 4:15 AM

This is an excellent photo - I think you have captured the desert perfectly Smile

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 5:56 AM

Super image

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 8:28 AM

So alone. What a harsh environment and such a little tree. Superb landscape, with a hint of human visitation by way of the footprints.
x

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8525 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1089 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 8:52 AM

Life clinging o in adverse circumstances, one of my favourite subjects.
The tree gives a tantalising hint of shade...
Moira

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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
7 Dec 2012 - 10:16 AM

Great shot how does that tree survive in that heat and sand.
jj

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 2:22 PM

The much sought after lone tree in a spectacular setting! Great image.
Ann

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 4:39 PM

I love the fragile little tree, I'd have liked if you had bent a little and cleared the tree from the hills in the BG, it would look cleaner for me Maggie.

Dougie

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 - 6:31 PM

Great capture.

P.

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 7:50 PM

Lovely capture wonder whose the foot prints were in the sand.Tongue
Rob

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 11:25 PM

a desert classic... the footprints are a pain at times but here they actually add another dimension.

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 9:13 PM

cracking image!
Johanna

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 - 4:32 PM

Amazing image, well balanced, I like the tree in the sand and how your shot takes you forward as far as the eye can see... Grin
IB

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