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Ripples In The Sand

By Joeblowfromoz
I really don't have much confidence in my Black and White ability, but with these sand dune images, I have about 18 out of 20 shots that I could use, and was just playing around to look for something different and came up with this, but still not sure of myself when it comes to black and white.

Thanks to everyone who commented and voted on yesterdays image, and Sandy - hope you have a great trip away and the time won't take long to go.

Our rig as you saw it in yesterdays upload is not all there??? we tow a 4wd as well, so that when we find a place we like, we camp the rig and have the vehicle to drive around in, which will be great now as next week we head off to house sit - just south of Perth, for 10 weeks - so much to see and do around there, it is going to be great, and to be topped off by going to see Dolly Parton in Concert in 4 weeks time.

Cheers everyone


Tags: Photo journalism General Black and white Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: andylea, HectorRivera, RonnieAG and 57 more

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andylea 10 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2011 12:35AM
brilliant light and tones jo works so well i mono top shot Wink

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HectorRivera 11 17 1 United States
6 Oct 2011 12:37AM
RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
6 Oct 2011 12:43AM
A great image, working supremely well in B and W, Jo: the much lighter area of the rippled sand contrasts so well with the darker sky. A very striking image......well done.
hasslebladuk 9 1 6 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2011 12:47AM
This shot is a cracker the mono makes it stand out even more excellent
JPatrickM 12 2 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2011 12:48AM
Excellent conversion, and good composition. Strong picture.
mikemullumby 8 1 3 Australia
6 Oct 2011 12:55AM
Thats a ripper Jo,cant fault it, nothing wrong with your b.w mate ,that side of things is spot on as well.
taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
6 Oct 2011 1:02AM
Perfect for black and white-- Your division of canvas works well!
SecRATary 8 1 Wales
6 Oct 2011 1:28AM
What a cracking image ... and very well captured too !

Really stands out in mono ... well done !

Cheers ...

Dave (R.A.T.S.)
Daisymaye 10 23 16 Canada
6 Oct 2011 1:41AM
Looks awesome in mono Jo. Looks like it could be on the moon, quite extraordinary.........Sandy
Peagreen 8 1 1 England
6 Oct 2011 2:01AM
Perfect in black and white, Jo. Agree with Sandy, it could be on the moonSmile Great shot, ExcellentGrin
Take care, Pauline
Ayoob 8 Australia
6 Oct 2011 2:46AM
brilliant light and tones, great shot Jo Grin
CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
6 Oct 2011 6:27AM
You must lead an idyllic life, Jo, I'm most enviousSmile. A great image, and works so well in b&w. Carol
Andysnapper 11 109 25 England
6 Oct 2011 6:40AM
I like this Jo but I can't help feeling that there is something more in the image, not sure what but I think it may be that where the dunes meet the sky there is to much of a difference in brightness, maybe you could lighten the sky a little?
I think its one of those images that you could play around with for hours and find 100's of different versions, its stunningly simple and I really like it.

pdcche 8 4 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2011 7:27AM
Excellent mono shot, lovely tones, great sky, i'm in envy of your lifestyleSmile.. Peter
AnnChown Plus
9 207 1 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2011 7:44AM
I just love this! You have a great life Jo!
morpheus1955 12 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2011 8:10AM
Superb shot Jo, fabulous pov and composition, great textures and tones, really works well as a mono

BobL 13 3 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2011 8:53AM
great b/w image
gingerdelight 12 298 11 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2011 9:06AM
It works, and it works very well indeed! A splendidly professional image Jo, well done!
CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2011 9:25AM
Oh yes it works - great mono. Carole
barbarahirst 10 27 12 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2011 9:29AM
wonderful image ...
and perth now ... I am envious
Mike_Young Plus
12 21 9 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2011 9:37AM
Works really well in mono Jo, enjoy your stay in Perth, looking forward to seeing the shots
Anna62 8 1 Australia
6 Oct 2011 9:44AM
Jo this work so beautifully in b&w!! Its gorgeous. Enjoy Perth xx
lonely_oryx 11 61 55 England
6 Oct 2011 10:01AM
Superb mono quality. Doubt no more. The only thing I would do would be to clone out the very white areas in the sky
xwang 10 56 8
6 Oct 2011 10:06AM
Wow... It is GREAT! I love the lines leading to the endless blue sky...Even it's B&W, I still can see the blue sky..You did brilliant job on B&W, emphasised the line and the dark sky made a beautiful contrast. Very well done!
lesliea 9 2 Australia
6 Oct 2011 10:25AM
Very nice image Jo well taken.
Allen, Smile
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
6 Oct 2011 11:11AM
Superb mono shot Jo. Great exposure. DOLLY PARTON ???? GrinGrin Superb country singer and I am sure you will have a great concert.
footloose 8 1 England
6 Oct 2011 11:19AM
Fantastic image,great in mono,well done.
oll1e 12 57 2 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2011 12:08PM
works really well Jo...well done Wink
annettep38 Plus
8 218 41 Costa Rica
6 Oct 2011 12:45PM
Excellent, the contrast could not be better. well done

Wish you a great time in WA .I remember some fantastic rocks near the southern tip, cape leeuwin. And the lighthouses!!
6 Oct 2011 12:49PM
Wow Jo this is a real cracker of a shot the ripples realy lead the eye into the photo then up to the sky , work realy well in mono to a excellent shot love it.jj
Brian65 10 2 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2011 3:18PM
Its a wonderful image Jo, Mono looks great.
danbrann 14 640 17
6 Oct 2011 4:22PM
That's good made better by that extremely good conversion and processing.
LexEquine 13 1 19 United States
6 Oct 2011 5:19PM
'Superb scenic monochrome desert sands image, Jo, with optimal contrast & tonality image parameters.'

Very beautiful & artistic Work,...indeed.

Ciao~ Peter Wink
SteveMoulding 10 3 7 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2011 5:33PM
Excellent light and shadow, an excellent mono shot.
moiral 9 12 Scotland
6 Oct 2011 6:17PM
Really like this shot Jo. Love all those ripples disappearing into the distance. What a great life you seem to lead. Moira
pluckyfilly 12 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2011 8:41PM
I look forward to seeing some pictures from South of Perth, we toured there some years ago, my friend lives in Perth we borrowed her husbands car and went to Albany and all round there - love the sand ripples and mono does suit very well
Rogerex 12 32 12 Australia
7 Oct 2011 6:36AM
I love these natural patterns. Your B&W looks good to me.
marktc Plus
8 101 15 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2011 8:22AM
Super image Jo, love the patterns

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