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Stress Therapy

By Timecatcher  
Taken in White Sand National Park in New Mexico, USA

Being in such a pure Zen like place, I couldn't help it. I had to take this shot. A really simple composition was called for here. I decided to include the moon to create a stronger sense of loneliness & vastness. Being in a secluded place away from all the stress in the world sure feels good. I took a spot reading from the sand and opened up 1 stop to make the sand white while keeping the sky dark.

Thank you for your time.

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Tags: Landscape and travel

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Comments


hermin 18 2 Israel
18 Nov 2004 7:17AM
OUTstanding. Texture, light, color...and the tinny moon. congrats. click
ovi 18 11 1 Romania
18 Nov 2004 7:17AM
Thats fantastic.10 out of 10.
ovi(click).
18 Nov 2004 7:18AM
Oh my word, stunning! K.
ardbeg77 Plus
18 1.3k 7 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 7:20AM
A completely surreal but very beautiful scene. Outstanding work.
Steve
ojjo 18 10
18 Nov 2004 7:22AM
oh great! i thought it was snow first Smile very nice and simple

ojjo
ajhollingbery 19 106 England
18 Nov 2004 7:23AM
WOW!! A thousand times, WOW!! It's got everything.

Andy
18 Nov 2004 7:25AM
Amazing! One Click for you!

Mason
mikears 18 89 Canada
18 Nov 2004 7:26AM
Awesome Pat!!! That little bit of orange is nice too.

CLick
Mike
Tom_Charles 18 279
18 Nov 2004 7:29AM
A very soothing image. Lovely.

Tom
bassan 19 15
18 Nov 2004 7:34AM
lovely image
icafe 19 19 Canada
18 Nov 2004 7:35AM
Terrific ! Click.
Arthur
vince 18 48 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 7:35AM
It had to be excellent image Pat well done. Up to your usual standard (Perfection)


Click!

Vince Smile
vince 18 48 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 7:35AM
It had to be excellent image Pat well done. Up to your usual standard (Perfection)


Click!

Vince Smile
blindpilot 19 69
18 Nov 2004 7:38AM
really nice comp

wow
echino 18 21
18 Nov 2004 7:39AM
Excellent, stunning pic. looks like one of those japanese snad garden things with the ripples on the sand.
Kris_Dutson 20 8.2k 1 England
18 Nov 2004 7:41AM
Beautiful - 'nuff said
JouŠo 18 56 Finland
18 Nov 2004 7:43AM
WOW! Master IS BACK!
Im speechless...................
Click!

Jouko
Timecatcher 19 120 Canada
18 Nov 2004 7:43AM
Thank you all for your great comments
18 Nov 2004 7:45AM
Very beautiful! Love the colors and composition.
Vicki
suleesia 18 176 Malaysia
18 Nov 2004 7:47AM
Pure indeed, fantastic capture.
Classy work!
Su
click!
claret 18 49 England
18 Nov 2004 7:48AM
Wonderful.
Click Iain
deltafour 18 13
18 Nov 2004 7:52AM
Absolutely Beautiful.
*click*
Stewart.
chrisrudland 19 156 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 7:55AM
Very nicely thought out as usual Pat, sure looks like snow.

Chris
18 Nov 2004 8:00AM
double click!
shidee 18 9
18 Nov 2004 8:31AM
very beautiful....
geoffash26 19 2.5k United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 8:36AM
Stunning
Geoff
Snapper_T 18 867 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 8:54AM
As above and above that, and above that and..well youget the message.

Great shot Pat. Love the simplicity and impact of this shot.
Trev
tiptoe 18 267
18 Nov 2004 9:06AM
Anyone want to buy my camera - I'll never get to this level of excellence.
Walks off sobbing!
M♥
akh Plus
18 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 9:19AM
Excellent shot Don't despair Merlin we will just have to seek our own level of perfection in other ways.
Tony
Timecatcher 19 120 Canada
18 Nov 2004 9:19AM
Thank you all for your comments. Merlin I beg to differ but your work is excellent, you have an eye for composition and know when to use it.A lot of your shots I would be very happy to have within my portfolio.
Pat
matmonty 18 139 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 10:18AM
Another excellent shot.
Click.

Mat
jasonewell 18 34 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 10:24AM
Superb. Click
Miles Herbert 20 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 10:27AM
Yet another stunning shot Pat, please could you post a rubbish shot one day just to restore our faith in our own abilities?

Smile

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Yogendra Plus
19 22 1 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 11:12AM
Beautiful shot, Superb.

Yogendra
paulsteds 18 123 England
18 Nov 2004 11:42AM
All been said, beautiful shot.
Paul
bill c 18 1 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 11:43AM
Amazing-Fantastic light, Beautifully shot. Superbly captured image.

Bill
brian usher 19 70 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 12:13PM
Breathtaking shot and yet so simple.
Brian. "CLK"
shane 18 7 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 12:37PM
Superb.
Love it

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shane
baker58 19 101 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 12:50PM
This is so good! Superb composition.

Paul
User_Removed 18 4.3k 2 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 1:27PM
Gorgeous -it would certainly calm me.
muzzeyman 19 293 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 1:37PM
Splendid work, simply stunning.
Phil
gwyn h 18 432
18 Nov 2004 2:12PM
One word....stunning.

Gwyn
JohnRShort 19 25 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 2:59PM
Don't understand the lack of EC.........this is absolutely brilliant. The lighting, exposure,composition everything is spot on.
18 Nov 2004 4:13PM
Brilliant!
Simon.
eafy 18 9 Australia
18 Nov 2004 11:23PM
Beautiful in its simplicity
Click
PatriciaWilson 18 617 58 Greece
20 Nov 2004 2:30AM
Wonderful, different for you but nevertheless your usual standard of excellence. Superb!
paulstefan 18 509 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2004 4:45AM
Oh my...another stunner Pat. This one's almost surreal but brilliant. Love the tiny moon too.
click
Paul
jon gibbs 19 147 2
22 Nov 2004 11:15AM
Is there an EC out there?
Beautiful.
jon
Mari 19 1.8k United Kingdom
23 Nov 2004 10:27AM
Wonderfully tranquil, Pat. I can feel the peace of the place. Great shot, beautifully composed.

Mari
willbrealey 18 253
23 Nov 2004 12:24PM
What a fabulous place.... Smile
iscramble 19 90 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2004 2:15PM
Wonderful shot Pat. I could watch this for hours.
Cheers
Phil
lobsterboy Plus
19 15.0k 13 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2004 5:50AM
just catching up on your portfolio Pat. this is supurb. You were right to include the moon as it balances the composition well. as ever I am in awe. clik
Chris
riprap007 18 1.6k 37 England
24 Nov 2004 7:54AM
wonderful composition.
click
janine_w 18 30
27 Nov 2004 11:09PM
Words can not describe how beautiful this is...this is real eye candy!
Excellent.
StevenHanna 20 296 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2004 4:06AM
Wonderful image. A pleasure to view.
Steven
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MarkT 18 119 2 England
25 Oct 2005 12:44PM
Superb shot.

Mark.

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