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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.

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Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: ajtorres, hermin, belley and 64 more

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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.
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.
ojjo 18 10
18 Nov 2004 7:22AM
oh great! i thought it was snow first Smile very nice and simple

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

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

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

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

bassan 19 15
18 Nov 2004 7:34AM
lovely image
icafe 19 19 Canada
18 Nov 2004 7:35AM
Terrific ! Click.
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)


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)


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

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...................

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.
suleesia 18 176 Malaysia
18 Nov 2004 7:47AM
Pure indeed, fantastic capture.
Classy work!
claret 18 49 England
18 Nov 2004 7:48AM
Click Iain
deltafour 18 13
18 Nov 2004 7:52AM
Absolutely Beautiful.
chrisrudland 19 156 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 7:55AM
Very nicely thought out as usual Pat, sure looks like snow.

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
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.
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!
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.
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.
matmonty 18 139 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 10:18AM
Another excellent shot.

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?


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

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

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
Love it

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

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.
gwyn h 18 432
18 Nov 2004 2:12PM
One word....stunning.

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
eafy 18 9 Australia
18 Nov 2004 11:23PM
Beautiful in its simplicity
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.
jon gibbs 19 147 2
22 Nov 2004 11:15AM
Is there an EC out there?
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.

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.
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
riprap007 18 1.6k 37 England
24 Nov 2004 7:54AM
wonderful composition.
janine_w 18 30
27 Nov 2004 11:09PM
Words can not describe how beautiful this is...this is real eye candy!
StevenHanna 20 296 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2004 4:06AM
Wonderful image. A pleasure to view.
MarkT 18 119 2 England
25 Oct 2005 12:44PM
Superb shot.


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