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May 25, 2012, 6:33:44 AM
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Dawn by dkwynia Dawn by dkwynia
Great Sand Dunes National Park
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Given 2013-09-06
The differences in colors and contrasts are great! The warm colors versus the cold colors, the light versus the shadows, very nice!

Dawn by =dkwynia ( Suggested by ihamo and Featured by Anoya )
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Let me just say, I love the brightness and the vibrancy of the color of this whole photograph. I also like how it transitions from yellowish sand dunes to green mountain area to the blue sky. It's so scenic! I also like how you were able to keep the colors of the photo so natural and vivid when you edited it. Unique scenery, natural beauty, great job for capturing it so well.

Although, in the mountain part there. I can see like a little line that separates the mountain from the sky. It looks like an edit mishap to me. So you might just have to be a little careful with editing next time. All in all though, I really like it.
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This is an incredible photo. My mind literally did the "whoa thing" when I saw this. If I had to dream up another planet, or something from a science-fiction novel/movie, this is probably what it would be like.

In terms of the movie world, this is essentially "Dune meets Pandora".

The golden brown dunes merging into the green-blue hills with the slight mist and the blue sky; I don't think those colors could work together any better than they do. The brightness of the foreground, even a little over exposed in parts, make you want to squint, only to find relief in the subtle background.

Add to that the detail and incredible clarity and you truly have an astonishing masterpiece. The DD is certainly well deserved. The one thing I am left wondering is, whether this is an HDR composition, or not, but it certainly doesn't matter either way!

Kudos for taking this shot!
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:icongerundium:
gerundium Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
beautiful shot.
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:icondkwynia:
dkwynia Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconsatishverma:
satishverma Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing shot.
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:iconfatimazahraem:
FatimaZahraeM Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work is featured here: fatimazahraem.deviantart.com/j… :meow:
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:iconfrenchfox:
frenchfox Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Wonderful photo ! :clap:
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:icongingado:
gingado Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013

Your work is featured in my “Pictures at an exhibition 2013 – Part III”. I hope you like it....

gingado.deviantart.com/journal…

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:iconpixieandherpixels:
PixieAndHerPixels Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My God... WOW! Those contrasting landscapes are perfection!
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:iconbatmantoo:
batmantoo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Congratulations on your well deserved DD! :)

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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - August/September 2013! :heart:
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:icondkwynia:
dkwynia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the feature!
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013   Photographer
My pleasure!
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:icongalespider:
GaleSpider Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have never seen anything like this ... Fantastic! 
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:iconscorpiouschan:
ScorpiousChan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous piece, the vivid colors and soft yet crisp details make the landscape look dreamlike. Simply wonderful! :heart:
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:iconaugenweide:
augenweide Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
featured: augenweide.deviantart.com/jour…
have a nice weekend !
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:icondkwynia:
dkwynia Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconaugenweide:
augenweide Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconminiravesplz:
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:iconaprilfloat:
APRILFLOAT Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Awesome picture. Colors are so beautifully entwined.
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:iconmpg13artworks:
mpg13artworks Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Stunning shot!! WOW!
Ansel Adams in color! ;)
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:iconthe0encoder:
the0encoder Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Spectacular click, Sir
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:icondrandrei:
DrAndrei Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The light is superb! So is the composition.
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:icontimberclipse:
TimberClipse Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This is simply beautiful! Fantastic work!
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:iconladyofsteam:
Ladyofsteam Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So many colors and shades!! Nice shot!
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:iconscorpidilion:
Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot :thumbsup: ;)
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
That is a gorgeous shot!  The majesty of the landscape is perfectly captured and the colors only make it more awe inspiring! Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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:iconsilja1993:
Silja1993 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amazing
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:iconsythera1171:
Sythera1171 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Photographer
WoW!! <3
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:iconmr-tusty:
Mr-tusty Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
wow beautiful omfg omfg omfg
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:iconcookiephotos:
Cookiephotos Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Amazing light! Love it :)
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:iconcvcharger14:
cvcharger14 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this kind of photography.  It does so well at mixing an air of surrealism with reality.  When I first saw it, I thought, this would be an excellent scene for an extra-terrestrial setting.
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:iconveterilu:
VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Magnificent Master Capture

:wow:
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:iconmidnightwave:
MidnightWave Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Oh my god, no wounder this is a DD. This has got to be the most amazing landscape photo I have seen. I mean, sand dunes and mountains in the same place? Wow, just... wow.
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:icontimvechik:
TimVechik Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Fantastic!
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:iconnevadajh:
nevadajh Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great photo, well done
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:iconthesistineapple:
TheSistineApple Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Makes me wish I was there! Congrats on the DD!
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:iconvoradtralundir:
voradtralundir Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
This is why I love traveling to National Parks in the United States.  Thank you Teddy Roosevelt and Ansel Adams
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:iconalphamaster:
Alphamaster Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
a dreaming scene...thx.
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:iconmicro-wave:
micro-wave Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Gorgeous!
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:iconfrithsdotter:
Frithsdotter Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Beautiful composition and color!
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:iconweaveroffantasy:
weaveroffantasy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
This is so beautiful! 
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:iconsegura2112:
segura2112 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very other world looking. Thank You and congrats on the DD.
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the vividity of the colors! How did you capture that at GSD? Last time I was there, it was really drab.
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:iconshirokuro-art:
shirokuro-art Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing
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:iconcr098:
Cr098 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Artist
Wow
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:iconleafyheart:
LeafyHeart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woooah amazing!
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:icontorsoboyprops:
torsoboyprops Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow! This almost looks like some sort of alien landscape.
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:iconkreedantillesordo:
kreedantillesordo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I love the color contrast, and the lighting...:D
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:iconreydall:
Reydall Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Awesome colours and shapes!
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:iconcristianac:
CristianAC Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
*0* beautiful photography, only watching the place gives me peace. *u*
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:iconfruitbatslyra:
fruitbatslyra Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God! I love desert scenes~~~ ;^; This is such a fantastic shot!!! :iconclapplz:
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yume-chan05 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
so beautiful!
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