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May 30, 2012
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
135 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
May 25, 2012, 6:33:44 AM
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.1 (Windows)
Dawn by dkwynia Dawn by dkwynia
Great Sand Dunes National Park
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Daily Deviation

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 )
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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gerundium Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
beautiful shot.
dkwynia Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
satishverma Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing shot.
FatimaZahraeM Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work is featured here:… :meow:
frenchfox Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Wonderful photo ! :clap:
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....…

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

Congratulations on your well deserved DD! :)

Anoya Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - August/September 2013! :heart:
dkwynia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the feature!
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