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White Sand Dune

White Sand Dune
Photo Information
Copyright: Marvin Andino (wadd99) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 38] (141)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-09-29
Categories: Nature
Camera: Mamiya 645, Mamiya 80 mm F2.8, Fuji Neopan 100, B+W 25A (red)
Exposure: f/11, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-05 10:47
Viewed: 9026
Points: 3
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sunrise at White Sands National Monument Park. America is such a wonderful place, there are almost 400 national Parks across America. White Sands National Monument Park is located in New Mexico right next to a missile test site. It is a beautiful white desert not made of sand but rather Gypsum. It is the largest gypsum deposit in the world.

I arrived at 7:00 AM to capture the warm morning light and soft shadows on the sand dunes. The sun was rising in front of me so I used a #25 red filter to make the sky a little darker, otherwise everything would be white. I also put the camera on a low angle to get the texture of the waves on the ground.

I developed the film in Ilford ID-11 3:1 to get many slight tones from all the white.

This is a repost from yesterday. I changed the photo.. Film scanners have trouble Scanning black & white films that contain many highlights. I will print this in the wet dark room and probably re re post it in the future.

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Great work. The negative scanning is problematic, but you shouldn't have too much troubles with a 645 neg.
Quality seems fine to me (according to TE image standards: 800 px máximun and 200K.

Keep sharing!

Why this great shot hasn´t more points? misteries of trekearth. But the soft tones of the sand, the minimal composition and the shadows and lights game, merits much more. Here you have my two.

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