M. Arfan Asif, APSA, MPSA  

Dunescapes#5 by M. Arfan Asif, APSA, MPSA

April 2021 - Dunescapes#5

April 2021 - M. Arfan Asif, APSA, MPSA


About the Image(s)

Hope you are not saturated with my constant dune images. When composing this image, I should admit that I found the shapes sensual and indicative of an obvious reference. Here the challenge to have a dark tone in only one area of the image and that too at the edge made me think many times. I thought why not experiment and make it different allowing the viewer to make their own interpretations with the presentation of shapes, lines, tones and subtle details. I did twist the image to get the line moving upwards. The diagonal to me helps enhance the dynamism. Settings were F11 at 1/100 sec at 105mm focal in manual focus and exposure program taken in Canon 5D Mark 2. To give the print a window mount feel, the image has a border. Your opinion.

7 comments posted

David Halgrimson   David Halgrimson
I immediately saw the obvious reference, interesting. I now have a difficult time looking past that. The dark area does not look like part of the dunes and does not look like it belongs here. I am also not sure the background is part of the dunes or is sky. It is definitely a thought provoker.   Posted: 04/01/2021 12:07:02
M. Arfan Asif   M. Arfan Asif
The integrity of the image is not compromised in all my work. it is a direct shot, no manipulations, cloning, editing, just conversion and a square crop from the original take. It is a part of a dune and there is no sky. Thank you Dave.   Posted: 04/03/2021 10:49:19
David Halgrimson   David Halgrimson
Wow, many different layers to the dunes, well done.   Posted: 04/03/2021 16:56:43

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
Please keep these Sand Dunes images coming. This series will make a great PSA Portfolio. Go for it!

The undisturbed sand waves shows you made extra walking and climbing to find this location and then your outstanding editing has resulted is a truly superb image. This is an award winner. Jerry   Posted: 04/03/2021 14:52:37

Vincent Cochain   Vincent Cochain
As you mentioned we can see this image from different ways. Thank you for the additional information provided to David.
Very sweet and soft treatment. I really like it.
Please, these pictures (sand and dunes) are really welcome.
As Jerry said, don't forget your PSA portfolio, if you wish ...   Posted: 04/08/2021 05:58:20

Larry Crook   Larry Crook
Great image! The square format and the border work well, and the tones and texture are wonderful. My only minor concern is for the area at the bottom of the black sand where it meets the lighter sand - it seems a little 'muddy' or 'light' to me.   Posted: 04/10/2021 10:34:51

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
As most of you have said you can see this image from many ways, so I am going to say what has just happened. I do hope I don't offend anyone.
While sitting and viewing this image, someone else came up behind me and said "Who has been taking naughty pictures on the beach". When asking what they meant they pointed out that the dark area with the ladies bikini bottoms and the legs were coming out to the right. When you get that image in your head it is hard not to see it.
But still another lovely dune image with strong lines and good texture and as you said sensual lines.   Posted: 04/13/2021 08:52:04


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