M. Arfan Asif, APSA, MPSA  

Dunescapes#27 by M. Arfan Asif, APSA, MPSA

June 2021 - Dunescapes#27

June 2021 - M. Arfan Asif, APSA, MPSA


About the Image(s)

In continuation of my series on Dunescapes, here is one which has slow moving sand, a bit different from the others. I felt it created a shape and interest with a pattern and rhythm that flowed in liquid manner. Settings were F5 at 1/320 sec with 70-200mm Focal length lens in manual focus and taken in Canon 5D Mark 2. To give the print a window mount feel, the image has a border. Your opinion.

10 comments posted

David Halgrimson   David Halgrimson
This has a flowing mercury look to it. It has high interest and keeps the viewer in the image. I have seen many sand dunes but never with this effect going on. The B&W version is much stronger than the color with it's rich tones, shading and detail. The flowing sand, especially the larger portions, almost look like they are detached from the rest of the sand and having free. Very cool.   Posted: 06/01/2021 16:21:22

Steve Knight   Steve Knight
The depth and textures are terrific. The conversion is spot on with a bas relief 3D sense.   Posted: 06/02/2021 11:12:04

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
Another incredible strong image Mohamed. Your series is truly one of the most outstanding Black and White presentation that I have ever seen of Sand Dunes. The hiking trips you have taken in this unique area has made this a truly World Class Series. Jerry   Posted: 06/03/2021 08:48:14
M. Arfan Asif   M. Arfan Asif
Thank you Jerry for your kind compliments. I was awarded the FRPS (Fellowship of The Royal Photographic Society) for Dunescapes last month. Many thanks.   Posted: 06/04/2021 05:29:18
Vincent Cochain   Vincent Cochain
Congratulations for this justified distinction.   Posted: 06/16/2021 04:06:17

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
(Groups 20 & 64)
I even think the darkened bottom left corner contributes by forcing my eye to the right where you dodged it a bit.
Congratulations.   Posted: 06/08/2021 17:22:49
M. Arfan Asif   M. Arfan Asif
Thank you Sir for your comment. Good light to you.   Posted: 06/13/2021 10:37:10

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
When I open the group page and saw the small thumbnails I thought it ws a row of ice droplets hanging from something, but opening it you see this wonderful view of slipping sand that you have captured and processed to your normal professional standard. I have to agree it dose look like a molten liquid poring out of the top of the dune. Strong image.   Posted: 06/10/2021 06:49:05
M. Arfan Asif   M. Arfan Asif
Thanks Paul, I hope one day I am able to photograph the winter landscape. That's a dream! Good light to you Paul.   Posted: 06/13/2021 10:38:25

Vincent Cochain   Vincent Cochain
Difficult to add new comment, except my opinion, event if it is already written.
Very good job. Indeed the B&W version is, personally "much better", it is also post treated.
At first sight we can image different possibilities as subject, but now, with our experience of your pictures of sand and dunes, I said "another incredible picture of dunes".
The square format is also a good choice. The pattern at the bottom are sharped.   Posted: 06/16/2021 04:13:28


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