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Copyright: Natalka Melnycky (nat) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 24] (82)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-10
Categories: Desert
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-12 16:27
Viewed: 3357
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Great Sandhills encompass 1900 sq. km of Southwest Saskatchewan and are one of the largest in the country. The largest sand dunes are 25 meters in height and cover several hectares of land.

Only a fraction of the Sandhills are actually exposed sand dunes. The remainder of the area is covered with native grass which help bind the sand together. The dunes are fringed by small clumps of trees which include aspen, birch and willow, and by rose bushes, sagebrush and chokecherry. As they are subject to strong winds from the northwest, the sand dunes move east at a rate of almost four meters per year.

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Hi Natalka,
Very interesting, simple and innocent image! There is some atmosphere of lets say " hope" in the air around that image! Well done!
George Veltchev

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-04-13 4:59]

This is lovely landscape of sand dunes with plant life. well captured. tfs.

Hi Natalka,
This is one of my favorite of your pictures. Really strong photo from a rather sparse environment. The low perspective and well managed depth tell a nice story. The colors offset nicely as well. Now to get picky - maybe finding a way to keep the entire foreground shadow in the picture would add a nice touch. Not to say not having it detracts from your shot in any way, just my 2 cents from PA (maybe 3 cents with the exchange rate).

Wonderful shot Natalka. I love the DOF. The front plant is nice a bright and serves as the perfect subject. Well done! TFS Trevor

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