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Dune scrub
Lens: kit Camera: K-5 Photo Location: Noordwijk, The Netherlands ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/200s Aperture: F7.1 
Posted By: Rense, 03-06-2016, 09:01 AM

Large parts of the Dutch dunes are infested with vast areas of dune scrubs. This is thought to have a negative impact on biodiversity, hence this scrub enchroachment is cleared in many places. From a photographic point of view I always thought of scrubs as being difficult to capture, let alone to have it in B&W. Therefore, I am rather happy with this one, but this happiness might be biased by the aforementioned experienced difficulties.

So, please, be open and tell me what you think. Is this a way to go, or is it a no-no. What do you like, or even better: what do you not like? I promise you: in this case no rudeness exists. And if you want to take a closer look: click the photo, and you will be redirected to Flickr....


Dune scrub
by Rense Haveman, on Flickr

---------- Post added 03-06-16 at 05:35 PM ----------

And a version with more contrast:


Dune scrub II
by Rense Haveman, on Flickr

Last edited by Rense; 03-06-2016 at 11:39 AM.
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03-06-2016, 11:35 AM   #2
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Very cool--I love these kinds of texture shots, not that I've pulled one off like this. I'm curious if you've thought about split-tone options? Right now, I keep wishing for some sort of armature--the whites of the largest tree trunk in the lower left, the dead branches to the right, then the fence post and road in the distance could perform that function I think, but right now it's hard to pick up that filigree.
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Looks very nice! Would it have been possible to get higher up, so that more of the road were visible?
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I don't know Rense; I am just not feeling this one. It is almost too much if you know what I mean. So much scrub and not much chance to isolate any portion of it. I bet is is beautiful to see though.

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QuoteOriginally posted by slowpez Quote
I don't know Rense; I am just not feeling this one. It is almost too much if you know what I mean. So much scrub and not much chance to isolate any portion of it. I bet is is beautiful to see though.
Thanks Susan, much appreciated! I think there is some liking in this one, but I understand whenever someone doesn't like one (or all) of my photos. I see this one as an experiment, and I am very curious to know how it will turn out printed.... Thanks again!!!
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