Universal II by ScottMcCook

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Hey Guys,

This image is a personal favourite of mine for a couple of reasons.

Foremost it’s because of the night I spent shooting it. The sand you see in the shot comes from an area called the “icecream” dunes located as you drive up or down to Cervantes. As you’re going down the road you can spot these stunningly white sand dunes.

They sit like these little isolated islands of white looking ice cream among the bush and shrub. When you finally get out to one and stand on it for the first time you can’t believe just how soft the sand is, it’s like flour! The finest softest sand you’ll ever feel and in some cases 2km’s from the ocean!

I had been fascinated by these dunes for some time and wanted to combine them with my passion of shooting the Milky Way. I did my research and decided on a half moon rising one night to do the shoot.

We headed up for about 6pm, watched the sun set and started to look for compositions, I’d been searching for about 45 minutes with my good friend Abigail when I stumbled upon this formation in the sand, I had to second look it!! I couldn’t believe my luck, these natural lines all leading up to this one point!! Abby was wondering why I was screaming in excitement hahaha, I knew I’d never find another comp like this as these sands shift daily.

So after I’d calmed down I set up and shot my Milky Way images before the moon came along and then waited.

At this point it was pretty dark and then all of a sudden the moon just started to tickle the horizon, as it did the whole landscape just started coming to life, like an alien planet, shadows being cast everywhere with these beautiful lines cutting in and out of the dunes.

It was stunning!! If you ever get a chance to watch a moon rise over these sand dunes, do it!!! We were in awe, it was so beautiful and so alien like with these white sand dunes that I almost forgot hey wait my camera is setup start shooting!!!! hahaha,

So I started firing off my shots, I was very low down in the sand so I was doing series of focus stacked images, the whole time looking at these shadows on the ripples and thinking wow ok this is pretty special.

I spent the next hour or so walking the dunes and just soaking it all in, it was magic and when I got back home to process this I wanted that magic in the shot.

The other reason I enjoy this image is because of the style of Milky Way processing (I hear the purists yelling abuse) hahaha, yes it’s no where near what it looks like normally but check out the rest of my gallery, I don’t process to please others I process to where ever my weird warped brain takes me 🙂 It took me years to develop this technique and can take upwards of 3 hours slowly pushing and pulling colour and detail in and out but I thought it just suited the magical feeling I had when shooting this scene 🙂

So there you go, If you managed to read through my dribble this is why I like this image so much and thanks for viewing it 🙂


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Morning Star by elmarl65

This digital processed image titled “Morning Star” by Elmar Langle features a sunrise taking place over the waters of the Strait of Georgia. The original image was taken at Pipers Lagoon Park in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

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Jet Stream by AlisterBenn

It’s probably fair to say processing is the big hot topic these days. It’s the biggest learning curve for people wanting to improve their images.

Yesterday I presented a Webinar for Topaz Labs attended by 1000 people. It is now available online to view:

Dynamic & Expressive Processing in Minutes

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The Observer by MajeedBadizadegan

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Intensely bright milky way rises in the dark skies over Crater Lake. Smoke from the recent wildfires was clinging to the lake creating a surreal haze. This is a blend of twilight shot for the foreground/lake and night shot for shadow detail.

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Star Guardians by MajeedBadizadegan

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Definitely best viewed on black.

A twilight blend for of the night sky over this secluded southern Oregon coast beach. A twilight blend is made by exposing for the foreground deep into the twilight hour, then later exposing for the milky way. This technique allows better shadow detail preservation.

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Edge of the Rainbow!!! by jvphoto

Hello Friends,

Hope you are all having great Sunday. Please click on the image to view with black screen background.

This is single image and treated. After the PP, noticed the rainbow effect on the edges which hints me to choose the title for this post. Hope you like it.

Happy Clicking 🙂

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Going home by PavlosPavlou

Hey guys. I really hope that you like my latest art work.
Its a complete 3D render scene including sky, water, reflections.

It rendered for 5 hours or so and i only have a small resolution. 1920×1080

I wanted to give it a special feeling and mood through this photo.

Thank you for your visit and if you like my work do leave a comment.

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I needed a man with a boat to complete my project. A perfect shot that i found was from
Unfortunately, i don’t have the name of the photographer to give the credits.

Special thanks to e-on software VUE 2015 PLE for having a full program for those who want to learn!

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The Night Before She Went to Prison by gianmariomasala

“…I, I can’t get these memories out of my mind,
And some kind of madness has started to evolve.
I, I tried so hard to let you go,
But some kind of madness is swallowing me whole, yeah….”

And I love you, alluring oriental black eyes….

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The Gaze (Rework) by gianmariomasala

This is the second photo of the series I’ve made for the International Symposium of Contemporary Art of Milan (15-22 May 2011), about the mental disease and solidarity. At the events, workshops and activities were some artists coming from all europe, expressing their art in different disciplines: photography, painting, sculpture ….At the end of it there were some exhibitions in different locations in Milan and arounds of the most significative artworks.

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