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on Sep 9, 2010 in Landscape Photography

Was the Wait Going to Pay Off?

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So the shadows across the sand dunes get sexier and sexier as the sun slowly sinks in the west. It’s at this moment I ponder of leaving the D3s setup on a tripod on the rim doin a time lapse. Why? I don’t have a tripod to do any kind of HDR and dork me, I left my split grad back in the truck (idiot!).

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Nope, Totem didn’t fall over while we were shooting. Yeap, I’m shooting the PC-E handheld and as the sun set, the wind came up and the sand under my feet kept settling. There should be a sign on my back about now…beginner!

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The shadow kept creeping up the sand dune. The last thing I wanted was a foot print in this virgin sand so I didn’t creep up until the shadow did. After about 10mins, the shadow got me right up where I wanted to be. And look, a cloud, even though pretty darn whimpy, crept in. I still have the same tools but the light gods are starting to play with me. What will time do, will waiting until this day, the time to walk out into the dunes, will it reward us with the scene and then the photograph? The next few minutes will tell the whole story.

Photos captured by D3x, 24PC-E on Lexar UDMA digital film