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From the old archive. "The Wave" formation in Arizona.
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Given 2011-02-27
Suggester said; "A stunning capture of the aptly named "wave" rock formations; the coloured contours really pop against the blue backdrop of the sky. This is geological beauty at its best!"

Sinew by *djohn9 ( Suggested by GraphiteColours and Featured by Anoya )
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This appears to be shot in the middle of the day, thus you are getting some very harsh shadows. Also, though you can't help it, the sky is very bland. Probably should have gotten closer and included less flat blue boring sky. The subject is mostly centered too, which is normally a "no no" in photography. I personally would have gotten closer, used a wider lens, and included less sky. Also, it's ALWAYS better to shoot early in the morning, or late in the afternoon, unless you're shooting in shade. Not sure why this got a DD, but congrats on it anyways.
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This is a pleasing shot to look at. The wave has been photographed MANY times, and honestly I'm tired of seeing the same shot over and over. This shot may not be perfect as far as composition, but I really like that it shows a fresh perspective on the wave. The lighting isn't the ideal, but its still has nice lines and shadow, a bit earlier in the day or later in evening may have improved it some, but this lighting still has visual appeal.

For me, the mood of this image relays the photographer's mood at the time, his enjoyment of being in nature and enjoying the otherworldly views of the American southwest. Being a photographer myself, I appreciate when an image can portray the emotions felt by the person behind the lens, this shot is a winner there. Overall, maybe some room for improvement technically, but still a shot many photographers would be proud to have in their portfolio. I like the gritty, "real" feel to it. Nice job David, keep on shooting!
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:icondreamingoftheforest:
DreamingOfTheForest Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool :D
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:iconpapatheo:
papatheo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
:D An absolutely fascinating photograph... great work my friend!!!
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:icondjohn9:
djohn9 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
There are a lot better shots of this on DA so all I can say is "I shall return!".
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:iconpapatheo:
papatheo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
:D Awesome... also it was not shot in the middle of the day as critique stated... go get 'em!!!
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:icondjohn9:
djohn9 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
But the sun was still way up there and not a cloud in the sky. Next time I'll head in before sunrise and spend the day in the area.
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:iconpapatheo:
papatheo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
:D I'm looking forward to seeing the result!!!
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:iconoceaniclove:
oceaniclove Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Great shot.
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:icondjohn9:
djohn9 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.
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:iconannnathalielcs:
annnathalielcs Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Amazing!!!
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:icondjohn9:
djohn9 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ana amazing place for sure.
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:iconoceaniclove:
oceaniclove Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Great shot!
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:icondjohn9:
djohn9 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, but honestly there are much better on DA.
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:iconoceaniclove:
oceaniclove Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
DA is such a great site. I have really enjoyed being able to see so much great stuff, such an inspiration. Your work is perfectly suited here. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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:iconookami-seaempress:
Ookami-SeaEmpress Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Student
Simply stunning!
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:icondjohn9:
djohn9 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks and also for the favorite.
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:iconookami-seaempress:
Ookami-SeaEmpress Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Student
You're welcome!
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:iconmeaesthetica:
Meaesthetica Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student Photographer
This is really pretty and it's so spectacular that it's all natural.

Not a serious question, but did you shoot the picture for Scale the Summit's Carving Desert Canyon's album cover!?
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:icondjohn9:
djohn9 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish! Looks like they has a wider angle lens and a little more manipulation but generally in the same direction. This bowl like area is pretty small so most shots have a similar look that jugs the viewers memory like that.
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:iconmeaesthetica:
Meaesthetica Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student Photographer
Great shot for both nonetheless!
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:iconicygumball3000:
icygumball3000 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Student Filmographer
THIS IS EYE CANDY! O.O
:iconphoto-az: sent me, but you definitely deserve the Daily D!
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:icondjohn9:
djohn9 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks but most of that was just luck of the draw.
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:iconicygumball3000:
icygumball3000 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student Filmographer
W00t!
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:iconladyashara:
ladyashara Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011   Digital Artist
I really like this, the way the lines are is really beautiful and nicely captured. Great composition and thanks for sharing with us the beauty of nature! :)
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:icondjohn9:
djohn9 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
A unique location! A blind photographer could get consistently good compositions here. A very memorable place.
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:iconladyashara:
ladyashara Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011   Digital Artist
You're welcome, and I love finding places like that, they have an air of magic behind them.
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:icondjohn9:
djohn9 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree!
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:iconpsychothrone:
Psychothrone Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Very plastic feel to this, cool.
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:iconisischneider:
isischneider Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011   Photographer
amazing rock formation,love the lines,exellent shot.
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:icondjohn9:
djohn9 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very amazing and thanks for the favorite.
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:iconverticaldubai:
VerticalDubai Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Photographer
Great composition :)
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:icondjohn9:
djohn9 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you and also for the favorite.
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:iconandymphotography:
AndyMPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
congrats on the DD! :)
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:icondjohn9:
djohn9 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. Luck of the draw!
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:iconrickster155:
rickster155 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
awe-inspiring!!! Congrats on a well deserved DD!
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:icondjohn9:
djohn9 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you and also for the favorite.
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:iconrickster155:
rickster155 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I should just fav each and everyone of your galleries...to a photo it's exceptional work my friend!
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:icondjohn9:
djohn9 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. I do appreciate the comments.
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:iconrickster155:
rickster155 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you're most welcome!
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:icongrindz0ne:
grindz0ne Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nice place :-)
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011   Photographer
Hi!

I just wanted to let you know that this has been featured in the APN Daily Deviations - February 2011 news article

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:icondjohn9:
djohn9 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011   Photographer
Very welcome :aww:
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Great work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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:icondjohn9:
djohn9 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
No problem. :)
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:iconmayome:
Mayome Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is how nature shows us, what it can create without our interference.
Yet human can capture it in a way, which shows it's beauty.
Amazing photo, worth a DD for sure. :heart:
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:icondjohn9:
djohn9 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the nice comment.
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:iconmayome:
Mayome Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome. ^^
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:iconcoldbowl:
ColdBowl Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great shot! I just hiked this area last Monday. :)
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:icondjohn9:
djohn9 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm jealous! I've seen some really great shots with a dusting of snow filling in the ridges.
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February 16, 2011
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D40
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1/400 second
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18 mm
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200
Date Taken
Aug 27, 2008, 9:46:24 AM
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