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Desert Sky by catch---22 Desert Sky by catch---22
Dream beneath a desert sky...



[link] u2- in god's country

just south of santa fe, new mexico.

the land of enchantment...
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Damn, I wish I took this.

Even, or especially, in black and white it has a purity of beauty. I can tell you spent a lot of time selecting your camera point of view. It is like your eye follows many paths to the far, far distant mountains. The tones are great from pure black to pure white. Unlike others, the focus is crisp throughout and for once the winds don't interfere. Even the clouds are in harmony.

I cannot help but wonder how this would have played out in color, or with a color wash to the black and white.

As for the black border top and bottom, it makes me long for a more panoramic format, or to be completely surrounded by the black, but this isn't a complaint, but just a manner of presentation.

eugene
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creativemikey Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
This has been featured here - [link]
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much Mike!
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:iconcreativemikey:
creativemikey Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi there!
Just featured this here - [link]
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
hey Mike!

thank you very much!!! :)
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erene Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
A wonderful monochrome, this land truly looks deserted!
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you much... it really is in places :)
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wdphotografics Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very well done Dennis. Good use of side lighting.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Wayne.
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FaerieBert Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the grey tones in this photo :)
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much!!
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FaerieBert Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D :D :D
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
:)
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LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012   Photographer
Perfect in b&w! New Mexico is so beautiful, it's my new favorite state! Can't wait to get back there!
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Leasha... let me know when you two head there and I will give you a hit list.
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
:shrug: such similarity, even in the contrasts.
Nice. :)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Jessica :)
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Barren blooming.. it makes me think of.

A beautiful shot that utterly captivates eyes and soul.
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much Dove :)
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:iconhalcyonshores:
halcyonshores Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
my pleasure Dennis.
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
:heart:
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IlaydaPortakaloglu Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
♥‿♥ Wonderful Work
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you so very much :)
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012   Photographer
Lonely yet lovely. :love:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
a favorite view of mine... it means you're getting close to Santa Fe.

thank you much Paula :)
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012   Photographer
It's really cool. I feel like I should be on a horse going through there. :D
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
I always expected to see :iconjohnwayneplz:
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012   Photographer
If you saw :iconwayneplz: it would make it kind of weird. lol
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
or even worse :iconwaynenewton:

well I'm saddened there's no wayne newton emote.
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012   Photographer
Yeah, especially since there is a :iconlilwayneplz: emote.
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candysamuels Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
nice, its so pretty there..
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Candy :)
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owel Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
featured here [link]
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
it's much appreciated! :)
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benjoin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
just amazing, man!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Ben!
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TheEthernet Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good composition with the shrub on one side balancing with the what looks like a plateau on the other, nice lighting as well Dennis.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much Jason :)
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dsnider Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Wicked scene you captured here Dennis. Great choice on the B&W as well. :clap:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you much Dennis!
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brunette-from-oz Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012   General Artist
Love the textures, tones and composition but it is too sharp (for want of a better word) for my eyes.Somehow unorganic... which is very different than what i expect from you. Are you venturing into a new way of seeing? I hope you now what I mean. :hug:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
hmmm, I have no idea... doubtful but who knows.

thank you much Twiggy!
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Nice shot Dennis, You created a Nice depth with the mountain range and a good feel to the desert here,
kind of how I expected the borders of NM to look like, which is all I have really seen of it.
and Love that sky :iconcloudsplz: Good song Choice too :rose::nod:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much Donna :)
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Your Welcome Dennis :):rose:
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IsakiYukihara Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
awesome *.*
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!!
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IsakiYukihara Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
*W* no proob <3
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theheartless Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh great work!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you :)
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owel Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
great shot :clap:
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