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marram grass - Caution! zen style photo

marram grass - Caution! zen style photo
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Copyright: Philippe Baudet (phibau) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 1 N: 93] (601)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-08
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-10 13:20
Viewed: 4443
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
From time to time, I need to make "zen" photos. I have nothing more simple right now.
I guess this kind of picture won't please everybody...

The marram grass (Ammophila arenaria) is a plant of the family Poaceae, very resistant to dry environments, used in Europe to keep the dunes in place with their root system. It cannot bear too salty environments, they are therefore found on the first dune relatively high compared to the high level of the sea.
They were introduced in some other countries to stabilize the dunes (USA, Australia, ...) but because of their vigorous reproduction, they are sometimes regarded as an invasive plant. It's the case on the Pacific coast of the USA.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-02-10 13:36]

Salut Philippe,une composition minimaliste mais de grande classe,tu as bien joue' avec les ombres et l'exposition,details au top sois sur les herbes,sois sur les petites dunes.Mes compliments et belle semaine,Luciano

Hi Phillippe
I'm into simple subjects textures and shapes photos. I really like yours. Lovely composition and photographed well. The texture in the sand, the shadows and simple subject well done.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hello Philippe, good morning.
This is a great gift for me! Simple photo or composition is not very simple, but you did it very efficiently.
texture, tone and DoF is excellent. Shadow of the grass make the depth of the picture.
Yes you are correct, making and seeing of this type of picture require a great seance and fillings.
with my best wishes,

很有意境 草在沙的倒影 也很美感
清楚 簡單 但有故事

so simple and so beautiful, TFS Ori

Salut Philippe
la composition est parfaite, une véritable photo zen comme tu dis

I like the subject, simple beautiful composition!
regards Philippe

Hello Philippe,
Très beau graphisme, très sobre et bien mis en valeur.
Merci du partage et salutations.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-17 2:45]

Hello Philippe
this is a very interesting shot of how nature produce arts and beauty.
How the pattern of the sand works out in giving a special attraction. The way you composed the grass makes the scenery so pleasant and artistic.
Very well done.


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