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Monochrome Coast by michaelanderson Monochrome Coast by michaelanderson
Sunrise illuminates the sand dunes of the surreal Northern Coast of Brazil.
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anabelee Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
I can walk through that path to the golden dune, michaelanderson.
A great combination of light and the vertical frame.
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adni18 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Excellent work! :thumbsup
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ozgurdenizistanbul Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
* f e a t u r e d...

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waterfallheart Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
I featured your special work :hug:
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Pascale-Marry Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
:bow:
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meteorr Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
great composition!
I love it how the light attracts the eye from the foreground to the background sand dunes.

I love it!
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Aimelle Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
wow ! love the light and composition
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dwth Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 64th.:wave:
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scotto Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009   Photographer
I like the variation in the foreground lighting, very nice.
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Nikolaevna13 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
wonderful shot...:+favlove:
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009   General Artist
stunning!
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substar Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Absolutely perfect :love:
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Akkaneerut Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
nice shot, love it so much :D
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aobaob Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
I can't, and won't, be the first to say this, but this is one of the most stunning landscape photos that I have seen here on deviantART.
So is it your job to travel around the world and take photos?
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bhawank Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
this is awesome one!
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sabinefischer Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
oh wow...

:heart:
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OneMoreShot90 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009   Photographer
Stunning
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Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
Hi :wave: , your wonderful image has been featured here [link] :D
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pestilence Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
:+fav: :)
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Jazzhead Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Wow
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:iconpatulito:
patulito Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Awesome!
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elenista Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
amazing!:clap:
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KahlanAmnellRox Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: Absolutely breathtaking! Great shot!
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Shi-yue Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow*0* pretty!!!
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Sagittor Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009   Photographer
gorgeous...like always :highfive: =D
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cube1987 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
incredible photo and motive
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tansel07 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
congratulations
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:iconnenah92:
NenaH92 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009   Photographer
Great comp. :heart:
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the-shining Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice textures. :)
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eswendel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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justeline Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
That's a jewel!
Pure golden mountain and a platinum river...
Deviously brilliant!
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naamah-sith Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009   Photographer
Wonderful shot :) :+fav: .
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EdBrew51 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Chapeau, michael. You're a master with the landscapes. The light and the water, the angle... all is wonderful in this shot.

Well done.
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SilviaAK Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
..Ceará (typo :()

may i ask how many lenses do you usually take with you? and do you bring more than one camera?
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michaelanderson Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the great comments! I shoot with a Hasselblad H2D and I carry two lenses with me. A 35mm and a 50-110 zoom. I carry a Sony point and shoot in my pocket for 'grab' shots, but otherwise the H2D is it. I prefer to travel light and solo and carrying two systems gets to be too much. If I travel with my wife, she carries a Nikon D200 which I can use as a backup if needed. Brazil is beautiful. Your style of photography would do well shooting there!
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SilviaAK Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
goodness, this is gorgeous! i have seen nice captures of the lush green areas of Brazil, but i have never seen arid Caetá photographed so beautifully. stunning...
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mariqueri Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Student Filmographer
the texture is unreal. congratulations!
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StrixCZ Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is FANTASTIC! :) :+fav:
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Mohain Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Great light!
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RickyLP Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Beaches with low tide are always interesting to get a good composition.
Great image Miguel :)
Regards from Argentina.
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koteria Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
I hope you don't mind my asking but how does it work? You just go where you feel like going because you know your pictures will sell - or do you get sent to a particular place by a client?
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michaelanderson Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
I pick the places and hope to get images that sell. I look for places that seem to have good potential for dramatic images that are still fresh and somewhat unique. So far it's worked out OK.
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koteria Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
OK, seriously, you have to at least tell me the beginnings were difficult :D
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michaelanderson Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
It was definitely difficult in the beginning. I was a national park backcountry ranger in Yosemite and saw amazing things but they didn't translate into photographs that captured what I saw. I read a lot and kept practicing and slowly started to get the hang of it. The international travel didn't start until about 5 years ago. My photos from the first trip to Venezuela and Patagonia sucked and I made a vow to return and really capture the unique beauty there. So it's been a long and fairly slow process to get the shots you see in my portfolio here. I'm still learning all the time too. These are just the best 1% of my shots. I don't post all of the mediocre stuff... You will get to your goals if you just get out there and shoot. Don't throw away the bad shots. Ask yourself why they are bad and how you could fix then next time. That's the secret!
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koteria Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Well, photography-wise I suck beyond repair... But yours is a heart-warming example to ease the anxiety I got having graduated - that all the best is beyond me now and nothing new is ever going to happen...
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RickyLP Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
I dont think Michael is going to particular places because he thinks a certain photo o scene will sell, we all landscapers and nature lovers do this for passion, without passion sells are useless.
Anyways, i understood your point and your doubt about be sent by a client and walking the world taking photos.
Sorry for my intermission Michael and koteria.
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koteria Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Funny, I read my post / question again and you can understand the way you - I just never would have thought about it this way.
Michael's pictures are great and I can see the passion - but it doesn't work this way at the airport. At the airport they ask you where your ticket is. An American landscape photographer whose pictures sell well and so he decides to go to Brazil is one thing - but if you look at his gallery: the guy's been just about everywhere. So the question is: how do you do it?!?
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RickyLP Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
I get you point.
Passion and dedication is your answer.
If you love what you do and you are good on that, and you have the persistence and patience, you sooner or later will succed and will sell photos. Obviously there is a little luck you need to make your name bigger and get sponsors, photo clinics and tours, etc.
A person who dont love what he do, who only cares about the money, who takes pictures just as a job will spent his money in a 60" LCD TV and not in a plain ticket to take more pictures in a remote place he dreams about.
That are my thoughts and philosophy.
Sory my bad english man, hope you understand what i wrote.
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koteria Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Your point about the 60 inch TV is a good one :D
Your creed is great and I support it fully - if only I had your amount of faith...
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