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Fun on the Dunes

Posted by
Monterey John (Hollister, CA, United States) on 2 January 2008 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

It was just one of those days.

Winter on Monterey Bay is windy and brisk. Paragliders were out soaring over the dunes and surf. Tourists and holiday visitors were taking in the scenery. And these girls were enjoying the huge dunes as only young folks can and will.

I was using the 70-300mm IS USM lens at 300mm. It gets pretty problematic at that long focal length. Even with a bit of PS sharpening it still is lacking in clarity. But I just liked the image, so here it is.

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Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/250 second F/9.0 ISO 200 300 mm

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badala from Leiria, Portugal

Perfect happy photo, full of life.

2 Jan 2008 6:24pm

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

This is a great image John.
The shadows and highlights are just perfect...the girls are perfectly composed.
Great capture!

3 Jan 2008 1:12am

Jerry from Tampa, United States

OUTSTANDING capture John! FANTASTIC image!

3 Jan 2008 2:12am

Craiger from Vacaville, California, United States

What fun! Love this shot!

3 Jan 2008 8:04am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

What a neat, fun photo, timing is everything LOL

3 Jan 2008 12:54pm

Sidonie from Sydney, Australia

Perfect timing and beautiful tones.

5 Jan 2008 8:39pm

1/250 second
ISO 200
300 mm