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For those of you who have been following our Photoshop Tennis games on Facebook (more of which below), my apologies – you've already seen this one, but I thought I'd blog it too as a) it is sufficiently different from the other 'desert tracks' shots that I posted at the end of last year (here, here, here, and here), and b) I really like the way it turned out.

And if you haven't had a chance yet, take a look at our Photoshop Tennis page. The basic idea, as I've already mentioned, is that the participants (myself, Jason Kotecha, Catalin Marin, Miles Storey, and Kathleen Connally) all produce a version of the same RAW file. We then post our versions anonymously (on Friday) and ask people to speculate about who produced each version, and which one(s) they prefer. We then post the details of who produced each version on Tuesday.

If you're interested, Game 1 is here, and Game 2 is here. We'll be posting the next set of images on Friday.

In other news, I'll be away from first thing tomorrow until the 24rd of this month, and won't have internet access until I get back. Look out for some new shots from the 25th onwards :)

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1.52pm on 20/11/10
Canon 5D Mark II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
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3x2 + travel [Dubai, UAE] + show the original
comment by ROB at 12:25 AM (GMT) on 16 June, 2010

Cool processing in comparison to the "original" I love the pronounced footprint, especially as it seems so much larger than the tyre tracks.

comment by Dan Kaufman at 12:27 AM (GMT) on 16 June, 2010

and b) I like it too !!
interesting too how you nudged left-side to bring the vehicle tracks more into (and therefore outof) the corner.

comment by MQPhoto at 07:18 AM (GMT) on 16 June, 2010

Like the process of this one and Hope you will post it like a psd file. Dave have a great vacation.

comment by eddie at 01:42 AM (GMT) on 17 June, 2010

outstanding processing..a compelling image ...kudos e

comment by Glen at 09:14 PM (GMT) on 17 June, 2010

Like the processing too. It woulld make a great candidate for a Mini PSD.

comment by Carlos Garcia at 01:54 AM (GMT) on 18 June, 2010

Very cool! Love the tones and how you processed the sky!

comment by JD at 08:16 AM (GMT) on 18 June, 2010

amazing processing, luv it

comment by David Kelly at 08:10 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2010

A great conversion that brings so much more drama and depth to the image. As Dan says it's interesting what you've done with the tyre tracks. Taking the tracks right from the very corner of the image and exaggerating the grain of the sands works really well.As for what you've done to the sky - wow! I'd like to see the steps behind this one.

comment by Rob at 11:07 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2010

Great depth, light and texture.

comment by Benjamin Harte at 09:58 AM (GMT) on 21 June, 2010

Reminds me of some 'dune bashing' I did in Abu Dhabi last year!

Great shot - love the tones and detail in the processing.

comment by mooch at 04:04 PM (GMT) on 21 June, 2010

I like the shadow and post processing here. Quite mystical, excepting the size 10 of course!

comment by Riri at 02:38 PM (GMT) on 22 June, 2010

Oh wow wow wow

comment by kostüm at 10:09 AM (GMT) on 23 June, 2010

I love the drama of this photography. My impression of this is the mystery of the desert. I've seen some pics especially on the show original, it really amazed me. it makes me inspired even though I am just using a digital camera.

comment by djn1 at 10:12 AM (GMT) on 23 June, 2010

Thanks everyone :)

David: I may well put this one up as a Mini-PSD.

kostüm: all my images are taken with a digital camera.

comment by Bastian at 10:50 AM (GMT) on 27 June, 2010

this is just amazing!!! great work!

comment by aiGi.boGa at 10:33 AM (GMT) on 2 July, 2010

Este tratamiento es una auténtica preciosidad. la composición es inmejorable, grandísima obra¡¡

comment by Tom at 04:39 PM (GMT) on 11 July, 2010

Crazy detail. Still loving the whole before/after (original shot) thing.

comment by Charles at 05:26 PM (GMT) on 13 July, 2010

Fantastic image. Love it.

comment by Jen at 06:39 PM (GMT) on 15 August, 2010

Amazing detail caught in this image. Fabulous!