After the River Nile Cruise we have spent a couple of days in Hurghada at the Red Sea.
We have selected new at that time Desert Rose Resort. It was fantastic.
Contrary to the situation with the boats you can usually select the hotel much in advance. I recommend checking first the vacation packages, and then read the comments on the selected hotels. Similarly as for boats: the number of stars does not matter very much, what counts more is if the resort is new or old. The new ones are clean and more elegant. Older ones even with the officially higher number of stars may be disappointing. I guess buying vacation packages is not a first choice for people who like to travel. However they may offer great value for your money. Many people who are going to such exotic places independently end up ripped off as they have no previous experience in bargaining. I think going for the first time to such an exotic country you may want to have it convenient, but it will of course raise your appetite for more.
One of the local tourist attractions in Hurghada is the Jeep Safari which is a whole day trip across a desert to the Bedouin village. Except for experiencing the desert, which is probably not at its best in this area, you can get an idea about the life of Bedouins, watch them at work, listen to some of their performances, taste some food, have a short ride on camel, etc. Overall it was a great experience, we have really enjoyed it.
The photo was taken a short drive away from Hurghada. We had a short break among hills to experience the desert.
In the workshop you can see a modified version with decreased red hue.
Still not sure which one is closer to the reality...
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Graal (103032) 2011-09-22 0:31
to autko jakby ustawione specjalnie dla Ciebie, w mocnym punkcie, od razu przyciaga uwage. Fajny ten prawie pustynny bezkres otoczony wzgorzami. Dobra notka i jakosc zdjecia.
josepmarin (58359) 2011-09-22 1:17
when I look at this photo I think in how insignificant is the human being opposite the nature, though it is a desert as you offer us in this composition.
I like the graphical effect and the contrast that has the white jeep in the middle of this inhospitable landscape of sand and of stones.
It is a simple and powerful image at the same time.
A great work.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2011-09-22 3:26
really nice the car as you say in the middle of nowhere.amazing the emptiness around the jeep.
Sergiom (81929) 2011-09-22 5:25
Assez impressionnant comme désert. J'espčre que le jeep t'as attendu avant de repartir car l'impression de solitude dans l'immensité doit ętre prenant.
marcan44 (6307) 2011-09-22 5:46
must have been a beautiful and adventurous safari jeep!
You have done well to climb a hill to take a picture.
So we can appreciate the magnitude and extent of this Red sea desert.
Great POV and sharpness.
danos (99325) 2011-09-22 7:35
nice the panoramic view of the desert with the Jeep to looks so tiny.Really these Safari are very faascinating reminds me an other one Safari having in Morocco,at the dunes of Merzouga.
jurek1951 (42196) 2011-09-22 7:57
ladna perspektywa,wedlug tego auta widac jak duze sa te gory,dobra kolorystyka,pozdrawiam
rodgerg (55767) 2011-09-22 8:11
A title well collected with this impressive and interesting shot. A superb landscape with a nice harmony in the colors. The white color of the 4x4car arise very well and give an idea of the important scale of the place.
Have a nice evening,
Fis2 (99832) 2011-09-22 12:34
Ladnie sobie fruwasz po swiecie ;)
W takim miejscu sie znalezc i jeszcze focic to sama radosc.
Fajna kompozycja z tym autkiem w centrum.
macjake (69245) 2011-09-23 0:39
now this is a cool shot!
cool in terms of likability not temperature :)
i'm sure its pretty hot in here.
without the jeep, i'm sure alot would be lost in the photo. the jeep gives perspective, and a real sense of loneliness and feeling insignificant.
strange colors, somewhat like a dry red?
emka (100071) 2011-09-23 1:26
W Egipcie nietrudno byc w takim miejscu. cała droga do Hurghady to middle of nowhere. Ten różowy kolorek przypomina mi Wadi Rum w Jordanii. ja byłam w Hurghadzie w 1993. Wtedy dopiero zaczynali budować to miasto na pustyni i byly to wyspy hotelowe otoczone placem budowy syfiastym jak to u Arabów. Nigdzie żadnej zieleni, trudno bylo pójść gdziekolwiek na wieczorny spacer. Ale snorkelowanie wynagradzalo wszystko. A ty pływałeś? Taka fajna jest tam wycieczka na wyspe Giftun. Na pobyt bardziej mi sie podobalo w Sharm el Sheikh, chciałam sobie popływac i w tym roku w lutym, ale akurat obalali Mubaraka. Dobry kadr z tym samotnym jeepem i sladami.
sacimar (26667) 2011-09-23 1:50
good title for this picture, I like the loneliness sensation that gives image, you chose an excellent point of view to get an interesting composition, well seen,
timecapturer (49288) 2011-09-23 3:14
love this shot! So wonderfully sharp and detailed and simply fascinating. Captivating imagery! Superb!
Have a great weekend - regards Brian.
siolaw (38292) 2011-09-23 6:40
Yea this looks like the middle of nowhere in truth! Good distance from the car enhances the impression of vastness.
It looks quite hot too, at least during daytime!
Good general quality as well!
mauro61 (52857) 2011-09-23 8:49
certo che l'essere in una jeep davanti alla vastitŕ di questo deserto qualche effetto lo deve fare..
Bella la composizione ,testiomonianza di una esprerienza davvero unica,
Budapestman (82620) 2011-09-23 12:46
an impressive photo with superb composition, the car emphasized the sizes very well, I like the pastel colours and the special atmosphere, superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
abmdsudi (55226) 2011-09-23 15:27
This is not a conventional landscape. However, I'm fascinated by the warm sand against the sky and the rocks were sculpted into amazing shapes by the wind in restrained colour range. Fabulous image, the composition is excellent with the shot taking you towards the horizon and the extensive depth of field gives the effect of sitting under the open sky especially when focussing on the distant white jeep which is so well placed creating an excellent contrast and strong focal point. Interestingly all the tyre tracks intersect at the third where the jeep is, this I find very exciting and good observation on your part. Great work, Congrats
delpeoples (58620) 2011-09-23 18:01
Hi dear Mariusz
Gosh you title says it all. You really are in the middle of nowhere here. The lone car surrounded by all that desolate landscape illustrates the idea perfectly. I love the dry colours, I can almost feel the heat here. Excellent definition and framing. Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful weekend.
jhm (154632) 2011-09-24 4:42
Indeed a very good title for this extraordinarily picture.
Lovely soft panoramic view about these area, what a landscape with sand and stones.
I can enjoy of the sharpness and clarity.
Excellent captured, nice composed, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Urs (14082) 2011-09-24 4:54
This SUV really looks lost in the nowhere land, there only is sand, nothing else. Great reddish colour hue, very dynamic and bold. Excellent framing and well written note. Good photo job.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-09-24 4:58
What a perfect title for this beautiful image. I like the white jeep which not only gives the idea of the size but a nice contrast to the reddish color sand. Nice desert view with sharpness and colors.
Silvio1953 (145773) 2011-09-24 10:39
Ciao Mariusz, fascinating composition with little car in great desert, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
s_lush (16246) 2011-09-24 12:03
Although there is no vegetation in this scene, it seems to be very interesting and attractive. Your picture represents a special atmosphere of desert perfectly. In comparison with the Central Asiatic deserts, this one looks much more picturesque due to the hills or dunes in the background. Excellent presentation of this type of terrains!
bukitgolfb301 (42766) 2011-09-24 14:29
Hi bonjour my dear Mariusz
Sorry for my late reaction, as I was a little away for shoting another festival. This is so wonderful shot indeed. Great ptesentation for the gorgeous breath taking landscape! So sharp and clear in the detail and great unity of light brown color. A wide focus appraoch is best selection in this situation!
Thanks for sharing with your finest work and have a beautiful Sunday, Best regrads.
Takero from Tokyo in Autumn
Angshu (56760) 2011-09-25 1:38
The colour of the sand & the rocks in their rose coloured hues in in my opinion quite unique. The vehicle amidst the barrenness & surrounded by the low hillocks looks lonely. The tyre tracks create a good lead-in
Sonata11 (33927) 2011-09-25 7:36
no te jest rzeczywiscie "in the middle of nowhere". Niesamowity widok i niesamowite wrazenie. Ogarnia mnie lek na mysl - co sie stanie jak nawali samochod w takim miejscu? nikogo i nic dookla, co wtedy?. Piekne zdjecie. Bardzo mi sie podoba. Dzieki za udostepnienie i za fajna notatke.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze milej niedzieli,
limielski (0) 2011-09-26 1:46
ładna kompozycja i niesamowity krajobraz. Samochód "zaparkował" we właściwym miejscu :-). Ładny koloryt i faktura gruntu.
nikkitta (17066) 2011-09-26 14:31
From far I preferred this photo at the one in the WS, the reddish color is true the dessert color
Good to climb to be alone and to have time to create a very good capture with few elements
Like the inclusion of the jeep, as a reference
This are the photos I enjoy the best
paololg (31448) 2011-10-10 13:34
Ciao dear Mariusz,
I acknowledge the color (and taste) of this very fine sand like the face powder for women. When I was in Marsa Alam I had the pleasure of making a tour in the desert with the quad, the motorcycle with four wheels, and after two days I still had sand in the eyes, nose and throat. However, it's been a fantastic experience, as is fantastic your image of the rocky desert of Sinai. Incredible, as always, the perfect sharpness and the feel of 3D. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Tuesday!
Longroute (19396) 2011-11-04 2:07
Very proper title!
This is one photo which one has the tendency to neglect from the thumbnail, at least this is the impression it gave to me the first time. But once opened you can appreciate it's beauty immediately. Deserts are good photographic subjects because of the great open spaces they offer, and here this sense of space is increased by the car which is like a magnetic pole which attracts our attention. Furthermore I like the colour of the sand/rocks - quite uniform and mellow. (While in this respect just for this reason, I prefer this version than the WS). I think you have composed well the image, often with all this emptiness the compositions are dull. On the contrary here it's very deep and dynamic thanks to the sight of that hill to the right and the car tracks in the sand. Again I must notice the excellent sharpness which shows so well every detail.
sevy (58) 2011-11-07 0:08
Usually I am crazy with the car tracks in désert I have many difficulties not to get inside the frame. But here it is a full part of the shot, especially with the car lost in the area. It is giving a feeling of wide place to see the big car so tiny in the landscape.
adramad (46548) 2011-12-05 9:49
This is the real landscape of Egypt as you move away a little of the river and its oasis.
But the image has a great beauty, with the sandy plain and the hills entirely without vegetation, the ATV, adds the feeling of grandeur to the broad picture.
A wonderful light, well regulated and very natural color of the desert. Great job.
Most cordial greetings.
Bournazel (0) 2012-01-16 6:41
thanks for your nice last comment...
I'll be here in Egypt in a few weeks, I hope to be like you in the middle of nowhere, in the White desert
A kind of place I Love ++ as you already koow !
ikeharel (73007) 2012-12-17 8:28
Good evening Mariusz,
A stunning desert view, with no one there, except for the jeep, and no single tree and/or a bush.
Sand-powder eroded from hills around as long as millions of years, accumulated in a basin that looks as a flat-land.
Good photo from the middle of nowhere...
fritzi007 (11073) 2013-03-15 16:02
ich glaube, ich war auch bei dieser Tour. Du hast recht bie den Hotels, wichtig ist das alter, die Sterne sind nicht so wichtig. Dein Foto ist sehenswert, gratuliere!
COSTANTINO (66226) 2014-03-05 13:27
Hello dear friend
amazing capture with an amazing title
in the middle of nowhere
I love this graphical effect and
the contrast between the car and the
desert landscape at first I thought
that it was a scenery from another