Winding sea of sand
Travelling up the the ridge
Of Adrar mountain chain
The wind blows in a way
That we can’t notice if
the sun is really warm
Sand in the air
small rounded thatched huts
then bends and jerks
over a stony trail
Before the evening fall
We reached the Tifoujâr pass
And camped at the base of a canyon
Wind free, like Paradise
The morning after we climbed up the pass
To take vantage of the wide scenic view
Of the the gorge
At the base of a vast winding sea of sand.
You can have a look of the view from Tifoujar pass on my workshop.
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tober (8797) 2007-12-25 6:26
Hi Luca, one of the most beautiful desert scenes I have ever seen in TE. The curves and the wild plants at the background create a fantastic atmosphere. I can even feel the heat of the weather. Thanks for sharing, Tolga
jonathan_hart (21274) 2007-12-25 6:41
superbe rendu des textures et des couleurs
un bel échantillon du désert Mauritanien
Atousa (7131) 2007-12-25 7:06
Very nice texture n colors.
Beautiful golden waves!
maredeniz (1016) 2007-12-25 7:35
It had fantastic graphical shapes and amazing colors...Really nice compositon with the herbs at the back side...
corniste (4278) 2007-12-25 7:57
Beautiful lines in the sand. May be without the upper part, the picture would be even more abstract! I like the warm tones.
Dpbours (222) 2007-12-25 8:04
Oh, you know I like deserts. Very nice shot.
It's true that it often feels hotter in the car than it does outside in the sun with a bit of a breeze. But you get a tremendous sunburn in a few minutes... Thanks for sharing!
marietom (34607) 2007-12-25 8:30
And now, my ORANGE 18 !
Superbe composition avec de très belles lignes.
Corry (4508) 2007-12-25 8:46
Très jolie photo avec les courbes et les couleurs du sable.
Très bien fait.
lasscor (7640) 2007-12-25 14:05
Lovely dunes landscape.
Great framing, warm orange colors, light & shadows, curves and textures.
TGULUMSER (13252) 2007-12-26 1:04
This desert is fantastic. The lines of the sands gave a grafical effect to the photo. The color is amazing, too. Very nice, very successful.
lucinka (9976) 2008-01-13 8:06
Hello Luca, I'm so glad to see all these wonderful shots you brought with you from your trip. Mauritania is very high on my list of places to go. I have also got into desert mood recently and it is such a joy to see someone posting photos with similar theme. Love the curves on this one, amazing colors and overall feel. Well done. Lucie
siislam (290) 2008-01-22 14:49
Superb quality picture, nice composition.
- Copyright: Luca Belis (Mistral) (15402)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-04
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Marie's orange X-mas [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-12-25 6:22
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