Dunes are much much livelier than they seem to be.
Besides thousands of animal species, sometimes you can find tourists, hippies, businessmen, Berbers and run away camels.
While our caravan was heading our Berber camp to pass the night, we stumbled upon this poor young Berber lady, whose camel had run away an hour ago. The moment i saw her, i easily felt hopeless for her. But she had her binoculars and actually was rushing to catch the nasty animal.
Camels are funny creatures. When they need a fresher grass in the desert, they can easily abandon you (even though you tie them to a stick). The next morning some of our camels were also gone and we did the same thing: get a binocular and start a search party. What else can you do? :))
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lousat (77848) 2013-05-06 14:28
Hi Deniz,the last lights on the dunes to take the best effect from the long shados,a fantastic backlight and a spectacular perspective,another great memory for me and you from Merzouga! Have a good night and thanks,Luciano
ACL1978 (7491) 2013-05-06 17:47
I love this whole thing, Deniz - the title, the image, the story, the shadows... it all works together perfectly to create a wonderful moment of comic panic. Yes, we feel bad for her, but there's something funny about the story here.
In terms of the shot itself, the light is just extraordinary, revealing every tiny ripple of sand and adding a sense of urgency here as the sun sets. You've framed it all perfectly, with her shadow running straight into the lower left corner. Very nicely done.
SnapRJW (31483) 2013-05-06 23:24
Great light across the dunes gives the shot super texture and shadows. The long shadow cast by the woman is just so well placed and judging by its length night is not far away. I hope she finds her camel! Creative DL shot. Warm regards Rosemary
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2013-05-07 2:13
great light management....
excellent sharpness..good colour tones..
fantastic long shadow cast by the woman...
gojo (1769) 2013-05-07 2:14
parvatibb (1387) 2013-05-07 10:59
cook kiskandim, diyecek bir sey bulamadim, hos desem ne fark eder yeterince takipcin var :))
mjw364 (7512) 2013-05-07 12:22
Great shot - I like the way you have placed the shadow in the lower left corner. Not an easy shot to get the exposure right but you pulled it off.
EstudioChispa (2006) 2013-05-07 14:42
I agree with Mike! It's a very cool and evocative shot, but the diagonal line of the shadow makes it art.
tober (8797) 2013-05-07 23:35
Mağrip'in gizemli sıcaklığını tam hakkını vererek hissettiren, film tadında bir kare olmuş. Işık-gölge oyunları muhteşem. Tebrikler.
adidas5nb (5413) 2013-05-08 20:14
great mood.light and light management,composition and thought.really really like the whole set up and canvass.the shadow makes the pic for me.
jhm (140090) 2013-05-09 3:38
We see extraordinarily the earth structure through the wind.
Your picture is very attractive with the long shade of the lady.
Great composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
bayno (18342) 2013-05-09 3:45
An then a lot a problem ;) alone in the desert can be a tragedy ;)
beautiful backlight with long shadows, nice light and hot tones, very good framing too...i know the place...i been there few years ago....very good shot...
ps for denoice...i use Topaz...
Angshu (55936) 2013-05-09 23:11
The long shadow cast diagonally to the corner of the picture makes this delightful, as much as the tone of brown! I loved the halo like effect created around the edge of her upper body thanks to the sun in the BG and the small shadows of the tufts of grass, which creates a strong 3D effect
mcmtanyel (14133) 2013-05-12 20:14
“My Camel Is Gone“ ya da, “Devemi Şu Kumulun Ardında Bulamazsam Görün Feryadımı“. Nasreddin Hoca Fas’a gitseydi kayıp eşek hikayesi buna dönerdi herhalde.
Gölgeler çok güzel olmuş. Bu arada, şu “Sunbathing Nude“ fotoğrafındaki kumul burada da var galiba.
amazon (12112) 2013-05-14 13:03
güzel.... ama en çok demin şimdiye kadar.....diye başladığım kare bu serinin en güzeli.... rigocum benim saatlerce te de dolaşma sabrım kalmamış artık o yüzden bugünlük kesiyorum ne senin değer karelerine ne de başkalarınınkine bakamayacağım....te camiası olağanüstü yorumlarımdan mahrum kalacak...yayzam kalkcam yatcam kalkcam ....bi daha ne zaman gelcem...allah bilir...
danos (87535) 2013-05-15 23:38
Morroco is my favorite country with all of its variety of light and colours to make it so effective and unique.
The dark silhouette of the passing by man falling on the sand makes the image so beautiful.Excellent the light management.
Have a good day,Danos
thank you for your critic on my photo '600th photo....' and even more for your reasoned ps.Really you as old members saw a lot of variations in the site with bad and good periods.The most worse of course was the period that the more good and experienced photographers left the site.
Compare the TE with the 500px that i'm member too,i get sick with the difference,never mind the life is continue..
Juzo (4349) 2013-06-12 6:42
Light seems to been inspiring you when you were in Moroco, this is so elegant and atmospheric.
ourania (32169) 2013-06-21 13:06
this is a fascinating image which seems to be composed or painted by light and shadows. It looks like a work of art and at the same time it describes a daily life scene, so usual, as you say, in the desert but so far from our environment and habits, so exotic. I love the gradation of the warm tones, the soft textures, the decisive stride of the mysterious figure, the large shadows among the dunes and the tiny shadows in the foreground. The lady's long shadow that exceeds the limits of the frame has a stunning graphical impact. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
lpi (4857) 2013-10-28 7:03
Superbe composition !
J'aime cette silhouette et son ombre sur le sable.
Très beau shot, beau travail :)
- Copyright: Deniz Taskin (rigoletto) (34269)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-08
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon 18-55 mm
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-06 14:27
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