As I walked towards the 4WD I turned around one last time and saw these local men of the desert taking a well earned rest after spending hours with the often demanding and ungracious tourists.
The desert has embraced its sons once more and the moon shone on them in recognition. The babble of foreign tongues has been swallowed up by the coming of dusk and the departure of the tourists.
Nature listened to the quiet talk in a language that has been spoken there for millennia and was pleased.
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psamaddar (1089) 2013-08-12 3:07
Hi Klaudio, A nice long shot with these men and the moon glowing..liked the blue color in the sky.
cagla (4182) 2013-08-12 3:16
Merhaba Klaudio, so you stayed in the desert until moon rise!.. I can't imagine how wonderful it was under moonlight. Your photo explains its beauty very clearly actually, I loved the vertically framed composition including the fullmoon. It is a big pleasure for me to read your notes also..
rbassin (18155) 2013-08-12 4:13
une très belle photo, simple et d'un bel impact.
C'est bien vu et le cadrage est original
Oceania (4844) 2013-08-12 6:16
It's great in composition, leaving the majority space for evening sky, including the high moon. It emphasizes the wildness of the vast desert.
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-08-12 7:10
This beautiful photograph alone is evocative and memorable, but your note puts a lovely and empathetic light on the lives of these men and adds an insightful commentary.
I had a run-in myself with that category known as tourists-having-badly yesterday evening. It's a pity that those with the wherewithal to travel are often so unpleasant to be around.
holmertz (40947) 2013-08-12 11:38
Guess what? This photo makes me think of the Bible. I don't often read that book but I grew up in a time when it was considered a natural part of upbringing and there were no other creeds to be considerate to. Your note almost spoils the atmosphere :-). It's a lovely photo no matter what.
rychem (23132) 2013-08-12 22:01
Great! Minimalistic blue hour photo, interesting composition to show the full moon, excellent work
kasianowak (6383) 2013-08-13 11:38
This is beautiful! I really like the composition which conveys both space of this amazing landscape and loneliness of human existence even when one is accompanied by other people.
Your poetic note adds even more atmosphere...
ManuMay (34581) 2013-08-14 2:02
A wonderful work yours, I love its composition, the way it gives space and loneliness sensation, the sweet light from the moon...a very fine work, great!!
Have a nice day...
abmdsudi (43430) 2013-08-14 19:51
The full moon rising & great feeling of space and depth.....
It's an amazing shot at blue hour, love the mood evoked something I would have loved to have seen, let alone capture an image of it! What a remarkable spectacle of a silent moment between the sons of the desert and the romantic catchy full moonlit, a wonderful opportunity for some unique photo with minimal foreground and beautifully highlighted. Excellent flow of view into the whole image as the moon is well in place and anchors the eyes to settle in, and really love the details that 'your playing around with brightness, colours, and contrast' brought out nicely with excellent definition. The photo does have the punch to grab attention it deserves and raises the bar above the rest, very clever and perfectly executed accompanied by good infor note. Outrageously stunning of which you should be very proud. My compliments!
Urs (14082) 2013-08-15 6:16
You have done, what I was thinking about but never did so far, to show the full moon in a completely different way. I like the composition even the moon is far away from three sitting on the edge of a dune. Excellent light control and fine colour tones. Well done
pajaran (52000) 2013-08-17 23:26
Interesantan tekst ...
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Turisti dolaze i odlaze sa lepim uspomenama, ostaje pustinja i ljudi sa njihovim zivotom.
ourania (30937) 2013-08-21 10:07
I love this image, the cultural elements, the feelings of isolation, closeness and relaxation as well as the sense of immense space conveyed by the tiny people and the small slice of desert you have included at the bottom of the frame. The large space of the frame devoted to the sky and hosting only that captivating luminous spot high above reflects in a magical way also the vastness of the desert and of the past of this tribe. I'm mesmerized by this culture I've learned about through documentaries, books and articles. They all speak about the modern changes in a centuries-old life style but your picture evokes the allure and gives the impression it persists. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Vasa (16760) 2013-08-21 16:08
Dragi Dado, u ovom snimku se krije poezija. A kompozicija nije tako jednostavna i ogoljena kao to izgleda. Sve je uukano tvojom idejom i opaanjem. Puno pozdrava.
divail (8330) 2013-08-23 9:21
Avec ce très grand ciel, c'est une magnifique présentation de ces hommes dans le désert. La lune est superbe et éclaire bien la composition.
ahmet54 (3073) 2013-08-23 12:21
during the night the desert is very special. The number of star you see out there you can never see close to the light cities and in polluted air. I enjoyed the three nights we spend at Merzouga.
The composition of your picture is great.
jcpix (13658) 2013-08-23 16:53
I'm really liking the simplicity of this image, having it stripped down to the bare essentials looks to have provided the best effect! Normally an image with this much negative space would be...well, a negative....but here it feels to enhance the isolation and distance to the sky above. Good thing you decided to take one last look around, it's paid of well to capture this setting and peaceful moment. The transition from day to night is certainly conveyed from this shot. Well done! Enjoy the weekend. Take care.
All the best,
wolf38 (31278) 2013-08-25 2:38
Hello Klaudio. Dormant men - and far above the moon. The composition is very well done. The photo is very nice and shows the relationship between human beings with nature.
Leksand (880) 2013-08-26 6:32
I really like your choice of composition here with much sky. This image with the big open space above the men gives a touch of freedom. The atmosphere of a night in the desert under the full moon I think it´s a special feeling. Great work!
batalay (35555) 2013-09-05 17:18
Among the veritable treasury of new images this one caught my eye immediately. The composition is unusual and first rate. The light management is well handled. The slight gradient in the landscape makes it very much more interesting than if it had been level.
Shkaro (58) 2014-02-12 23:25
This is a wonderful example of minimalism that occupies the mind more than the eye. You just have to love the sensation that this image gives. Great photo ;)