The western Sahara desert at Erg Chebbi in south eastern Morocco. Taken just after sunrise on a camel trek into the red dunes. Rather than try and organise a 4wd from Rissani it's probably better & cheaper to arrange trips from Marrakech or Fez. These dunes are around 160 metres high. It's the only real 'erg' desert in Morocco.
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gildasjan (39558) 2013-08-31 1:21
Très belle composition avec ces ombres au premier plan.L'image est très bien composée.
subhendu_bagchi (21090) 2013-08-31 1:25
a masterpiece here. Great composition. Magnificent light. Love the shadow of rows of camels. Great colour tone. A superb image captured with nicely chosen POV. Thanks for sharing.
daddo (20641) 2013-08-31 1:29
Hi Chris. A different approach from many photos of dunes and camel caravans, including mine, in the way you have included the shadows of camels and riders.Very creative and evocative composition as the eye follows the "walking" shadows around to the caravan as it travels deeper into the scene. Regards. Klaudio.
PaulVDV (17323) 2013-08-31 1:30
Very beautiful how you combined the row of camels going into one direction and the shadows of another row going the other way. Well observed!
I also like those exceptional long shadows of the legs of the camels.
Best regards, Paul
Miguel82 (14500) 2013-08-31 1:31
Good view of that camel safari in Sahara desert, I can see the effect of the winds on the dunes, I like the animal's reflection, very sharp shot with good golden colors, Have a good saturday Chris
willperrett (4079) 2013-08-31 1:52
It's the shadows of your own line of camels which makes this photograph work so well. The high horizon also concentrates on the sandy desert, and puts the other camel train at the strong thirds position. Nice one!
cornejo (22556) 2013-08-31 1:56
Hi Chris, lovely view of this beautiful scene in the desert with camels interesting shadows, very well captured with good pov on this very good and nice picture. An interesting picture from an interesting place, with good sharpness, depth, nice light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Kofman (2064) 2013-08-31 2:12
Très beau paysage et magnifique tableau, un décor du film et sûrement beaucoup d'émotion en faisant les photos du désert.
olive224 (2553) 2013-08-31 2:28
Awesome image !
I like the shadows casted on the ground
A fine piece of art ;)
snunney (72728) 2013-08-31 2:34
Great capture of this desert scene. I like the juxtaposition between the long shadows and the troop of camels with their riders. A well lit image with pleasantly saturated tones and very good sharpness.
ikeharel (44057) 2013-08-31 3:02
Actually two subjects here: the camel caravan in real and the caravan we see as shadows in FG.
A picture well made, stunning view of the high dunes while taken an early morning tour.
Most attractive are the ripples over the sand surface, and a superb brown and grey tones(the sky)collected.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
Didi (51307) 2013-08-31 3:11
Wonderful composition with double opposite perspective of camels
Good frame quality
dip (22130) 2013-08-31 3:13
a wonderful shot! excellent captured and composed,
very good lighting and amazing colors,
I also like the inclusion of shadows in the foreground,
lousat (64213) 2013-08-31 3:39
Hi Chris,i been there 3 years ago and this is one of the most great paradises for the photographers,great capture whit the long shadows on the sand and fantastic atmosphere,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
SnapRJW (23678) 2013-08-31 3:48
Hello Chris - This is a very lovely shot; well composed with both the line of camels and the excellent shadow camels creating inferred movement through the frame. Have a good weekend. Rosemary
Gigidusud (10298) 2013-08-31 4:49
Great capture in the Sahara desert with nice shadow on the sand. Beautiful photo, I like a lot!
Have a nice week-end.
pierrefonds (51028) 2013-08-31 5:06
The distance between the shadows and the top of the sand dune is giving depth to the composition. You have captured well the action of the caravane. I like the shadows on the sand. The good luminosity is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (45489) 2013-08-31 5:19
La caravane par elle même serait déjà magnifique mais si en plus on y ajoute les ombres sur le sable, cela devient automatiquement une oeuvre d'art fabriquée avec grand soin.
Angshu (52896) 2013-08-31 6:00
So you're back after a whirlwind tour!
This is a nice picture with the shadows of the camels in one level and the camels themselves in another. The deep colour of the dune sands makes this very attractive..
saxo042 (33930) 2013-08-31 7:02
The shadows of your caravan against the desert sand is very good. Also the "real" caravan is very interesting and well incorporated in the same picture. A double caravan scene with these sand colours against the blue sky. Excellent!
dta (56710) 2013-08-31 7:47
Hello Chris ,
A splendid composition , especially for the shades in the FG .
Very well done .
Romano46 (11535) 2013-08-31 8:06
non potevi fare foto più bella di questo splendido paesaggio.
La composizione è perfetta con la giusta posizione della carovana di cammelli, ma in essa emerge anche l'ombra della carovana della quale facevi parte che completa a meraviglia la foto.
Se a tutto ciò aggiungi anche una luce forte e calda quanto basta e dei colori ricchi di fascino ed una impagabile nitidezza il risultato non può che essere eccezionale, come in effetti esso è.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
kabel (1257) 2013-08-31 8:43
Hello, a very interesting desert image with strong shadows that add a lot of dimension to the scene.
Good composition and dof.
rychem (13688) 2013-08-31 9:33
Aristic effect of shadows shown on the soil, and the next artistic effect is the caravan perfectly placed in the strong point, splendid photo
mvdisco (17120) 2013-08-31 17:17
Hi Chris, bonjour,
A beautiful caught of view from the western Sahara desert ,
nice compositon and presentation,
I like the tone of colors ,contrast and light,
I like the long shadows too in the sand,
npecanhuk (56368) 2013-08-31 18:58
Very beautiful picture with special regards to the colors, exposure (great work with those shadows) and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
fabbs99 (11148) 2013-08-31 20:47
Great shot in the desert with the shadows of the camels. Nice image, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done.TFS.
annjackman (15541) 2013-08-31 23:15
A very clever composition with both the line of camels and the shadows of another line. Nature has carved some lovely shapes in this barren but beautiful landscape. Excellent sharpness and light management.
Kind Regards, Ann
jjcordier (67270) 2013-08-31 23:51
Excellente photo avec ce très bel effet créé par ces ombres très allongées. Une belle composition pour une image de grande qualité.
MGHPARSI (679) 2013-09-01 10:52
Very Very Nice Image.
Thanks for image,
Silvio1953 (105553) 2013-09-01 13:02
Ciao Chris, fascinating composition with beautiful shadow, great view from desert, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
emka (64150) 2013-09-01 23:19
Camel ride on the real desert, turisty attraction but so nice to see. excellent view with the shadows in foreground.
macjake (45588) 2013-09-03 21:46
I've been enjoying alot of your photo's on FB too, lots of postable's for te :)
its great to see such long long skinny shadows, and how the shadows play against the real people and camels opposite to them.
and great work with the overall lighting and exposure, it looks fantastic.
you're a lucky man!!
what an experience.
nikkitta (8981) 2013-09-07 13:58
Shadows (so long and creatives), camels , dessert in a very attractive capture, well composed with a great adventure ambiance given by the caravan going
A nice place to be
Quite impressed by the way you move, one of the few members of TE having also visited Mongolia
Have a look at my photos from there, you will find a statue...
PiotrF (2380) 2013-09-09 10:50
Excellent scene in the desert with camels interesting shadows. Wonderful colours and great picture.
This is an extraordinarily picture.
Very well done
adores (30831) 2013-09-11 18:18
I've been there a few years ago - a fantastic place and I really like this shot. The composition is great, with the long shadows in foreground and then the tourists moving in a different direction. Beautiful sunrise light!
Waylim (23314) 2013-09-24 12:27
This takes me back to my own trip to the Sahara, one of the most memorable experience. This is a great shot, What I really like are the shadows of the camels leading in and and continue with the real camels with people on them. Wether it planned or just coincident, it turned out great. I love that the shadows are very soft and not dark like a silhouettes. It look like you are on the third camel from the left :)
p.s. it is not easy to get photo of the people here.
chawax (16525) 2013-10-21 13:38
I will visit Erg Chebbi very soon and this picture really inspires me ! The POV is excellent and you used greatly the beautiful light and the shadows. Excellent colours and sharpness too. I hope I will be able to make such a picture !
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (91290)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 90
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-31 1:07
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