It was just before sunrise, in the desert. Merzouga is in the Tafilalt region and close to the Algerian border.. Kind of Sahara in miniature. These young people were probably carrying fossile stones to the tourists and were hurrying in order to meet a bus which has just come in. I had of course other priorities, catching locals walking in the desert with an incredible lateral light.
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namaste_oti (705) 2005-03-29 7:52
Waouw, I like this one.
Thanks for this post,
colinbrenchley (6431) 2005-03-29 7:53
The atmosphere of the desert has been very well captured in this photo and made all the better with the early morning light.
tityop (6225) 2005-03-29 7:53
Tres belle photo aux couleurs chaudes. Les deux personnages marchant dans cet immmense desert sont tres bien cadrés.
adind (738) 2005-03-29 7:54
Beautiful...like the foot prints on the virgin snad..
like the landscape..and shades of yellow..
thanks for sharing this work..
johnhopkins (866) 2005-03-29 7:57
Wonderful light, shadows and lines on the sand, and interesting characters in the foreground.
arnabchat (7233) 2005-03-29 8:01
straight away a favirite of mine. superb colors and light. i am spellbound.
dolin (7369) 2005-03-29 8:11
Magnifique profondeur et superbe cadrage avec ces 2 personnages au devant.
L'angle de la lumière est superbe et fait bien ressortir les couleurs.
Very nice shot, congratulations.
rodalvas (641) 2005-03-29 8:20
Wonderfully well treated subject: the POV, the light, the placement of the figures... Dunes tend to be very interesting, graphically, when complemented with the human element - as you did here - the result can be outright fascinating.
Zanni (6108) 2005-03-29 8:26
Beautiful picture. The soft curves of dunes are emphasized by the warm light which plays with the shadows creating a magic composition enanched by the two almost silhouettes of men in foreground.
marthival (257) 2005-03-29 8:29
Very good photo. I like the warmth of those colors. Good composition. I wish I was there. Well done.
diaz_sanchez (0) 2005-03-29 8:35
exellent photo:) really wonderful:) the desert is great at the sunset:) I like those 2 people:) great :)
mareseye (1209) 2005-03-29 9:01
Magnifique lumière. Beaucoup de sobriété dans le cadrage. Bien vu!
AmiBe (6042) 2005-03-29 9:28
nice picture, the warm colors are beautiful.
Good POV, We can imagine the size of the desert... Big, big, big !
Well done !
Clochette (8076) 2005-03-29 9:59
Wow, this is just breathtaking.. Laurence of Arabia was also the first thought I had. Congratulations !
mitternacht (1839) 2005-03-29 11:01
Yes the light is incredible, although the flare in the lower right is a bit distracting. I always like people in pictures, but this one could have been equally good without the two guys I think. The waves in the sand and the texture of the sand at the front are beautiful.
Have a nice day,
Paker (2650) 2005-03-29 11:24
This is definitely one of the most beautiful captures here on TE.
olopez (4959) 2005-03-29 11:57
Great picture Izzet
Good compo an POV, beautiful landscape and warm colors.
Curioso (9271) 2005-03-29 12:28
Great composition. You may saturate the colors a little bit. You are right, that light is great. I love those sand hills in the background. Wonderful Izzet !
faubry (35447) 2005-03-29 12:38
superbes couleurs ocres célèbres aux dunes, bravo, vraiment très chouette!!
bonne position des personnages,
MaJose (427) 2005-03-29 14:35
Very impressive photo.
A guessed right composition and a wonderful light that it reinforces form them of dunes.
Very well done.
Hanssie (10886) 2005-03-29 14:57
These two persons, alone in this immense sand-box or women-shaped landscape, a fantastic light, superb shot, Izzet !
Praetzer (2377) 2005-03-29 16:05
Good POV and taken at the right moment
BAKO (1689) 2005-03-29 16:07
alimo3 (6854) 2005-03-29 16:40
this image is beautiful,
nice point of view with an incredible landscape.
thanks for sharing this walk in the desert.
RGatward (20086) 2005-03-29 16:45
That's just fantastic, as you say, perfect light, and then they just walked into your shot, what are the chances of that, pretty slim judging by the amount of footprints int he sand.
bip-bip (1837) 2005-03-29 16:49
The light is wonderful and your composition with these 2 men very well captured.
A great shot
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-03-29 16:51
What a beautiful tone you have captured here in the sand, love the goldenlike coulour. The two people give an idea of the inmensity of the desert. Great shot. Regards
eleparc (24063) 2005-03-29 18:09
extraordinaire ta photo Izzet! je n'ai pas reussi à faire ce genre de photo à merzouga.. alors chapeau bas!
avigur_11 (22107) 2005-03-29 22:50
Wow, what a shocking shot, endles desert with such a deep set of brown/red hues. The light is excellent. Wondrful shot, Izzet.
ash_parikh (2266) 2005-03-30 5:55
Wonderful light and composition, the sand dunes looks never ending. The people adds good human touch to it. Great shot.
maciekda (19895) 2005-03-30 10:05
beautiful picture Izzet, the light is great - so warm. great colors, good composition, simple moment. very good work
Coyotyto (1305) 2005-03-30 15:20
This one is really great, Izzet !!
The shapes of the dunes, the colours, the light, the shadows, everything is great.
And then those two guys and their footsteps, that really adds to the picture !
Thank you for this one, Izzet, it goes straight to my favourites !
markgong (2840) 2005-03-30 22:22
I wish my Merzouga photos came out this well! Too bad it was raining in the the desert when I was there :(. Very very nice shot and great use of the telephoto to flatten the image. Wonderful all around. Good work.
Saar (571) 2005-04-01 15:43
Wow Izzet, this is nice. Great angle and the light is fascinating, it gives the photograph some kind of mystic effect. A picture from the "1001 night-fairytales". Especially with the two men walking there. Nothing else, but them and a-lot-of sand. You must have felt prett 'small' when being there.. ?
Well done! I love it.
imorneau (208) 2005-04-05 15:17
WOW! ON DIRAIT DEUX HUMAINS QUI MARCHENT SUR DES CORPS DE FEMMES GÉANTS...SEMBLE IRRÉALISTE!
SEEMS TWO HUMANS WALK ONTO GIANT WOMAN BODY ...SEEMS UNREAL!
mlu821 (1073) 2005-04-09 12:37
I agree with everyone else..this is a superb photo ande the light in which you have captured it is formidable! well done!
goblyne (218) 2005-04-11 17:55
Izzet, this shot is absolutely magnificent! the lighting looks beautiful - you caught it at the right time! the perspective looking down on the two men and the rest of the desert really shows the full scope of it. i think you've done an excellent job with this pic and it's going into my favourites! :) one question though... how high up were you?
Jeppe (18654) 2005-04-11 18:07
Hi Izzet - I spotted this "little rough" looking landscape remembered a similar - yet different motif of my own - hope you dosen't mind I added it as start of a new theme.
The presence of life (people) makes your shot complete together with the fine light - thanks for letting us see.
gilman (139) 2005-04-16 17:30
just an amazing shot- ilove it!!
Paolo (41222) 2005-05-09 10:48
Fantastic image Izzet...fantastic.
there is a sand sea with that 2 men or ghosts that were walking to nowhere!
amazing...as many dozens in your portfolio!
natc (315) 2005-08-01 15:09
whaou, great! makes me think of "Dune" :o)
JanArie (657) 2005-08-01 15:34
beautyfull picture with very good colours and composition
ydarias (679) 2005-08-01 15:54
Hola Izzet. Una gran foto, creo que representa muy bien la dureza del desierto. Me gusta mucho la composición porque las dos personas caminando en la parte baja y el resto de la foto con el desierto al fondo indican lo dura de la tarea. Técnicamente esta bastante bien y la iluminación es muy buena. Quizas tan solo cabe resaltar el brillo en la esquina inferior derecha, pero nada grave. Muy buen trabajo.
recepyuksel (17808) 2005-08-01 16:00
İnadına yaşamak mı yoksa alternatifi olmayan bir yaşantı mı ? Her yerde can bulan insan silineceğini bilsede bırakıyor izlerini her daim. Ve o yaşantının 1/60 saniyesi sonsuzlaşıyor...(Birden aklımdan bunlar geçti)
Ne güzel apaçık bir kompozisyon, muhteşem.
Eline sağlık usta.
lukas (2067) 2006-05-31 7:22
I never saw (with my eyes) the desert like this,
excellent shot, splendid lines and curves, good POV and shadows.
Framboisilla (5277) 2006-09-09 6:41
En visitant ta galerie, je suis tombée sur celle-ci qui est vraiment très belle et très douce. La lumière qui caresse les dunes est magnifique, la présence des deux personnes en premier plan donne toute la profondeur au désert... Très beau !
veronika (6058) 2007-01-15 9:35
how did you manage such a perfect high viewpoint? :)
I like this image very much, it's so peaceful..
gazmo (274) 2007-07-26 6:58
Izzet, wonderful light that shows how different film is digtal images. The saturation of colour and the softness of the image add something special. What do you think? TFS, Garry
nszeretlek (1199) 2009-09-14 6:36
Your eyes are privileged ones for having enjoyed such destinations and marvels ...and your skills and photographic art are something out of what can be common ...they are so special and meaningful !
You´re a real master and we lucky ones for being able to learn or at least to fancy your unique gallery ...
I wish you drop back by here from time to time ...
Again tesserkur ederim dear Master !
figenya (2852) 2009-12-09 1:40
İzzet Bey, merhaba
Işığın kum tepeciklerindeki etkisi ve hikayesiyle muhteşem bir kare olmuş,
billakos773 (253) 2010-04-19 14:29
nice photo!! lovely color of the desert!!! congratulations izzet!!!
- Copyright: izzet keribar (keribar) (43841)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2000-11-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon F90x, 80-200mm Nikon, Velvia 50 ISO
- Exposure: f/5.9, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): A pair of photos with contrast II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-03-29 7:50
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