Here you could see a part of the route of the "Paris-Dakar Rally". We stop here with our off-road trucks and were impressed by the miles of beautiful beach.
Exposure Time: 1/790
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 20/1 mm
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ktanska (27874) 2009-07-13 23:58
Truck tracks add special charm on this one. Strong perspective with tracks leading to distance. Enormous empty beaches, I would love just being there. I like how you've place the horizon near the top.
dareco (17134) 2009-07-14 0:10
Beautiful tones and textures and superb detail. Fantastic depth! TFS
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2009-07-14 0:25
It is a very nice picture with the tracks dissipating in the misty part of the scene. I like the good definition and the beautiful natural colours. Well done.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-07-14 0:45
Hello Achim! Very sophisticated art work. Good idea. Perfect sharpness. Original effect. Funny effect. Well done!
snunney (100154) 2009-07-14 1:01
The curving tire marks in the sand make wonderful lead lines drawing the viewer ever further into the scene. The trees in the background add another dimension. Very good colours and sharpness.
paura (47186) 2009-07-14 4:37
O efeito visual das trilhas deixanas na areia pelos pneus está uma beleza, como que conduzindo ao sem fim... Linda imagem.
clic (17129) 2009-07-14 5:20
Be careful where you drive: Police can identify tire prints!!
An impression of "petty crime" in convied from infinity to close view.
Looks like the traks of the lunar car on a test field!
Thanks for your kind words.
I'm leaving for about one month.
jmcl (14535) 2009-07-14 8:48
I love the sense of wind that comes from the water and the distant trees .. and how that interacts with the implied power of the tracks ... all leading to the dust on the horizon .. very nice. take care, John
feather (51130) 2009-07-14 8:54
Your low POV shows the tyre tracks perfectly in excellent detail. Very good minimal composition with the top corner reserved for the sea.
Silvio1953 (144514) 2009-07-14 11:47
Ciao Achim, wonderful composition with splendid graphic by signes on sand, very well done, ciao Silvio
ymrk (15079) 2009-07-14 12:05
These tire marks relonging to a lorry?Because these are biggest than i've saw...
Good capture Achim,for this reason congratulations!
lousat (92110) 2009-07-14 13:00
Hi Achim,another pic that remember me many things....great effects,beautiful point of view in mouvement and perfect sharpness and colors.My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO
gilou530 (34) 2009-07-14 13:00
j'ai reconnu se sont des michelins,,,, non
trés belles traces dans le sable grace a une netteté nickel, un bon choix d'ouverture qui laisse le fond légérement flou pour laisser libre cours a notre imagination
lucasgalodoido (22577) 2009-07-14 19:02
very inbteresting picture with the tire tracks on the sand, and the colors was great. Good job, my friend.
jafadabret (56501) 2009-07-14 22:37
Je suis très impressionné par le graphisme des traces de véhicules sur cette plage immense. Excellent rendu du sable, texture et couleur !
Bonne journée !
mauro61 (52857) 2009-07-14 23:32
ottimo l'effetto grafico proposto dal tuo scatto e buona la profondità.
Bravo a vedere e realizzare l'immagine.
sultana (2101) 2009-07-15 4:38
The curve with the off-road trucks of is very graphic and interesting.Very good sharpness and Dof. well done .
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-07-15 5:42
Ola Achim ,
Belo enquadramento de foto com estes desenhos de pneus na areia , gostei do nevoeiro no fundo , é uma bela praia desertica , boa profundidade de foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
peppe59 (14555) 2009-07-15 7:46
this photo is much special one, great clearness and beautifulst colors.
ghilain (1714) 2009-07-15 9:08
Very nice composition and very good POV!
I see a "mirage"!
ciakgiak (30431) 2009-07-15 11:15
what great effect these signs of cars on the beach, and your perfect POV accentuate the graphism of this situation.
You created a very particular and impressive effect, I like it so much.
Vasa (515) 2009-07-15 12:24
Original motif, Achim, good reaction and realization. I see you are never at home...
isade1975 (3372) 2009-07-15 13:00
Nice tracks on the sand - I like the mist in the distance too - a touch a mystery !
toto (0) 2009-07-15 13:37
belle photo de cette plage du bout du monde.
Ces trace mènent notre regard vers la mer, vers ces arbres du fond de l' image.
Les dessins formés par les pneux sont de toute beautés et d' une grande netteté, digne d' un moulage "des experts a Miami".
Merci du partage.
shevchenko (20548) 2009-07-15 20:47
Good pov to show the view in good perspective effect, clear to see traces of tires at foreground and dramatic weather at background, thanks for sharing the impressive view.
gunbud (34066) 2009-07-15 21:26
What beautiful dramatic lines left in the sand by the giant trucks.
Beautiful rich golden texture to the beach that blends so wonderfully with the blue sky and turquoise sea.
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-07-15 23:12
beautiful lines on the sand created by the trukcs of 'Dakar Rally'.
Nice low depth with focus in foreground
Fine colours and contrast
Have a nice day
paololg (31448) 2009-07-16 14:20
Ciao dear Achim,
excellent idea, these imprints seem works of art carved on the sand. I like a lot the BG with the palms folded up by the wind. Good composition, compliments!
Ciao, have a beautiful Friday!
Graal (102928) 2009-07-16 23:05
fine effect, good idea and realization. Nice beach and perspective of cars marks. Well photojob.
danyy (0) 2009-07-17 0:20
photo bien construite avec de belles couleurs et un ciel qui ne promet rien de bon, impressionnant. Des traces de pneus qui jouent un rôle dans le parspective.
stego (24132) 2009-07-17 18:15
Very well observed! The tracks on the brown sand, swinging to the horizon give much impact to the photo, which is perfectly composed. The darker sky on the left and the dust in the air in the distance enhances a certain mysterious mood.
pablominto (53746) 2009-07-18 0:55
I recognize this place from TV transmission of the race, seems like a great place for speeding hehehe!
Eye-catching tracks, taking my eyes to the horizon where dark clouds seem to be piling up...
Well framed, attractive colour combo and fine details!
pierrefonds (66955) 2009-07-18 5:14
The capture of the power of the ocean is an asset to the composition. The tyres tracks on the sand of the beach are leading our eyes toward the horizon which is giving depth to the composition. The luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
rodgerg (55767) 2009-07-19 8:49
A POV very well selecetd give an incredible depht to this image. Details of the sand very well colleced and excellent framing.
Didi (60588) 2009-07-19 11:40
Hello Mr president
Very nice foreground who gives an interesting attraction to your composition.
I think that the weather was very windy.
Ninello52 (7576) 2009-07-19 14:22
Un bel manifesto per il "Dakar Rally! Bellissime e ben definite le scie lasciate dalle ruote che si perdono all'infinito dove la sabbia si fonde con il mare! Belli anche gli alberi scossi dal vento.
dip (23888) 2009-07-20 0:46
ein schönes Foto,interessante Details,gut gesehen und fotografiert!
ahmetgedikli (25605) 2009-07-20 1:49
Superb shot! Beautiful point of view, excellent lighting and colors... I like your photo.
marietom (34609) 2009-07-20 14:56
Nice, all these lines. Welle seen.
siolaw (38292) 2009-07-20 21:52
Good use of DOF to have the tracks, crisp sharp in FG prograssively getting some bokeh on the BG with strong lines leading the eye to it.
It seems to be a windy place!
nirvana73 (0) 2009-07-20 23:13
good observation and idea
i like diagonal lines of the road
thanks for sharing
serp2000 (44336) 2009-07-21 2:34
Salut from Ural, Achim!
Superb sharpness!Excellent composition, nice line of the traces.I see the strong wind from the sea in this moment! My compliments!
alvaraalto (14094) 2009-07-21 13:11
With the oasis on the right side the sea on the left side seems to be a Fata Morgana.
Together with the clear trail of the trucks this seems almost a fantasy world.
gneufeld (15890) 2009-07-21 18:55
Just noticed this image - I love it. The very interesting parallel tracks with detailed tread marks make a striking introduction to the more distant ocean view. Very well seen and TFS. Gerald
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2009-07-22 7:26
Nice compo! That roure for sure "introduces" us into the picture...
jmdias (65008) 2009-07-22 15:54
beautiful landscape, we can imagine how desert the place is, the signs left by the trucks in the sand created a nice graphical effect here. well done
Angshu (56758) 2009-07-23 0:38
Great lead-in provided by the tire tracks, vanishing in the distance as if to the sea. Lovely contrast between the sand & sea colours. Lovely shot!
foozi (7101) 2009-07-24 1:24
the lines and the graphic fromation is excellently presented.
I like this simple but gives full of visual impact. Great eyes to spot this unseen beautiful view.
Bruno40 (6658) 2009-07-29 9:00
Nice composition!.. but, are you sure that is the track of the rally?, that is your track, right?
I can notice the wind in the background...
hopsy_life (101) 2009-08-13 6:27
What a sandy place, interestign for a race
Velera (237) 2009-08-13 6:32
Lovely graphic composition with nice colors!
Jakab (3867) 2009-08-15 12:33
eine kühne Komposition (3/4 eines Landschaftsbildes nur Vordergrund ohne irgendwelche Gegenstände oder Pflanzen), es wirkt aber! Originell und stimmungsvoll, Hut ab!
Tukan-T5 (4317) 2010-02-19 15:02
very attractive trail and the sandwork.
Good idea and well done.
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (43665)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-09
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Canon 40D
- Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 2009/03 Westafrica
- Date Submitted: 2009-07-13 23:25