The Dead sea is continually fed water from the rivers that surround it, but there are no rivers that drain out of the Dead sea, so the only way that water gets out of the sea is evaporation and there is no problem to evaporate in this part of the country, because this place is very hot and dry.
When water evaporates it leaves behind all the disolved minerals that makes the sea very saltier. The fact that the water doesn't escape the sea just traps the salt within its shores.
This picture demonstrate the amount of salt that we can see in the Dead sea along the shores, it is enormous, that is the reason for the title.
Photographing this is like to get pictures in snow because the salt is white, so you can see that the bacground is a little bit dark.
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Burnham (2428) 2004-06-20 5:39
that's anew way to see the dead sea, for me atleast, and a great way, because it allows one to really grasp just how much salt it contains. Your angle is really good and the DOF being so deep makes it endless.
Rockyboy (20598) 2004-06-20 9:31
When, we open this pciture, I find it very impressive and your note is very complete. As you said, it is a field of salt. You chose also a right exposure to capture very well the white color of the salt. Well done!
manny (21833) 2004-06-20 10:34
Interesting! I like the contrast in colors of the feld an dthe horizon. IMHO, I would crop it tighetr on top to include just very little of the horizon to add depth. The focus for the salt-field would then be clearer.
Good shot, anyway.
nwoehnl (122) 2004-06-20 15:57
Quite impressive, Elroyie, I have never seen it so close. You did fine avoiding to blow the whites here and rendering the textural details, and the darker background is not too disturbing I think. I was having a similar idea as Manny in thinking that cropping only on the "salt field" might yield an equally interesting, more abstract-feeling result.
yesterday (9833) 2004-06-21 6:53
Great surface, excellent perspective, mother nature and you did vell in this one:-))
- Copyright: Elroyie David (elroyie) (2750)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-06-11
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon Digital Rebel (D300), Tokina 20-35 f3/4.5, Hoya Cir.Polarizing
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): World Salt Lakes [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-06-20 5:21