Wahiba sand dunes just off the main Muscat-Sur highway, taken 30 minutes before sunset. The colour of the dunes is naturally orange, I desaturated to make it real after increasing some contrast. This is not the most impressive part of the dunes, those are accessible only with very expensive overnight tours, these are the closest dunes to the main highway, 15 minute walk, rare thunderstormy day. Also my first experiment using a frame. I hope the photo is not too dark, my monitor settings are a bit sinister.
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cbeardmore (68) 2006-04-05 22:20
I like the texture and almost three dimensional quality to the foreground. The green grasses on the far hill really standout and make for an interesting addition. A few more thunderstorm clouds would have made this photo electric, perhaps even a good cover for a heavy metal band!
MiguelP (14470) 2006-04-05 22:31
No, is not dark, I´m not sure about the black frame. I would say this landscape looks like a martian one, and considering what a great traveller you are I would not be surprised. Take care.
PJE (20758) 2006-04-05 22:45
Tan this posting is so unusual and amazing to see. An incredible scene showing what the weather can do to such a simple element of sand. Gorgous color too..I like it alot!
kclai (2267) 2006-04-05 23:09
Another impressive shot of the dune. The lighting that provided two shade in the image is good. And the details of the front part is excellent, making this image an outstanding point.
Lastly, good use of the polariser to "tame" the sky.
Cheers and well done, Tan.
Cormac (26565) 2006-04-05 23:46
Amazing colour! The combination of the natural colour with the late day light gives this such a warm glow that it is overwhelming. The texture in the sand is great too, adding a lot to the feel of the scene. Great work!
singuanti (15250) 2006-04-06 0:52
Hi Tan. I don't think the pic is too dark at all; at least it looks fine on my monitor. The colors are incredible. And what a well placed cloud. Most impressive scenery Tan!
Gerrit (51935) 2006-04-06 1:08
Remarkable colours and beautiful patterns too in the sand,
thanks and regards, Gerrit
pastadog (13111) 2006-04-06 1:38
Hi Tan, the orange tones are supreme, surreal, they are not too dark, but I'm not sure about the black frame. The textures and focus are excellent. Well seen and captured, TFS, Daniel
Propofol (1790) 2006-04-06 3:01
Very dramatic, lovely colours and texture.
Angshu (56750) 2006-04-06 3:58
Glorious warm colours and textures of the sand... It contrasts so well with the blue of the sky. Nice successful framing too
Tue (35232) 2006-04-06 5:01
I love the wonderful and so warm colour of the sand here. I like the shape and patterns also a lot. Really wonderful piece of nature and well captured!
carper (96) 2006-04-06 5:36
Ahh, I see a frame,
lovely shot Tan, great colours and contrast in the well taken composition, very nice job and yes the frame is nice, good job.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-04-06 5:39
Amazing shapes and colours. So calm and nice. I like it :).
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-04-06 7:42
The golden colour on the dunes is excellent, i parituclarly like the way the shadows and textures give depth to the scene,
Paolo (41222) 2006-04-06 10:17
What a wonderful view Tan!
that gigantic dune with a gold colour is fantatic! as the texture made by the wind on the surface!!!
excellent focus and light balance, great colours and a fantastic contrast with the blue sky!
jammer79 (2722) 2006-04-06 10:22
My cup of tea.. ;)
Ann75 (0) 2006-04-06 13:48
Great shot with amazing colours. I love the brown colour of the sand dunes that look wind swept. The beautiful sky above stands out nice with this kind of landscape! Great composition, beautiful colours and wonderful details!
jjbach (9324) 2006-04-06 16:37
The redish colours of the desert are very impressive. The textures of the sand look wonderfully too! Excellent work!
gilou530 (34) 2006-04-06 17:24
tiens une photo de désert, c'est quoi le désert connais pas!! belles couleurs et magnifique contraste de cette dune.
ahmetgedikli (25603) 2006-04-06 17:30
Çöl/kum fotoğraflarının özellikle renklerine bayılıyorum. Çok etkileyici ve canlı görünüyor. Teşekkürler, selamlar.
toni_al (15875) 2006-04-06 17:33
Joli composition le cadrage est très bon, et les détails dans le sable ressortent bien. Belle image
peter1892 (1681) 2006-04-06 17:36
Great viewpoint & colours Tan. The frame is fine, although I wouldn't use that effect where it blurs at the edges of the photo - it's like a shadow (I'm sure there's a technical term for it!). But that's personal choice on my part!
AmiBe (6042) 2006-04-06 17:53
gorgeous light as usual, I like the waves on the sand.
Strange to see a cloud there.
sleon (9402) 2006-04-07 3:28
Splendid tones and textures here. I just love the warmth of the colours and the detail and contours in the sand. A really atmospheric shot.
Galmeida (12559) 2006-04-07 3:49
This is a splendid picture and shot with your new Camera that you like it and a great one with this nicely taken eye catch view of this wonderful piece of wild golden natural light overview enquadrement stage scenery.
YOU took very well this nature moment of the day and with a fine perspective and enquadrement view scenery. The golden orange colors are a must in this wonderful sand serpentine formation and peaceful place with also a breathaking atmosphere to sit down and view the worl in all these multi forms and changing views. of a orange sit down place and multi colored flowers near.
These words of my critiquee are only my appreciation and the way I see good work like this specatular that you post at TE.
Very well seen, clear picture and a SUPERB quality work and composition. My congratulations and Best to you
PixelTerror (0) 2006-04-07 4:10
I m watching it on a very nice screen that makes it shine as seen through a spotless windows, nice warm colors and dune undulations, greetings from Nara JY
blue-velvet30 (6524) 2006-04-07 6:38
Beautiful colors and great POV. Excellent composition. Great work!
Kenny10pin (19301) 2006-04-07 10:15
great work, I like the sand here, the contours are amazing, very good shot, looks like a miniature sand land, well shot
rhizomes (15343) 2006-04-07 16:25
Wow !! Great colors and light !! I like how the light gives shadows on the ripples...
Full of little details ! I really like this one !
izmirli (3989) 2006-04-08 15:49
renkler ve özellikle ayrıntılarla netlik harika olmuş.tebrik ederim. iyi akşamlar ve sevgiler. gürkan akçakır.
alvaraalto (10496) 2006-04-08 16:00
Maybe apricot sands, but I think the plants in these desert are no apricot-plants.
Beautiful curved landscape with that unexpected grasses.
RADEEH (2802) 2006-04-09 5:31
The colours are brillantly absorbed.The view shows us how nature forms different shapes like a sculpture.
veronika (6058) 2006-04-09 17:20
Hey Tan,wwoow i really like this one!!!
i almost feel like in 3D cinema :)
those colours and shapes and shadows are amazing!
Didi (60588) 2006-04-10 10:09
Nice desert landscape with a good foreground.
The light draws shades on the dunes.
it's a kind of magic.
anavazao (5592) 2006-04-10 14:21
unusual view, good POV!
I like the colours and the perspective!
Good colours and sharpness!
jbweasle (9393) 2006-04-11 3:11
Hello Tan, I love the texture of this desert scene. The low angle of the light has brought out the ripples in the sand perfectly. The strong orange colour also contrasts well with the blue and white of the sky.
banyanman (7789) 2006-04-11 9:56
This does look a fraction too dark on my monitor, Tan, but I note others above have said it looks fine, so maybe I need to check my monitor settings too. I am amazed that you had to desaturate this - when I first opened this I thought you must have bumped the saturation up a bit. Fabulous contrast and shadows, and great composition as usual. Cheers . . . David
razanoor (466) 2006-04-11 14:36
The light and shadow balance here is just amazing...it seems as if a storm is brewing in those clouds up there...would be a great relief of the desert below.
valdec (7367) 2006-04-13 4:39
Doskona³e, piêkne, rewelacyjne.... Extra
gren4 (603) 2006-04-16 6:52
I like this image quite dark.I think that deep tones and strong shadows work really well in desert pictures.
peco85 (921) 2007-01-06 9:32
A truly incredible image withsuch vivd colors and well composed contrasts! Good job!
danos (96688) 2007-02-17 8:47
very impressive shot from this apricot sands.The combination of the natural colour with the late day light gives this such warm glow that it's marvellous.Great colours and contrast in this well taken shot,well done.
sssimon (684) 2007-06-01 15:17
Wow! Incredibly nice picture!
The color are just perfect, it just gives me a feeling of "I have to go there one day"!!!
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-03-08
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EFS 18-55mm, B+W Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-05 21:12
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