When I uploaded this photo another member was curious about having more electric thunderclouds with the dunes, so here it is. I like this one less because of the lack of shadows, but the only way I could include dark clouds was to have the sun directly at my back, and avoiding my own shadow by pointing high. I desaturated the colours somewhat, the setting sun really intensified the already naturally bright orange sand. The frame was added some weeks ago when I was experimenting with frames. Taken along the Muscat-Sur highway, by walking 15 minutes from the road.
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srgabreu (767) 2006-05-30 20:21
Hi Tan! Great tones, beautifull light...
The other photo that's in the link has some unreal shadows indeed, but I also like like this one due to the color contrast between the sand and the sky.
snuggleaphagus (4146) 2006-05-30 20:46
Stunning colors in this image. The sand shape is quite sumptuous. The shadows are beautiful.
The slight vegaetation is quite elegant.
You must be the most traveled person around here.
jammer79 (2722) 2006-05-30 21:11
Stunning light and great lines which lead my eyes into this beauty to explore every detail of it!
Best regards, RAdim.
rafelito (3648) 2006-05-30 22:10
Hi Tan...Is this beautifil landscape from Marte?..Excellent composition and wonderful dark orange color.Many regards, Rafael
singuanti (15250) 2006-05-30 22:50
Hi Tan. I see our shots are right next to each other in the gallery. Despite your reservations about the light I think it's beautiful and we still can detect the ridges easily. That's crazy that you desaturated this. Nice one Tan!
naturelover (306) 2006-05-30 22:56
Hi Tan, Just a colourful landscape. I love the contrast between the sand and the sky. Very dramatic. Janice
berek (33531) 2006-05-30 23:07
çok başarılı kesit bir çalışma . renkler ve kadraj süper. ellerine sağlık. selam
Meaning Sense :-))
Angshu (54745) 2006-05-30 23:55
Extraordinary colours Tan...the orange hue of the sand is so much accentuated by the dark clouds. One can feel the strong wind from the small plants, being swayed to the left
Well seen & well taken
siolaw (38050) 2006-05-31 0:25
Nice stormy clouds over the desert,fine orange colors and nice sharpness,it looks like a dry place!! i dont know if i d walk 15 mn in that place!!
Well done Tan
IvarsU (2505) 2006-05-31 0:39
The most beautiful color composing in nature... I like POV and way how You presenting this. My favorite!
Xalkida (11744) 2006-05-31 0:42
Very interesting shot. Very nice colors, very vivid, great atmosphere and a very fine sky. Well done.
kclai (2267) 2006-05-31 1:11
Well, you got two nature elements here, a desert and a strom, and you got it named desert storm! Cool shot and awesome name.
Hey Tan , you must be in a very dangerous place to capture this awesome act of nature, huh.
Cheers and good day, Tan.
kevinos (7385) 2006-05-31 1:44
I think very simple compositions have to be perfect to work and, when they work, they are very strong. This one works very well.
carper (96) 2006-05-31 2:10
very nice one Tan,
This is a very good one of yours, the great light and the fantastic dark sky made an exelent contrast, very good composition, well done.
Alexus (294) 2006-05-31 2:52
Great work..nothing more to say. Favourite;-)
marianita (3455) 2006-05-31 2:54
great brightness eventhough it is cloudy
lovethe colours and contrast
donluicu (24718) 2006-05-31 3:35
this is an excelent picture, based on the cotrast of colors (strong orange against dark grey.)..
the result is amazing..
tjanze (5674) 2006-05-31 3:53
Great sand dune colors.Clouds are also amazing.Beautiful simple compositin.
PixelTerror (0) 2006-05-31 4:33
Well light, contrasts, desert graphism, dramatism and strong colors, maybe it lacks Miss Oman walking on the dune but otherwise it has all the ingredients of a punchy photo, congratulations !
Have a nice day,
faubry (35405) 2006-05-31 5:40
hello Tan, great shot! beautiful colors, shadows and light are playing together !!! bravo, a great shot
cherryripe (21033) 2006-05-31 8:35
I prefer this photo to your other one as the contrasts are stronger and the colours more intense. The ripples in the sand stand out better.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-05-31 10:20
Excellent golden colour taking over the photo. Nice wonderful skies. Really well done
delkoo (68) 2006-05-31 10:49
I like the contrast between the sand and the sky, the orange goes well wiyh te heavy stormy sky.
Paolo (41222) 2006-05-31 11:31
Hi Tan, i've the same sky outside my window today!
but i have San Siro Stadium as background ...and not a wonderful orange dune of sand!
excellent shot, with a great light on the dune and a fantastic contrast with the sky.
excellent POV and focus.
marietom (34607) 2006-05-31 12:22
quelle lumière magnifique, qui rehausse les couleurs !
bazal (7900) 2006-05-31 14:21
This is the light which brought my eyes towards this picture. The color of the beautiful sand of Waybah dunes is just amazing under such a sky. The striations due to he wind are superb and give a nice textural aspect to the foreground.
Thanks for sharing.
gilou530 (34) 2006-05-31 14:53
le contraste du sable et du ciel est tout simplement génial, une photo qui me rappelle la libye
xavshot (69835) 2006-05-31 14:58
je suis impressionné par ces teintes ! c'est très beau ; les couleurs claquent et l'ensemble donne un très beau tableau. Belle ambiance
jafadabret (56497) 2006-05-31 14:58
Une vue du désert qui doit être assez rare. Le ciel bleu habituellement est ici dramatique. Et le contraste entre l'orange du sol et le bleu électrique du ciel est fantastique.
recepyuksel (17808) 2006-05-31 15:28
tek bir kelimeyle özetlenirse "harika" olmuş..
rhizomes (15343) 2006-05-31 15:44
What a great and impressive light you got here ! Excellent picture with this strong and dark sky and this sunny dunes...
nels (2619) 2006-06-01 4:59
hi amazing colours in the sky love the texture and shapes you have captured in the sand
veronika (6052) 2006-06-01 5:12
Wooow Tan, perfect light and sky, it looks similar to thunderstorm in the Grand Canyon, dramaticly beautiful..
jbweasle (9373) 2006-06-01 5:30
Hello Tan, you have great contrasts here. The bright orange dunes and the dark clouds. Great detail in the ripples and small plants on the sand.
sleon (9402) 2006-06-01 10:49
This one certainly has a punch; I would have said it was a bit overcooked until I read that you had in fact desaturated it! Great colours, great texture and who needs a focal point when we have so much atmosphere conveyed here? The frame is inoffensive enough I suppose, though the graduated effect isn't really to my taste - it verges on the tacky side, that is just my view.
Stepan (27210) 2006-06-01 16:17
Impressive moment in an impressive place ! The contrats between warms tones and cold ones works very well. Excellent.
cbrman (21645) 2006-06-02 7:22
Superbe image. Le désert est vraiment fantastique. La couleur du sable donne un contraste fabuleux avec le ciel tourmenté. Les nuages ressemblent ceux des orages. Les ombres encadrent parfaitement la partie lumineuse.
C'est très beau
banyanman (7789) 2006-06-04 11:53
It's amazing that you had to desaturate this, Tan - the colour of the sand is so intense. Excellent contrast of the orange sand against the stormy sky, and sharpness is superb, capturing all the ripples in the sand. Cheers . . . David
axiotea (21649) 2006-06-05 8:13
What a fantastic compo! somehow I prefer that photo to the other one "Apricot sand"(which is great too), because there is more contrast between the bright orange sand and the dramatic cloudy sky...well done...
marjan (6279) 2006-06-07 1:07
Hi Tyn, extra buty photo. Hot tone of coloures and excelent motive. Wonderful. TFS
soran (220) 2006-06-14 14:27
I like this capture.Very nice colors and composition!
Hanssie (10325) 2006-06-29 15:19
Again, a playing of the weather which comes out very nice here. Two halfs, the sand and the sky, wonderful picture !
MarekP (4750) 2006-07-08 20:34
Wow, this is a great colour combination. Such photo is a real pice of art. I like it very much.
Ulishna (2268) 2006-07-29 3:00
incredible colors... Impressive photo.
sergio1 (12152) 2006-08-31 5:01
Excellent view to the desert with and great storm sky. Magnific lights and perspective.
a_i_ren (1315) 2006-09-06 12:58
Absolutely surreal view! Great picture!
MIMACSKA (291) 2006-09-06 15:05
This is unbalivable! The lights and the colors are amazing!
I wish you a very nice trip to europe and enjoy hungary!
My kindest regards,
pady (4800) 2007-01-24 16:38
Very impressive picture. I like the contrast between dunes and sky. Colors are great.
vikous (2217) 2007-03-26 12:50
This photo has amazing colours, nice tiny shades, contrast, detail...everything! I really like this photo.
japiey (10163) 2007-03-26 12:51
you created a wonder.
flatwin (2181) 2007-06-01 15:44
wouah excellent comme cliché suréaliste, superbe gestion des couleurs et de la lumière .
jpphoto (465) 2008-04-01 12:38
Hello Tam ,
tres impressionnent le désert avec le sable ocre , de jolie nuages merci le polarisant A+ JP
- 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/6.3, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-30 20:05
- Favorites: 2 [view]