It rained heavy in the night when we arrived at mezouga, the next day, there were river and the sand was compacted and wet, as the day progress, the sun heat up the sand, the wind blasting away the dried sand. Leaving little clums of sand cake. It's like seeing erosion taking place infront of my eyes.
Just so you know the size of it, compare to the Shahara, I'm pretty small, like a little fly around camel's ass. Compare to this clumps of sand, I'm a giant. Each on of these cake would fit in the palm of my hands.
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king (2905) 2011-08-28 13:52
Very well composed and technical perfect picture is this. Colours are telling about sun shining on wet sand.
romanaa (7966) 2011-08-28 13:53
beautiful and surprising detail. I love that you have bot forgotten to seek the detail in the middle of beauty of enormous size.
eldancer1 (29027) 2011-08-28 14:06
Wow! Beautiful capture of the work of nature! Great lighting with wonderful colors. Sharp details and good pov. Well done, tfs.
RhodieIke (11742) 2011-08-28 14:08
Hi Way, Awesome, What a capture, TFS, Cheers Iain.
KLB (23723) 2011-08-28 14:19
A minimalist but high class picture !
The close-up is perfectly thought to play with the curves, and the outstanding quality lets appreciate the textures of the sand. We can almost feel the sensation of the grain between fingers.
It is unusual that a desert area is reduced to a detail... We are more used to see dunes, or sand as far as the eye can see. You've chosen your own way to share your vision of Shahara, very good idea. Love it.
kabel (1789) 2011-08-28 14:33
Hello, Just a wonderful photo you have. Great composition and exposure with super sharp foreground. I like the different shades you captured in the sand. It adds alot of interest. Your use of a white border looks very professional.
emka (80912) 2011-08-28 14:38
Heavy rain in the desert, wow, it is something unusual. Then you could observed these amazing clumps. Superb photo, marvelous colors and sharpness. Fantastic composition.
chrislo (4155) 2011-08-28 15:03
An excellent abstract and simple composition in which the play of light and shadows is nicely captured. The high sharpness gives the top of the sand some good texture. A real nice surprise.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2011-08-28 19:18
Such fine and exquisite image! Wonderful lighting and exposure which reveals utmost clarity, sharpness and details of the sand. I love the warm colors, shadows and these abstract sand formations! Superb composition! Flawless!
Have a great day!
Your tips to my photo from the Guadalupe Mountains are very well noted! Thanks for dropping by!
serp2000 (40652) 2011-08-28 23:55
Superb artwork! I really love your work! Simple but very impressive shot! TFS!
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-08-29 0:45
Ola Way ,
LInda esta tua cmposição com estes detalhe de areia do deserto em Marocos , belo efeito visual , boas cores e luz ,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
elkab (4951) 2011-08-29 1:29
Vey moody minimalist picture. Very orginal and nice close-up omposition, we can feel the sensation of the sand (You've chosen super way to show us vision of Shahara). Perfect sharpness and details. Interesting light and colors
Bartleby (13552) 2011-08-29 2:44
a cool abstract with a beautiful golden light and texture. I like it.
Kielia (23777) 2011-08-29 2:45
a simple and at the same time a very charming composition with beautiful contrasts. The light is wonderful! And it is once again your note that is food for thoughts.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-08-29 4:43
love this! Such a beautiful observation and so perfectly presented. The light, colours, textures and shapes are all stunning and oh so effective. Absolutely wonderful! So well done!
Have a great week - regards Brian.
dta (68096) 2011-08-29 5:53
Hello Way ,
Very fine composition . The light provide a subtile pallete of brown tonalities . The graphism is splendid . No scale : it must be very little ...
holmertz (42273) 2011-08-29 7:39
A beautiful view but so different from your usual kind. This is more like an abstract composition. It is also an interesting picture because I guess this is how the well known "sand roses" are created. I still have one, also fitting in the palm of my hand, of crystallized sand of strange shapes. I found it on the ground somewhere in Algeria, where huge "sand roses" could be bought in the souvenir shops.
paololg (31448) 2011-08-29 12:54
Ciao dear Way,
the sunthe wind and the water are great sculptors, but with this amazing close-up, almost a macro, you prove to be a talented photographer, creative and genial. The perfection of light and the incredible sharpness allow us to enjoy this masterpiece. Sincere compliments, dear friend, you're really good!
Ciao, have a nice Tuesday!
francio64 (38441) 2011-08-29 13:12
hai avuto un buon occhio nel realizzare questa immagine dal risultato molto artistico., accentuato dal bel contrasto tra luci ed ombre.
Well done and TFS!
Ricx (13495) 2011-08-29 23:51
Hi Way, what a stunning close up of the desert sand. the low angle and the yellow glow gives it an amazing perspective.. well spotted- but even better well photographed Rich
delpeoples (53417) 2011-08-30 5:35
Your photos really make me look at subjects differently. Before I "met" you, I would have trampled all over something like this before, not realising it was photographic gold. So I thank you for that. This abstract is exquisite: the play of light and shade and the amazing textures. Fantastic warm golden tones too, just magic.
TFS and I wish you a beautiful day
Robert1969 (7120) 2011-08-30 11:12
You show the viewer who beautiful the nature is
and that means also for the smallest details.
You have a great eye for details.
The composition and light is as always excellent
and the picture is what you wrote: a beautiful
abstract picture.....My compliments.
abmdsudi (44308) 2011-08-30 18:59
An image from vast desert landscape captured in warm afternoon light almost at the end of the day highlighting the textures in those sand nicely and so contrasty yet full of warm tones. Great abstract effect and interesting patterns and wonderful shadows, but the glow is fantastic which adds additional richness to the overall color. Stunning shot and a treat for the eye. Great work, Congrats
siolaw (38288) 2011-09-01 22:52
Nature, as we know, has its own designs... and here we see quite a striking natural shape.
The smooth colour and texture makes for a fine image!
Angshu (56062) 2011-09-05 5:55
Rain in the desert...streams of rain water..you were lucky to see this all Sand does get binded with water & though the result is shortlived, the formations can take unique shapes. You actually showed the desert in an unique way...I would have possibly walked over it or passed it by without noticing. The beauty is enhanced by the side light & the shadows which create a distinct 3 D effect. Very nice abstract work!
sacimar (25975) 2011-09-17 0:42
I like this kind of photography, the composition is beautiful, the small sand clumps and the wonderful light create an excellent picture, you had a good eye, congratulations,
CLODO (30706) 2011-09-28 1:53
A superb close up with warm hues and an impression of volume given by the lateral sunrays. We can feel the grains of sand.
lilito (3472) 2011-10-10 11:29
An image like the ones I prefer, full of color, texture, and that means what you want!
Good and beautiful work!
Didi (57492) 2011-10-11 1:52
Great abstract compositon.
Sharp picture with an interesting game of lights on the sand.
eversmile (11636) 2011-10-16 12:31
I don't have disappeared in the desert but almost. Finally I decided to make a sign of life... I am caught immediately by the solar magnetism of this minimalist abstract shot. I love it. Back to essentials ! Simple, at the core of the creation. An inexplicable beauty. And I love the name Shahara, which is also a sensuous song from a Bollywood movie ! ...:)
ChrisJ (100130) 2011-11-18 0:40
It's too grainy! ;-) Of course, sand usually is! Good sharpness & superb textural details with excellent tight framing to give an intriguing abstract shot. Wonderful shadow detail & shallow dof. Tfs!
jmdias (56625) 2012-02-16 5:37
very nice use of these natural shapes. I liked the light and the special sharpness you got here. nice moment of nature and a good shot to show it.
mayjayne (3547) 2012-04-24 6:34
Interesting abstract, accompanied by an equally interesting note. The play of light and shadows is enhanced further by the textures.
- Copyright: Way Lim (Waylim) (25362)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-05-20
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8 L, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2011-08-28 13:48
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