Being part of TE has taught me that we all want to dream of distant, mysterious & exotic places. And it is particularly desert that evokes our imagination very strongly. I have to say that desert was always my big passion and whenever I go back I love to play with its patterns, shapes and shadows again and again.
Here is another photo from my last year trip to Morocco. When posting some of the photos from there I feel stronger and stronger need to go back as those Dunes of Merzouga offer not only great sand dunes but also local people walking around in that fantastically blue and traditional dress. And least not last there few fantastic hotels with view straight at the sea of dunes.
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david (3992) 2006-03-21 5:24
i hope i'm the first to say congratulations on such an amazing shot! i'm impressed beyond words. well done ... definitely a favourite!
thank you very much for sharing this beautiful image.
raphsax (275) 2006-03-21 5:26
what can one say to "superb" share, "splendid"?
vts_ch (2624) 2006-03-21 5:26
This is why I love TE, discovering new lands through amasing photos, just like yours. Excellent tonal range and well placed subject, crushed by the imensity og the dunes.
I like it alot
FilipDzik (282) 2006-03-21 5:30
Just excellent shot. Perfect composition. Job well done. Thanks for sharing !!!
PixelTerror (0) 2006-03-21 5:31
Excellent one, the framing is outstanding to show dunes curvy graphism and provide a sensation of immensity, it makes the human caravan even tinier than it actually is and a pleasant warmth radiates from the whole view.
Have a nice day,
besnard (55339) 2006-03-21 5:37
Très joli cliché de cette caravane dans ces dunes de sable. Magnifiques couleurs.
Merci pur le partage.
marieaude (1196) 2006-03-21 5:37
Beautiful view of this fantastic part of the world. I love it. The colors are very warm and nice. The top of the photo looks a litlle bit noisy but it is great anyway. Thanks
Atul_Joshi (113) 2006-03-21 5:38
Just one word......PERFECT.
congrats for capturing such a magnificient shot. Really a superb composition and graphism. Highlights and shadows are in abundance.....wow!!!!!
regards with 10 smilies
Calimero76 (10957) 2006-03-21 5:40
I like much framing and especially these orange colours (I think that you know now that I like these colours particularly... lol).
Thanks for making us share these magic moments which you lived and knew to take.
suhan (3552) 2006-03-21 5:41
Floydian (30970) 2006-03-21 5:41
Lucie, the picture and composition is great, i know how you feel about going back, i have the same feeling.
There seems to be some noise in de dunes, or a kind of softness. Is that because of the high iso or because of a heavy crop?
Nevertheless, a highly impressive picture....i also have to post more ;-)
petimat (154) 2006-03-21 5:42
What a landscape, what a colour, what a photo!!! Excelent shot!
Janice (4403) 2006-03-21 5:42
WOW! WOW! I'm impressed Lucie. So these 4 camels go past this spot everyday and all day just for the photographers?? You were so lucky to see it like this. Amazing sand patterns too. I love the colours...
Very well captured, TFS,
donluicu (24724) 2006-03-21 5:43
i noticed here a very good eye, for this decentered compo, very hot, with lots of symbols...
i love it
fertxu (323) 2006-03-21 5:43
Wonderful shot..Really beautiful and intense colours..Fantastic momment..Well done..
blue-velvet30 (6524) 2006-03-21 6:12
Wonderfull! Fantastic! Excellent colors, light and perfect composition! Great work!
pilpel-adom (3018) 2006-03-21 6:22
Very good presentation of the desert at its best! I like the light play here, with the Camel convoy which gives a good proportion of sizes here. The wave-like pattern draws the gaze deeper and deeper into the photo. The picture suffer from quite a lot of noise - which ISO setting did you used here? I guess this is a 100% crop, which can explain part of the noise here...In any case, an attractiev and classical presentation of the desert!
ebruardil (461) 2006-03-21 6:23
Composition, colors, POV, lighting are all excellent.
Framboisilla (5277) 2006-03-21 6:24
Une très belle photo de désert, j'aime beaucoup les vagues de dunes, la méharée en premier plan et les couleurs chatoyantes du sable.
Marche (4307) 2006-03-21 6:26
Magnifique cliché, haut en couleurs. Dans cette photo, on ressent bien ce que tu as voulu transmettre sur le rêve de désert, et cela m'attire de plus en plus.
J'aime beaucoup la forme verticale qui nous permet de voir une belle enfillade de dunes, et la caravane nous en montre la dimension, superbe.
Merci de nous faire partager ce bel endroit.
Zumosol (520) 2006-03-21 6:40
it´s a excelent work!!! very good POV and colors.
Thanks for sharing it.
comanu (902) 2006-03-21 6:48
your soul is made for photos.
chc (1468) 2006-03-21 7:18
A wonderful photo for what must have been a marvelous moment. Congratulation. Christophe
Polakowski (1115) 2006-03-21 7:22
Wow!Excelent composition and depth.
francad (248) 2006-03-21 7:49
Magnifique photo de dunes avec un premier plan qui apporte beaucoup; bonne idée de ne pas avoir inclus de ciel dan,s la photo pour ne garder que du sable; bravo
jinju (14265) 2006-03-21 7:54
this is SPLENDID. JUST splendid. I love this shot for the colors and the amazing exotic feel. Its sort of a cliche isnt it, but what a wonderful cliche this is. Perfectly composed by the textbook.
Baileys (667) 2006-03-21 8:50
Congratulations & thanks for sharing.
arnabchat (7233) 2006-03-21 8:57
simple gorgeous! love this gigantic post. colors and light wonderful. too good to forget soon.
olopez (4959) 2006-03-21 9:00
Wow, that's great!
An idyllic moment very well capturated.
I like the dunes shapes and shadows, good colors too.
Perhaps for jpg compression there are noise, especially at the top.
A place to come back, you' are right.
Modacolor51 (1309) 2006-03-21 9:52
Excelente Schuß und Reflexion. Der Compo sind sehr gut und sharpenes auch. Große Idee guter Job Respekt.
vıele grüsse von türkei.
Keitht (1300) 2006-03-21 10:19
Great composition! The scale of the dunes are made very clear by the small size of the camels. The lighting is fabulous and turns the desert into an orange sea.
Cormac (26563) 2006-03-21 10:49
Stunning shot Lucie! This is a very strong composition, withe camel train making a perfect subject in front of that incredible sea of sand. The telephoto compression makes it really appear that they are in an ocean of sand, with the dunes appearing as waves. Great lighting, and I like the framing which cuts out the sky. Beautiful!
deano (178) 2006-03-21 11:00
Hi Lucie, excellent shot. The colours, the pattern of the dunes and the camel train below all add to a perfect shot. Well done and TFS.
marietom (34609) 2006-03-21 11:08
quelle merveille, que cette caravane qui passe dans l'immensité de ce paysage !
quetzal (3467) 2006-03-21 12:08
Magnifique paysage de dunes avec des couleurs orangées dégradées. Et extraordinaire présence vivante constituée de cette caravane soulevant le sable sous les sabots. Très beau cliché.
talikf (1290) 2006-03-21 13:10
Hi Lucie, I love this picture, it is gorgeous! It's the first time I see your gallery and I really like it, I think you have done a great job. Keep on! Tali
Kirych (2703) 2006-03-21 13:17
Escellent composition with caravan! Wonderful sand texture and different light.
Good big panorama.
Best regards. Tanya.
CHInCu_TTHP (34) 2006-03-21 13:49
Stunning color tone and contrast, magnificient landscape and amazing pattern of this sand dunes capturing. Perfect composition.
Many thanks for sharing with us.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-03-21 16:17
ANother great view,
the inmensity of it all is mind bloggling,
its really greatly captured.
BrianGraney (1738) 2006-03-21 17:41
I can't add to what has already been said.
This is a classic desert view and simply gorgeous!
mmdon573 (512) 2006-03-22 1:47
I wish if I would be there.
Dakota55 (392) 2006-03-22 1:49
Fantasic colour and texture. Great composition. This is a realy amazing shot!
droonsta (423) 2006-03-22 1:54
excellent photo.. great subject matter must of takena while to get the right moment of the camels walking by... great detail of layers A++++ excellent photo
elihesamian (26149) 2006-03-22 4:05
Congratulation on your great 100th post in TE,very nice again Lucie,
an excellent colors and shapes and very well captured with a great composition,unique indeed,nicely done,Thanks for sharing,
(are you Ok?!:)...I'm waiting for your email,...)
centurion (0) 2006-03-22 5:16
Wonderful photo Lucie, absolutly amazing and magic.
eleparc (24063) 2006-03-22 9:22
beautiful shot again from these merzouga sand dunes.. the light captured is superb! slightly too grainy for me but it is only a minor flaw
igor_wo (191) 2006-03-24 13:43
great shot,,, Don't have word for it to say how beautiful I think it is.
thanks for sharing
smash2707 (3320) 2006-03-24 16:09
Beautiful composition. The waves of the sand are beautiful and the shadows they form are just stunning. This place looks really vast with the people in the front. Regards, Yvonne
dsolarov (422) 2006-03-26 19:49
This is one of the most beautiful desert photos I've seen. You made it in the right moment to capture this wonderful light that outlines dunes so well. Excellent composition. Bravo!!!
jammer79 (2722) 2006-03-26 20:50
WOW! Nothing needs to be said!
Congrats to this perfect shot!
Xalkida (11744) 2006-04-01 5:13
Another 2 points for this outstanding shot! Great exposure, very fine colors and sharpness! A diamond!
jluca (10377) 2006-04-04 17:56
nothing more to say that this picture is perfect : dunes and camels are making it splendid !
take (39) 2006-04-13 22:54
It is a very beautiful photograph.
A selling color is beautiful.
People's position is also good. I like this photograph.
jafadabret (56501) 2006-04-14 4:51
Lucie, j'aime l'importance donnée au désert dans la photo, les hommes, même en caravane, paraissent insignifiants. Belle leçon !
Les couleurs et les courbes sont absolument superbes. Excellent !
mammad (3558) 2006-04-17 9:47
Ilove your shot!
A great combination of technique and artistry is demonstrated in your photo.
Light ,color and contrast are well balanced and the only word that I could use to describe your pic is :PERFECT.
thanks for sharing
stranger (726) 2006-04-17 15:19
Cant say much cause I can't describe the beauty you have captured, You're the godess of Dunes... Thanks Muhamad that let me know about you ...
partha (14020) 2006-04-23 7:53
Oh,ho what a great composed shot. The waves of the sands give a tree dimentional look to the photograph.
asival (5305) 2006-04-30 10:48
Again a great shoot, one of many..
Graet composition with superb colors and POV
mkawalec (544) 2006-05-06 23:48
It does look like the sea. I would love to hang it on a wall in my apartment. Makes me calm.
patriik (1935) 2006-05-09 17:13
This is fantastic like most of your photographs!
You`re added to favorites ;-)
bend1k (934) 2006-05-16 5:03
Lucie, golden perfect composition. thanks for sharing
jone (3231) 2006-05-18 6:38
great composition, beautiful colours.
balatrek (7455) 2006-05-27 5:39
Una imagen espectacular, has logrado una composición realmente buena, nos das la posibilidad de observar una fotografía llena de belleza, el único pequeño fallo es el exceso de ruido en la arena, buen trabajo.
Merou (4726) 2006-08-07 14:57
Thank you for sharing this photo. Excellent POV and the light is faboulous
ruisc_pt (10892) 2006-08-20 11:21
Well I've ben in Tunisia,,, and I felt the same..
pady (4800) 2006-08-23 15:35
It's one of your best shot.
Nice color, good composition with this caravan in the foreground.
It's a neverending landscape.
HIRAKZ (168) 2006-09-03 1:26
Just fantastic. I am mesmerized and humbled by the beauty of this shot. I do not have words to express my overwhelming love for this photograph, adding it to my favorite photographs.
bigric (2873) 2006-09-03 1:47
Wow how lucky for you to be thier and gives us such a great aspect of the desert. TFS Richard.
msanaei (131) 2006-10-01 3:43
Wooow, realy beautiful, what a soothing shot :)
VladaM (1536) 2006-10-25 8:59
Herquin (7751) 2006-11-08 14:20
A la manière de Yann arthus-Bertrand .
kaptan (1444) 2006-12-22 16:13
Viera (948) 2006-12-24 3:45
this photo is perfect from every side.
I like it very much.Immense sand dunes are
amazing,they seem to be from another planet.
jamesraj (32) 2006-12-24 10:20
excellent shot .. congratulations
keribar (43841) 2006-12-24 10:55
A picture that is worth a million !
I've been to Merzouga, but one has to be extremely lucky to find a small caravan, with a background of dunes at when the sun is rising. Everywthing works well, the golden hue, the place, the background, and the elongated shadows.
Looks as if out of a great movie.
Merry X Mas and Happy New Year - Izzet
gulliver (1646) 2007-02-12 5:43
tremendous shot Lucie. Really nice!! Thanks
sedaeristurk (457) 2007-02-12 5:45
Brilliant!!Congratulations and TFS. Seda
ephemere33 (9743) 2007-02-12 7:30
magnifique prise de vue, j'adore, les couleurs sont chaudes, on sent la chaleur sur ses epaules en admirant cette photo, un endroit que je vais bientot visiter, a l'infini ces petites vaguelettes formees par le vent ...tres beau travail...merci, amicalement bi
thaprem (2558) 2007-02-12 11:48
What strikes here the enormity of nature over men in overpowering colour of the sand dune...Limiting the things.
Aeroby (232) 2007-02-12 16:32
Waoouu !! what a picture ! So powerful...
A very great photo. Bravo !
The ambience of Lawrence ;-)
zumoduvas (2069) 2007-02-12 19:35
Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.
Jason_teale (717) 2007-02-12 20:22
this is a truly profession level shot! The composition is perfect. This is something that I would see in a travel magazine! Amazing! Great work!
AdrienneClaire (722) 2007-02-12 21:26
Incredible horizon composition. The color is outstanding. I think the noise reduction in the workshop helps it alot. So amazing! Stunning photo.
Shilpa (71) 2007-04-10 4:50
waseemkhan (1099) 2007-04-10 5:06
I love this photo....
Excellent one, the framing is outstanding to show dunes curvy graphism and provide a sensation of immensity, it makes the human caravan even tinier than it actually is and a pleasant warmth radiates from the whole view......
with many love of your photographery......
bayugly (674) 2007-04-16 8:06
xkolba (596) 2007-06-09 12:06
Hi Lucie, I look your gallery first time and I'm amazed what splendid pictures are here! I saw many pictures of dunes but this is really perfect. Desert seems to burn, excellent strong colors, contrasts and beautiful shapes of dunes.
I added this photo to my favorites, and your all gallery too.
Thanks for so much splendid pictures from world!
blaberus (0) 2007-06-19 10:06
Fantastic! They seem as if they got lost; so I think I am, in this photo. Walking on such a place when your shadow is far in front of you...
dilane (861) 2007-06-25 11:14
Quelle magnifique photo ! Beautiful colours. SUPERBE !
Wittmann (168) 2007-07-13 2:46
WOW!Wonderful photo. The colors are great.
Best regards. Tomek
Aliine (2663) 2007-07-19 3:02
Waouw beautiful shot!
Amazing dunes and shadows.
Excellent compo and framing.
miketelemark (2785) 2007-07-20 13:17
Wow!!!! This is stunning! What an absolutely amazing image. Spectacular work!
Seb82 (2467) 2007-08-09 7:06
je parcours avec grand plaisir ta galerie , tu fais des photos trés variées et nombreuses et c'est agreable a regarder
pour celle ci la perspective des nombreuses dunes et trés belle et le premier plan est trés bon avec toujours ces dromadaires qu'on voit sur toutes les photos et qui vont si bien avec leur environnement
Neanmoins la photo a un peu de grain je trouve peut étre en compressant le fichier
Bravo c'est de toute facon une photo trés reussi..
rdiaz80 (319) 2007-08-12 6:50
I would like to get this photo printed and hanged on my wall right away!!! Perfect!
coco (30439) 2007-12-04 7:38
The dunes, the people and its animals and the light make the photo. And this is an amazing photo.
Thanks for sharing.
Eleftherna (37) 2008-03-20 4:29
Just a great shot..
kasy1 (1165) 2008-05-11 1:52
tanthainium (24) 2008-06-05 9:29
Beautiful color tone, excellent composition. You make me love Nikon more.
Vagabond (5848) 2008-11-15 10:46
Excellent picture. Well captured scenery as well as the tiny group of riders, lost in the big desert.
npecanhuk (70836) 2009-02-04 0:19
That's a fantastic desert view!
A simple but pretty effective composition that really passes us the idea of being at desertland, with superb colors, balance of light and shade creating magnificent graphical shapes! An outstanding photo job, that's for sure! I really like it! TFS - congratulations!
grigand (19747) 2009-07-26 1:29
Light, colors, compo ... all perfect !
jbweasle (9393) 2011-03-11 16:03
Hi Lucinka - this really is my kind of photo. Composition is superb with the camels occupying the bottom right corner and the dunes behind, rippling into the distance like a vast sea. And that colour - wow!
svefay (808) 2011-05-01 11:09
tober (8797) 2011-07-24 4:37
Hi Lucie, just noticed this impressive composition by checking "Featured Photos" section of the main page. With my very delayed congratulations, Tolga
ackovr (31) 2013-04-22 4:53
jabber (323) 2013-05-24 11:22
very good composition
thanks for share
onphoto (1253) 2013-10-12 23:53
This image should be sent to the Morocco tourism ministry! Its like a postal card! Great capture with nice and warm colors.
- Copyright: Lucie CzNLUkKw (lucinka) (9976)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-03-27
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 70, 18-70mm DX f/3Nikkor
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): David's Things To Do, My favorite images of you, perfect frame, trekks' favorites 1, My favorite photos (15) (Gatti Matti), mes favorites (1), Artistic Images on TE, Kasia's Favourites 9 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-21 5:22
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