Dunes, dunes and more dunes is what you see when you stand at the limit of an oasis. Think that you could walk out there and not see anything else than giants piles of sand shaped by the wind for hundreds of kilometers. Immensity...
By the way, if the Desert had to take a human appearance, would it choose to be a woman or a man? And don't let the picture influence your answer :))
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laurenz (249) 2005-01-14 13:56
Fascinating structures - I would have cropped out the small dark area in the lower left though - it is a bit distracting in my opinion.
PS: I would have called this one "erotic desert"... ;-)
Amandine (1072) 2005-01-14 14:04
manifiques courbes sensuelles, très bonne perspective et très bon contraste. Bravo
JmRipoll (10) 2005-01-14 14:06
Una fotografia muy bella. Anque me sobre el aguero del primer plano. El color y el encuadre me parecen muy acertados y sugerentes
yanar (295) 2005-01-14 14:15
This is an eye catcher Nicolas. Beautiful curves and "fingerprints". I'd definitely think it would choose to be a woman :)
sengir (4956) 2005-01-14 14:15
very nice, but I'm afraid that it will be soon taken down as it conflicts with "no nudity" policy :)))
bantonbuju (51771) 2005-01-14 14:18
neves seen such dunes before; an awesome shot revealing interesting structures; very good framing
lestans (17084) 2005-01-14 15:18
Beautiful, abstract landscape! I would like to see this place.
Durius (1288) 2005-01-14 15:54
Magnificient color, very nice capture.
vapours (8264) 2005-01-14 15:59
Love the texture and different patterns in the sand. The shades of colour are also great. Well done.
JennHen (498) 2005-01-14 17:09
Very seductive shot. I think it would be even better if you would clone out the dark spot in lower left corner. Desert as man or woman?? Hmmm, I think woman, due to the soft shapes and soft feel, and a quietness... until a strong wind blows! -Jenn
bebel (7580) 2005-01-14 18:12
sur la vignette j'ai pensé à autre chose... très érotique ces courbes des dunes... (ça rappelle aussi un parfum) la luminosité et le piqué sont excellents.
tomaszmarcinek (1507) 2005-01-14 18:55
Awsome view, a breathtaking perspective of infinite sands. The warm colour adds to the atmosphere and, yes, womanish associacions come to play (good Note!). Tom
RegisMinot (1541) 2005-01-14 19:16
Beautiful graphism created by these dunes. It has very sensual curves, looking like skin at first glance. Then comes another view: digital prints.
bharat (474) 2005-01-15 0:47
Beautiful dessertscape.... loved smooth lines.
SoupDragon (652) 2005-01-21 5:35
Fantastic shot full of detail. the "fingerprints" mentioned by Yanar are a great feature.
Compsition is really nice and very misleading - love it.
pedros (328) 2005-03-16 2:34
I vote for a woman!
I liked your picture very much, the colors are amazing, and you managed to show how giant and infinit this desert is.
donluicu (24718) 2005-03-30 15:58
merci pour cette superbe paire de fesses...lol
Valentia (1522) 2005-08-21 13:29
Hey!! No nudity allowed on TE ;-)
Excellent shot and as has been mentioned already very sensual sand. Beautiful lighting, framing and colour.
RandomCameraGuy (3069) 2005-09-13 21:02
Whoa. That is some sexy-fied sand! I'd crop out the unsightly spot in the bottom left, but other than that the shot is well seen, nicely composed, and pleasingly surreal.
Albrecht (11281) 2005-09-16 2:32
beautiful sight and soft skin; almost human....I love the colours and compo and DOF. Well done.
< greetings Albrecht >
no more smiles today....
karmabreeze (88) 2005-09-20 13:25
Very sensuous in its curves, but how do we know that it's immense as the title suggests when there's nothing in the photo to give it scale?
Edvin (76) 2005-09-20 13:33
this is exellent photo.Maybe different coloure border and a crop .... I love it.
ags84 (100) 2005-09-20 16:09
I have no comments to this picture just truly amazing......................
dsidwell (9771) 2005-10-03 8:07
This is very engaging and effective, Nicolas. It's a featured photo today on the TE home page! I'm glad, for now I'm able to find it and see it. Certainly nature takes the form of woman when it has a choice! Lovely use of light and shadow to define these features.
stat (2878) 2005-10-03 8:15
Very good smooth lines, like womans body.
I like your photo and i was tried a WS.
Sorry about for these changes...!! :-)
Claudius (12) 2005-10-06 5:52
Très beau, très sensuel. Merci pour cette photo.
doitashimashite (0) 2005-10-20 10:21
Beautiful picture (though I would have cropped out the dark detail in the bottom left corner).
Answer to your question: definitely female!
cessy (13647) 2005-10-20 10:39
very sexy dunes !!
excellent capture, Nicolas
the curves, the light and shadow are marvelous
Motrem (2392) 2005-10-29 21:42
Très belle photo où l'oeil averti a découvert les angles et les formes de ces dunes. Belle composition et excellentes couleurs.
Vagabond (5848) 2005-10-30 15:12
Very good and original picture. Excellent and humoristic composition ..
speedyturtle (115) 2005-10-30 15:44
Luckily, this one and "backbone of a desert" are today's featured photos otherwise I may have missed these superb images. You should start a theme called "anatomy of a desert". They are exceptional images (but I do agree with laurenz about cropping out the small dark area in the lower left. Or cloning it out may be better). Congratulations.
marjan (6279) 2005-11-16 5:25
fantastic photo. Without small hole down lef can be better.
photovolos (931) 2005-11-25 13:07
Hi Nikolas.Excuse me for not speaking English well.
I want to write something for this photografy.
The landscape is fantastic.The photo is simple,
monochrome,but very strong...Something i remember
Nina (4965) 2005-11-25 13:09
Beautiful photograph Nicholas, but I guess you got that message already! :)I think the workshop by yanar that removes the "blemish" makes this one just perfect for me.
MOULIGVC (371) 2005-11-30 14:20
excellent ...makes people to imagine in different ways..keep it up
BlaiseCendrars (0) 2005-12-14 16:01
Brilliant and artistic Nicolas!
fadingstar78 (420) 2005-12-15 14:11
this is awesome. amazing pic. where did you take it from?
jsec (2122) 2005-12-20 22:08
Very good composition.
MLINES (12516) 2005-12-20 22:43
What a terrific photo. Well captured.
Maybe to improve it slightly recrop the little dark area at front left.
philip78ro (743) 2006-02-24 6:43
yea, looks like a woman but !
zapady (282) 2006-02-24 6:55
Klapaucius (623) 2006-02-27 3:56
It looks like an arse!!! A really nice one too...
:p Other than that - nice framing, good POV, well focussed, and a great interesting subject.
Dakota55 (392) 2006-03-04 2:26
Great shot, lovely textures and good color, I just find the border a bit strong.
mrbialy (2568) 2006-03-12 18:55
Good eye, good idea- to be honest with you that picture looks much better when we are watching small size because small size looks on the begining like.........., . To me is really wondering how many people viewied your picture? Isn't it? Maybe because on the begining looks like .....? Maybe? Who knows? Where is the board between art and ...? Anyway, original and very good eye about composition.
ronrada (87) 2006-04-05 22:02
very sensual...you have an eye for natural beauty...great composition, great color, warm & sexy :p
Fobi1 (47) 2006-05-13 3:22
Imprésionnante écriture du vent, jolies textures, trés belles photos apaisantes mais qui nous ouvre devant une inquiétante immensité... Fobi1
HIRAKZ (168) 2006-05-23 12:39
An authentic composition
ajinder (37) 2006-06-02 22:19
Very good shot great imagination.
olirey (193) 2006-06-02 22:57
Very nice view, that will excite the male imagination or provoke hallucinations. The games of light and shadow are very interesting. The colors are very warm too.
SMSOHAIL (348) 2006-07-26 14:31
binita (464) 2006-08-24 4:17
oh what a picture. you have nicely captured each and every strand.
nikkN6 (328) 2006-09-24 18:38
great photo! its one of my dreams to walk on place like that, in the dessert! very warm pic!
sebcz (2345) 2006-10-29 3:39
Yes, I agree, I immediately thought it looks like a place where the human's back ends ? :)
gregsk (800) 2007-01-30 3:29
wow, fascinating structures
Leoness (118) 2007-02-05 8:09
answer is: MAN
really funny picture :-)
ruisc_pt (10525) 2007-02-06 10:19
This is what look like?.. or look like it is...?
Nice question better image,..
livinitout (942) 2007-02-06 10:20
Fantastic shot. Very fluent and smooth. The colours are great and the frame you added complements the composition very well. As to your query...hm..the appearance is feminine in it's round shapes and the tomnes are those of skin. That's the simplest answer, but i guess many other interpretations could be used here.
Theana (623) 2007-03-15 12:22
In German the word desert ("Wüste") is female, so I can't imagine it to choose to be a man ;) I like this photograph a lot, very nice symmetry and it almost looks a bit unreal...
gannu (81) 2007-03-26 8:08
Great simply amazing and you just simply imagine whether it is male or ???
ilghiz (708) 2007-03-29 9:46
I hadn't read your notes when I saw the thumbnmail and it made me think of women... I think desert is a hot, passionate woman. This is obviously your pic's influence... In Russian the word "pustinia" (desert) is feminine, so the desert is viewed as a woman... Moreover, the dunes have more female shapes than male, I think.
Now technical part. The compo's beautiful, the lines are wonderful (who doubts?) and I like the frame: if there ewre no frame the picture would fade into the site's background color. I love to see the "fingerprints" of the desert...
Enidlareg (2317) 2007-05-10 15:33
he bien, c'est difficile de choisir : homme ou femme...en tout cas, c'est rond et ça fait furieusement penser au corps humain!!
Cette photo permet aussi de dire que le desert est rond, accueillant et tellement séduisant...
très belle photo et jolies couleurs, excellent cadrage
evasion (141) 2007-05-28 9:09
chaude photo ! belles couleurs douces
cfreire (11741) 2007-08-11 9:38
Good eye ... excelent PDV and good framed.
Daniel_89 (65) 2007-09-19 23:11
Wonderful Picture! Keep up the good work!
corsicastorm (3224) 2007-10-30 13:24
Stupefiant!! vraiment belles ces fesses...
bluebubble (290) 2007-10-30 13:32
J'aime bien la manière dont tu nous proposes cet épiderme désertique, tout en courbes féminines et maternelles...
Quant à la dominance masculine ou féminine du désert, j'attends de me rendre dans l'Adrar en fin d'année pour te répondre :-)
bend1k (934) 2007-11-23 4:05
looks like the butt of a lady. great composition
bennyfunky (795) 2008-01-02 18:28
Magnifique et très sensuel, on dirait vraiment les courbes d'une très belle femme. As tu eu la même vision lors de la prise de vue ?
aqmengal (108) 2008-01-19 22:00
I like it....
mikele_pl (2400) 2008-03-03 5:52
It is a very intriguing picture indeed...
LEA (4984) 2008-03-03 6:02
This desert looks very sexy ! Great picture.
yoyostribe (172) 2008-04-22 21:12
nice landscape, thought its was part of a womans body
microdas (113) 2008-06-09 6:34
The ripples and the shades indeed add an almost erotic element to the picture. Though you could have cropped out some uninteresting portion at the top of the frame.
tanthainium (24) 2008-06-15 6:26
Feel so soft and gentle with the color. Nice shape of picture. cheers!!
sweet_universe (1697) 2008-06-19 4:17
What a sensual shot ;-)
Perfect pov, colors and sharpness!
marine-coeur (768) 2008-06-20 4:53
Indeed immensity of mother-land will be for EVER, excellent graphic patterNs of our nature, amazing picture NICOLAS!!
azizbilgili (2111) 2008-10-10 2:06
Beautiful, abstract landscape, fantastic shot full of detail.
hzangi (15) 2009-03-26 23:50
cknara (556) 2009-05-24 23:54
Good one.Composition,by showing the selective portion is very nice.
flatwin (2181) 2009-06-05 2:14
superbe prise de vue des dunes avec une bonne maitrise de la lumière
coco (30439) 2009-07-26 7:25
Impressive view and composition. The place is wonderful too and I love the light of the photo.
LondonBoy (1321) 2009-10-10 2:48
Perfect "Bum", erotic indeed.
tmsfan (80) 2010-02-15 16:21
Hello, I really like the detail of the dunes in this photo. The gradual shadow in the center of the frame is very appealing.
My vote would be female...
sittipong (251) 2010-10-05 9:24
Very beautiful sand dune.
lilito (3470) 2010-12-08 1:39
Tu as "volé" cette image aux comptes des mille et une nuits? Quelle belle prise! Felicitations, la texture du sable, la couleur, la lumières, tout est excellent!
jabber (323) 2013-06-16 23:38
- Copyright: Nicolas Leduey (sykonico) (783)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-12-29
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Minolta Dynax 500si, 28 - 200mm, Kodak EktachromeE200
- Exposure: f/22
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Deserts of sand, Science Fiction Landscapes, Desert, Natural patterns, Dune In Sahara, Deserts, Photo's to remember [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-01-14 13:47
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