Thar Desert has a unique beauty all its own and I have grown to love it. The scorching heat of the sun shining right above the sands, vast tracts of land with just sand all around with an occasion interruption of rippling sand dunes, where the life-giver water is scarce and the only vegetation generally found are the thorny bushes marks the landscape of this desert.
With this photo I would like to share just a small portion of this magical and mystical region. The desert often invokes images of a vast expanse, a timeless space of beauty and many come to the desert to witness natures spectacle at its finest. The places where life clings and thrives, sometimes for only days, other times for centuries.
Hopefully the inspirations which reflect and reveal the wonders of the desert spark your imagination...
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dta (56746) 2011-12-28 5:35
Hello Abmdsudi ,
Usually , we try to show the desert without any human presence , or only one , providing some contrast . Here , thsi is a very original view , with all the foot steps on the sand . Like the composition , too , wit the people in the far , and the cars parked and the track in the corner . The light is superb .
Well done .
Yiannis84 (2824) 2011-12-28 6:35
Amazing foto with very nice light management, colors and sharpness
gildasjan (39558) 2011-12-28 6:44
Oui c'est vraiment beau le désert lorsque la lumière est bien orientée créant ici de bons volumes au premier plan.
Bonne fin d'année
Keitht (1286) 2011-12-28 7:03
Great detail captured in the sand thanks to the low angle of the sun. What amuses me is the that most desert landscapes show pristine sand dunes with little or no evidence of man. These look to have been trampled all over! We get everywhere.
holmertz (31340) 2011-12-28 7:19
Deserts certainly are fascinating and have a strange beauty. I like the ripples of the sand created by the wind, and the footprints. I also like the sight of two persons on the horizon and the neatly parked cars below the hill. The dark sky contrasts nicely with the yellow sand.
bema (26179) 2011-12-28 7:37
Hi dear Abmdsudi,
a very effective pov to show us this indeed beautiful landscape.. like a lot the golden sand of the desert..
the foot steps are cleverly connected into this splendid picture!
thanks for sharing, with my best wishes for a happy and healthy new year 2012!
jlbrthnn (79789) 2011-12-28 8:19
The desert is certainly very beautiful, but cars and footprints, show that the desertification is relative;) the light and the colors are pleasant. Bravo.
Have a nice day. Meilleurs Voeux de Bonne Année 2012!
jemaflor (74108) 2011-12-28 9:45
Nice light effect on the fg with these prints, great depth and good scale for the landscape with the tiny people on the dune, tfs.
tusharkmandal (3149) 2011-12-28 10:33
Its seems you have really made some very beautiful photos in my country. I will have a look at all of them gradually.
A beautiful sand desert. I only find the jeeps a bit distracting.
Wanda1 (14402) 2011-12-28 10:42
What I like most here is the introduction into your photo by the great textures of the footprints on the sand, and we follow them up until the person at the tip of the hill. Nice to see the context of size by including the cars which seem so small in comparison to the dune.
CLODO (26472) 2011-12-28 11:32
This is not a desert if we look at the numerous feet traces in the sand! Good low POV to emphasis this situation, with the 4 at the background.
Fis2 (77022) 2011-12-28 12:59
A very curious place.
Gopod frame, colors and light.
Very impressive picture.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-12-28 13:33
great atmosphere, the composition is very spectacular I like the graphic details and the depth of the photo, beautiful shot, TFS! Happy New Year to you and your family!
vasilpro (40563) 2011-12-28 14:51
Wonderful composition, excellent low POV and DOF, lovely warm light and color tones, very good clarity and sharpness, very nice framework, TfS!
Happy New Year to you and your family, Vasilis.
mauro61 (52545) 2011-12-28 14:54
come dicevo nel commento precedente il gioco di luci e ombre è fondamentale per la riuscita della foto.
paololg (31446) 2011-12-28 14:58
Ciao dear Abmdsudi,
beautiful and meaningful image of the desert, original and creative, but above all captured with excellent photo quality. A really nice scene, characterized by good sharpness, especially in the FG. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice end of 2011 and a wonderful 2012!
bukitgolfb301 (32668) 2011-12-28 19:29
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH, apa kabar?
Sorry for my late reactioon as I was away for several days for business trip.
This is another great work well taken by best panfocus framework via wide focus appraoch. Nice presentation for rough desert.
Thanks for sharing with your nice work and have a good day!
Takero from sunny but cold Tokyo
emka (64182) 2011-12-28 23:57
I was also on the Thar desert camel safari but near jaisalmer. To spend the night on the dunes under starry sky was wonderfu, although not specially comfortable. Nice view but better would be not to show cars under the dune. Super view anyway.
All the best in 2012
bayno (18338) 2011-12-29 1:26
Hi Abmdsudi, I really like the low POV and framing on two different levels, the sand creates a nice texture and beautiful game of the shadows, even the footprints are an important part of this composition, as always a good exposure with a great depth, human presence and the jeep in the FG give us the proportions and make the scene more beautiful, I wish you a happy 2012 to you and your dear, Valter
dkmurphys (42567) 2011-12-29 5:15
Another masterpiece from you. I like the footsteps on the sand and the heavy atmosphere. It's like we see in the movies on Mars.
Good work, have a Happy New Year!
TopGeo (38080) 2011-12-29 5:31
Hello Abmdsudi,Great daily life scene, great 'low' POV, very good framing and composition! Excellent perspective! Great light management, excellent choice step by step go! Good framing and viewpoint, excellent clarity and rich colors. Well done Goog Luck
Graal (92174) 2011-12-29 10:46
amazing desert landscape. Good composition, fine idea and realize. I like the post processing also.
Happy New Year 2012!
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-12-29 19:28
Another nice shot from your gallery, this time an image of the desert in India. The footprints look like artwork in the sand. The textures and colors are superb. By including 2 people and a few vehicles, you have shown some life here.
Have a great new year.
jhm (128073) 2011-12-30 3:29
Deserts certainly are fascinating and have a strange beauty.
What amuses me is the that most desert landscapes show pristine sand dunes with little or no evidence of man
Very well done, TFS
All the best in 2012,
macjake (45588) 2011-12-30 4:39
when we think of India, dessert does not usually come into mind, so this is a special photo just for that reason alone.
Not sure how you accomplished the dark tones, maybe extra contrast or elevating the mid-tones...not sure, but it surely has a strong visual impact that enhances the scene.
the vehicles and people give size perspective...lots to like here
Happy New Year
Glint (5919) 2011-12-30 5:20
I like your innotive approach to photographing the desert. Photographing what you see, rather than our idea of what we ought to see (or not see).So here we havemodern footwear footprints and modern vehicles.Your low pov allows us to enjoy the textures of sand and the prints in it.Beutifully composed with ven a man atop the dune at the thirds point. Nicelight and sharpness.
best regards and best wishes for the New Year,
Nard (6915) 2011-12-30 8:32
What I particularly like in this picture it is your choice of POV and the tracks of shoes in the foreground. The size seems so big regarding the rest of the landscape, that gives a nice effect.
Wish you the best or 2012
sacimar (25969) 2011-12-30 8:39
great image of this beautiful desert, I like your idea, and the presentation, the angle you chose is good and the result very attractive, well seen,
janusz2054 (306) 2011-12-30 9:14
Hello Abmdsudi ,
Splendid shot desert landscape .
Perfect work and composition.
Happy New Year to you and your family.
Cricri (92249) 2011-12-30 10:35
Ses pas sur le sable si bien rendu qui nous guide vers la personne sur le haut est tout simplement fantastique, j'aime les couleurs et la composition
Bonne année 2012 a vous ainsi qu'a votre famille
SWEETFREEDOM (19932) 2011-12-30 23:54
interesting view, i like all the shapes of these dunes.
fine colors too
happy new year
danos (78134) 2011-12-31 0:31
nice the view of the footsteps on the sand with the 4X4 to waiting the visitors of the desert.I like the light and the colour management as the people λooking so tiny and creating scale in the image.
All the best and a Happy and Healthy New Year 2012,Danos
mkamionka (27089) 2012-01-02 1:17
very original capture from desert. I love sand dunes. You have used them well here to achieve an extraordinary effect. Wide view with a low perspective works very well here, I like the footprints and the cars parked further in the distance as well as the person on top of the dune.
Have a happy New Year!
kato (9556) 2012-01-02 2:16
Happy new year!
You catch well this desert scene by excellent tone/clarity and a good composition, so it's interesting to see ups and downs of a sand hill and thing like a footprint. It's effective for shadow/highlight of entire colors. And, the color contrast of the desert and the sky draws out an additional good mood.
I wish that this year will be happy year for you and your family.
siamesa (27461) 2012-01-03 9:27
Boa tarde Abmdsudi
This is a superb capture of the sands.Surely the desert is marvelous and you knew how to capture this beauty very well.
eldancer1 (20824) 2012-01-05 9:25
Looks like a lot of people is enjoying this beautiful desert. Good pov and it has a good dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors especially the sand. Very well done, tfs.
Angshu (52936) 2012-01-10 20:38
You created a picture of dunes witha difference thanks to you low POV with the footmarks prominent & big as the footprint on the moon. We understand the height at which you were standing given the tiny size of the cars below. Beautifully composed indeed. I also like the slice of sky whose colour contrasts with the warm colour tones of the sand
Charo (51208) 2012-01-13 12:25
Very curious this capture of the dunes full of tracks, or at least that's what it seems to me, though I have my doubts about what it is.
Great perspective and beautiful deep warm colors.
Vasa (16612) 2012-01-16 17:20
You create an original composition in a simple motif. I like very much the presence of human and symbolic human traces. Worth picture, dear friend!
siolaw (37642) 2012-03-07 22:38
Hi Abdmsudi and welcome back!
I somehow missed this one! I like the pov and framing showing big footsteps in the FG and tiny people in the background, thus giving a great sense of depth and distance.
Colour tones and textures are remarkable
jusninasirun (17146) 2012-03-15 1:45
I like how you have framed this. The tone and markings on the sand are in vivid details. The people on top of the frame make this picture. Beautiful light of this stunning shot.
Thanks and kind regards.
rabdelnoor (3421) 2012-03-23 21:12
Very impressive desert pattern, resulting in an impressive compostion. Great colours and light too.
foozi (7101) 2012-04-01 0:52
I have never been to the desert and the excitement can be felt here. The beauty too can be seen from your composition. The pattern on the sands are really special and the low and wide angle view display the story about desert very well.
The intense colour really drive dramatic and wonder of the composition.
Very excellently executed.
ourania (18704) 2012-11-30 9:23
a marvellous composition and view reflecting the contradictions that compose the identity of the desert in both a real and a metaphorical sense. I love how the view starts with the footprints and the grainy texture of the sand and gradually expands and stretches in an immense distance. We get some sense of scale by the people at the top of the frame and by the vans below. I also love the warm light and the play of shadows that allow us to read the recent traces on the sand. There's an intringuing mingling of fresh and older ones. Textures, chromatic tones and depth are captivating. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
Robert1969 (6650) 2012-12-02 1:15
The what lower position and the footsteps and the dimples in the sand creates a very nice depth and
leads the eys from the viewer to the person on
the background. Composition and light management
are also excellent and the dark sky fits very
adidas5nb (2911) 2013-04-30 20:09
i like the thought and the angle you have chosen to click this pic.nice pov.the shoe marks on the sand makes for a great viewing.nicely composed with the man standing and the cars serving as scale, and providing the extra element and details.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (32515)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-22
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX, Tokina 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/16, 1/80 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-28 5:21