I am about to leave for another middle east adventure, this time to Yemen. I’ve chosen this photo as Iran and Yemen are connected for me. When I was deciding last year where to go for spring holiday I really wanted to visit Yemen, however due to its not very popular reputation and possible kidnapping I didn’t feel really comfortable. Iran was always high on my list and I’ve chosen to go there instead (some people would wonder if it was actually safer option).
As I live in middle east now, my view on middle east and its security and safety has changed, so even it is bit out of my comfort zone, I have made the decision to visit Yemen. I truly cannot wait and I hope I will have plenty of fantastic photos to share with you.
As this is my last post in 2007, I would like to wish you all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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anes_lc (14968) 2007-12-19 5:20
just like always in your gallery a spectacular view:)
congratulation ,the soft colors make me dream to such landscape
wish you Merry Christmas also
ozpaul (288) 2007-12-19 5:25
Yes Merry Christmas and good travelling to you too Lucie. May many more drama filled photos leave your camera! This one is a little surreal I think. Those figures appear as in a dream. Not quite real in a "melting" landscape. Regards Paul
medio (466) 2007-12-19 5:28
Incredible making is very good, that these dimensions are dunes!! A frame and an excellent approach, beautiful picture.
aadilj (18102) 2007-12-19 5:31
I like the way they twist and turn and those colours are magnificent. The two people also highlight the size of these dunes. great composition
snowfalken (1116) 2007-12-19 6:02
This is so beautiful! And the square format fits your composition very well. I love the fact that you included some people in the picture. It gives us a sens of the size of those sand dunes. The wonderful light created great prolonged shadows. Well done! Thank you!
With Friendly Regards,
Framboisilla (5277) 2007-12-19 6:25
Beautiful place in the desert, the shadows give nice contrasts... I like your choice of square format !
Floydian (30970) 2007-12-19 6:37
Lady of the desert, that's what you are. Your fascination to the sand and the play with light is truly wonderful in how you capture this with your own pair of eyes. Here the shadows and the two people below make the extra these kind of images need...beautiful.
Take care in Yemen, be careful..!!!
brandstaetter (15915) 2007-12-19 7:04
the persons in the foreground are perfect to have an idea about the scale of the dunes. Thanks also for the note, it´s also my opinion. We are influenced by media, but we should count on the friendly, hospitable and helping people in these countries.
Have a nice Xmas and a wonderful trip !
ayansadhu (1502) 2007-12-19 7:21
Good colors, nice composition and curves too...
indraajeet (1910) 2007-12-19 7:37
excellent. that's all i can say
Cormac (26563) 2007-12-19 7:53
Wow, beautiful shot Lucie! The dunes have such a smooth texture to them, it makes them very seductive! Great lighting shows the shape of the dunes very well, and of course the people at the bottom of the frame add that all important human element. Excellent work, and Merry Christmas!
BlkDaffyDuck (385) 2007-12-19 7:56
Very graphical shot ! Colors, contrast and framing are very goot too.
The two people in the bottom of your picture give a good idea on the proportion of sand dunes.
Congratulation and thank for sharing !
Aline_N (3175) 2007-12-19 9:09
It is a so sharp, so simple, so clean picture ... The dunes, their colors, their shadows and the 2 little silhouettes remind me furiously paintings of Tanguy and Dali.
A space where everything could appear at any moment... and where the time has no limit.
jleveque (898) 2007-12-19 11:04
no words for your shot...the world is a great place but it looks even greater through your lens...
you're my favorite (Isa will be jealous maybe, Anes too and Flory, but what can I do?)
please take care in Yemen. Keep opening your eyes and our mind.
Enjoy your trip, and I wish you all the best for Christmas and New Year.
lucasgalodoido (21101) 2007-12-19 11:43
muito bonita essa captura das dunas, as cores ficaram boas assim como o forte contraste de fim de tarde. Uma maravilha!
Parabéns e Abraço!
Merou (4726) 2007-12-19 14:25
Happy New Year.
Beautiful shot. Continue to provide some dreams throught your photos
partha (14020) 2007-12-20 0:03
A great shot. I like the sweet curves and the light and shadow gives a very good effect.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-12-20 4:56
VBery nice landscape and beautifull composition including the human size. i didn't know they are so big dune in Iran.
Very nice post
PierreMorel (1172) 2007-12-20 9:08
What a beautiful exposure to keep those rich contrast. And the two persons give the scale of the dunes.
Mistral (15402) 2007-12-20 11:45
as usual your images are eye-catching and the strong contrast of the shadows on the sand designe pretty well the sweet curves of the dunes.
I wanted to wish you a wonderful trip to Yemen: it will catch your heart, I'm sure!
grigand (19673) 2007-12-20 13:58
A wonderful view ! Incredible desert ... light and colors of this dunes are spectacular, congratulation.
sacavem (18614) 2007-12-21 3:39
Olá Lucie CzNLUkKw,
It is a good capture of an interesting and beautiful place.
The colours of the sky and the colours of sand dunes are great.
Regards,Merry Christmas !
vincz (19113) 2007-12-21 12:03
Wow... this is so impressive. very warm colours, excellent composition with the 2 persons. great play with light and shadows. A beautiful image.
Signal-Womb (13048) 2007-12-31 13:42
A fantastic capture Lucie, your use of light and shade is spectacular (as always). Exposure is very well controlled here with no blown HL. I wish you a very happy New year and many great photo opportunities ahead. Warm Regards Steve.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-01-04 6:44
Fantastic desert picture with lovely colours. the shadows give nice contrasts. Very well chosen this big format
Best wishes for the new year
Tibo (1904) 2008-01-06 15:02
The Shadow on the dune are so sharp. This is a beautiful landscape. Happpy New Year!Tibo
jammer79 (2722) 2008-01-06 16:06
Great minimalistic feeling in this one, Lucie!!
I love the colours as well.
pawelx (11) 2008-01-07 3:24
Very interesting. I was in Iran quite recently, too, and saw the desert near Yazd - my experience wasn't nearly as colorful as yours, or, more likely, I simply failed to take such good photos of it. Nice composition and great colors.
jean11-3 (2799) 2008-01-07 9:30
I like the deep deep shadows in this desert scene; and the sand really glows with heat.Good to see the people for scale purposes.
Tfs, regards Jean.
sevy (15365) 2008-01-13 9:55
Thanks for your visit on my photo of Mauritania. I thinks it is the first time we met on TE.
To answer you, we have exchange some infos with Mistral before going in Mauritania, but we practice the travel each on his side. I will start again next to post my other photo of this interesting country.
As I see, you are also interested in the desert countries. I find this photo very graphical, playing nicely with the shapes of the curves and the shadow. Moreover the putting in the frame on the people gives the idea of the scale, but their are still remaining a detail of this landscape. It is something I like to practice also.
Hendrika (655) 2008-01-14 23:14
Those golden colour tones are just wonderful.
Amazing how there is one tiny ridge with grasses growing on it. Good idea to include those people to have a sense of dimensions.
Love the square crop and presentation.
MLINES (12516) 2008-01-27 15:46
Hi Lucie. I like the sharp edges you have captured well and the glorious earthy colours. It has an immediate impact. Also i think you are brave to be in Yemen. TFS. Murray.
Amirrezapakroo (453) 2010-02-03 23:54
Nice shot with perfect composition
- Copyright: Lucie CzNLUkKw (lucinka) (9976)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-15
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 350D Digital Rebel XT, Sigma 18-200 f3.5/6.3
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Iran' deserts : Dasht-e Kavir, Deserts, mon homage à l'Orient [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-12-19 5:17
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