Photographer's Note

While in Morocco, we went to the edge of the Sahara for a couple of days. The hotel offered an overnight trip into the Erg Chebbi dunes by camel, staying in a bedouin tent that the hotel had set up there. This picture is taken inside that tent, where our Bedouin guide / camel driver / cook was sitting contemplating a candle. Actually, since we had no language in common other than his minimal French, I have no idea what he was thinking as he sat there. But it made a good picture.

It would be more accurate to say it made a difficult picture. I can't even begin to list all the tools I've tried to use on it to bring out a usable image, but basically I did a lot of brush work, some noise reduction, and cropping. There's probably more I could try; suggestions welcome. It's mainly that I am so intrigued by the image - a combination of two of my favorite ideas: minimalism and chiaroscuro - that I felt the time had come to show it.

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