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Desert Sunrise by AndyMumford Desert Sunrise by AndyMumford
Another shot from my recent trip to the Sahara.

I woke up at sunrise, walked out into the dunes (much easier to do sunrises in a nice warm place like this, than the cold mountains of Scotland or Italy of previous years).

I really expected clear skies and strong side light....I got neither. The sky was grey and overcast, obscuring the sun and diffusing the light. However, dunes interact with light in a completely different way to any landscape I've ever photographed, in direct light, they become almost red, in this diffuse overcast lighting, the oranges were really strong.

It was an amazing scene, the immensity of the desert is breath-taking...as is the heat and dryness.

I couldn't filter this shot without darkening the tops of the dunes, so it's a blend of 3 images. One for the foreground, one for the sky, and one for the sun.

See more shots from the Sahara and my Morocco trip on my blog
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DarkHunter1357 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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good work :)
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nemesisfixx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
The Desert is a place of reflection and self-discovery... This magnificent shot says it
This poem here shares my dream for a moment in one some day: poeticrealm.blogspot.com/2014/…
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D1S-GUST Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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StellarReaches Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Graceful, beautiful and dramatic. Thank you!
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MariaMurphyArt Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!
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bronzian Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. Can I use this for a photo manipulation? I will credit you.
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keum Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
ah maan so amazing!
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
:wave:.. Just to let you know you have been featured here ... [link]
I do hope you like it...:iconkimberely:
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McTalon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible shot! *Sigh* I really wish I was in a desert right now... winter here in Upstate New York isn't exactly mild.
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voyagernoel66 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Wonderful, amazing.... great shot!
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Dav31d Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful shot!! Your image was used here [link]
Thanks for the image :)
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papatheo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great work Andy... you are always an inspiration!!!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Thanks a lot :-)
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papatheo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
:) My pleasure!!!
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Featured [link]
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Thanks a lot :-)
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augenweide Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Thanks a lot :-)
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augenweide Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
welcome Andy...
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TheComposerAX Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Hey! I love your photography! I used some of your photos in a video of mine, I hope you don't mind..! Here's the link : [link] Let me know If you like it! :)
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allboldgraphics Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Breathtaking. When I see dunes like these, I get homesick for Namibia ... even if these dunes are from the Sahara.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Thanks so much
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for sharing this photograph. The composition is superb and the colours breath taking. The way the foreground burnt orange colour leads you into that stunning landscape and then, without losing definition merges into that magnificient sky is awe inspiring. There is nothing more enjoyable than work that is inspirational, thought provoking, allows for imagination and gives you new ways to view photography.
Thanks again.
Simon
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Thanks a lot...I'm really glad you like it
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SisuShots Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
so intense!
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sky-2011 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Incredible...!
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masoli Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
The Sahara (or 'desert' in Arabic) is so vast that the continental US (comprising the 48 contiguous states) could be placed within it comfortably. If I remember correctly, the Sahara extends as far south as Niger, Mali, and Chad (like much of the Sahara, the Sahel stretches across the continent). At that point, you begin to get into the Sahel (a semi-arid, semi-fertile region serving as a transition point to the grasslands, savanahs and rain forests of Africa; it also served a meeting point for Arab, Berber, and African traders/kingdoms--in fact, 'sahel' in Arabic means 'coast'). Gradually increasing desertification has meant that the Sahara is expanding with the Sahel shrinking.
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Burning-Liquid Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011   Photographer
Absolutly stunning as usual:)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Thankyou
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DaniBabitz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great !
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Thanks a lot
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BlackJack0919 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
it had always been my dream to have hot tea on Sahara desert ;XD:

I love this piece a lot :XD:
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Thanks a lot, glad you like it
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gingado Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Your amazing work is featured in my "MOMENTS OF INTENSITY 2011 - PART 7" - hope you like it...

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foureyes Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
:+fav:!!!!!!!!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Cheers Bernie, hope you're well
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justeline Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
No words here Andy, really love this one!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Thankyou Maria :-)
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sweeta18 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
:love:
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
:-)
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figueline Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
You have been featured here
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Andy I always love your work. You are in the tiny category of photographers I labeled THE GREAT ONES in my dA friends list
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Thanks so much, that's a lovely thing to say
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Xerces Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Amazing shot! such a beautiful view!
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Notashd Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
OMG ... breath taking.... so beautiful
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Thanks so much
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Ikas90 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Thank so much
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ApplesCarrotsnGrain Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely shot :)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Thankyou
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