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NIKON CORPORATION
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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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nemesisfixx Featured By Owner 3 days ago
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  New member 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  Hobbyist General Artist
: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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