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