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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D3
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185 mm
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Apr 14, 2011, 7:30:08 PM
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Sahara by AndyMumford Sahara by AndyMumford
A long promised dedication to *KaitlynGrenier A little late for her birthday and recuperation, but for a fantastic long time friend and all-round star, it's here anyway.


This will be the first of (no doubt) many images I'll submit from a recent trip down through Morocco to the edge of the Sahara desert in Erg Chebbi.

We spent 2 and a half days there, and for most of that time we had overcast, hazy conditions, or sandstorms. As it turned out, this wasn't really the problem it would have been with other kinds of landscapes because dunes are just great big light reflectors. I'm just as happy with the shots that I took under diffuse lighting like this as I am with the ones that I took under direct early morning side light.

This particular shot was taken in the afternoon just after a sandstorm was clearing. It's handheld at 185mm, and I didn't use any filters as the range of contrast was really low, and the washed out white of the sky, which wouldn't work with most landscapes, I find here actually complements the soft colours and textures of the dunes.

More work and prints available through my blog and my website

Nikon D3 w/ Nikkor 80-400mmVR
185mm | ISO400
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AMHolly Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love how you can see the waves of sand & color. Nice shot
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Spiritdancing Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Wonderful!
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justeline Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Soft and creamy! It is kind of sensual, great image Andy!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Thanks again :-)
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Xerces Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful detail to the patterns in the sand. very pretty and a nice change of scenery!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Thanks again
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
I love the subtle colours and fine texture in this one :)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Cheers mate
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ahko Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Amazing, looks almost like human flesh.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Thanks so much
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