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.
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Nikon D3 w/ Nikkor 80-400mmVR
185mm | ISO400