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1st PlaceThe Outside is Coming In
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Challenge: Inside (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35 f/4 ED VR
Location: Al Madam, Sharjah, UAE
Date: Jul 1, 2018
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/25
Date Uploaded: Jul 2, 2018

This is a shot from an abandoned neighborhood in Sharjah. If you Google ‘Sharjah ghost town’, you’ll quickly see photos of these sand dunes that completely overtook these homes. What’s really creepy is that some of these houses still had pictures on the walls! Here's an aerial view from Google Maps:

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We drove out to this place not really knowing what to expect—turned out to be a 500 yard walk through dunes to get there, and it was 118 degrees that day. I got all of three shots that were composed and not shaky before I got overheated and had to walk back to the car.

Thanks to the Hit Squad for your great feedback on my shot, and thanks to all for the great votes and comments!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 123
Avg (all users): 7.0833
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 7.0899
Avg (non-participants): 7.0526
Views since voting: 687
Views during voting: 189
Votes: 108
Comments: 22
Favorites: 4 (view)


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07/12/2018 06:41:11 PM
That is insane. Cool capture, congrats on the blue!
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07/12/2018 08:27:07 AM
Fantastic Rob! I haven't visited this place yet. Will do it soon :)
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07/12/2018 07:11:18 AM
Nice work on a fascinating subject.
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07/11/2018 09:05:18 PM
Congratulation well done glad all your effort paid off. 😃
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07/11/2018 06:03:20 PM
Thanks for all the extra effort Rob! I can't imagine walking in 118 degree heat let alone in sand on top of it. You deserve the blue just for that alone.
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07/11/2018 09:16:30 AM
Congrats Rob! Thanks for the extra effort. Go Hit Squad!
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07/11/2018 09:01:13 AM
Congratulations Rob and thanks for risking your life for this
fabulous image and another 'blue' for the team!
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07/11/2018 08:32:07 AM
Love the composition and the extra near-death-defying efforts as well as the info in your description.
I didn't have time to provide the egg last night.
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07/11/2018 05:34:23 AM
Congrats Rob on the blue! This is an amazing image!
Go Hit Squad!
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07/11/2018 12:17:35 AM
And now all we need is the story, I’m guessing some sort of stand storm caused this, since this is UAE, congratulations, thought it was the winner as soon as I saw it.
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07/11/2018 12:15:27 AM
Nice! Congrats on the blue!
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07/11/2018 12:15:17 AM
Amazing work well done and congrats on the ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/10/2018 11:58:27 PM
ok you win. I hope you are not against us. 10 and an egg.
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07/10/2018 09:50:00 PM
Ought to ribbon. I feel like the editing left something on the table, but it is a great find, simply presented.
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07/10/2018 09:45:10 PM
One of the more interesting shots... Now there's just the matter of getting all the sand out...LoL
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07/10/2018 05:44:42 PM
This is completely crazy! Please, share the details of your capture and location!
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07/10/2018 03:10:51 PM
Great subject for this challenge! Nice perspective looking into the other room.
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07/10/2018 07:37:33 AM
I like this picture the best in the contest.
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07/09/2018 01:54:05 PM
a nice wave
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07/08/2018 09:35:03 PM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

Wonderful photo showing the man vs. nature conflict! Given the height of the soil, Nature is slowly reclaiming her space. The patterns on the sand are like waves washing in as it sweeps into the interior of the building. Great light, wonderful detail and composition!
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07/07/2018 05:55:48 PM
7 from me. Where did you find this!? Wow!
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07/05/2018 09:34:24 PM
Now what a find!! Love to know the story, ribbon I feel.
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