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Weather: Summer in Sahara
Weather: Summer in Sahara

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Weather (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: Tuba City, AZ
Date: Apr 7, 2003
Aperture: f11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Apr 9, 2003

Picture taken on a workshop I did in Arizona

Place: 5 out of 226
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Views since voting: 2763
Votes: 237
Comments: 38
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04/21/2003 11:35:21 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)

Hi SharQ...

This is an excellent photo... The barren landscape with the tire tracks through the sand create a nice rhythmic flow from left to right in the image. The texture in the sand also adds some nice minor contrast. The clouds in this photo really seem to set it off for me. Compositionally, the only thing that I think could make this image stronger would be to include more of the sky in a larger frame. Maybe a portrait orientation with the same amount of 'land' and two or three times as much sky would create even more impact. The clouds are wonderful here and more of that would be good as well.

Have you experimented with this as a black and white yet? If you do, I would love to see the result of that as well...

Great work :)

John Setzler
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04/21/2003 06:22:08 AM
The workshop seems to have pid off ;-) Good job!
04/21/2003 12:23:57 AM
Neat... I really like this one. Good overall composition. Very colorful.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/20/2003 07:47:24 PM
BEAUTIFUL!!! The color of the sand is exactly as I remember - and I imagine just as difficult to get out of clothes. The blue sky is a wonderful contrast to the sand.
04/20/2003 07:41:05 PM
Beautiful shot! The contrast of the orange sand against the blue sky is wonderful; the thin clouds add a nice touch.
04/20/2003 02:52:02 PM
04/20/2003 01:49:18 AM
If you meant by the title that it is always summer in the Sahara, fine. Otherwise, the picture would fall outside the timeframe allowed for making the picture :) I like the colors: the orange and its complement, blue. Nice motion in the dune and in the wispy clouds. Wish this image had been a bit bigger. 7 Journey
04/20/2003 12:04:43 AM
Nice colors. (Actually it is Spring in Sahara. Of course if you shot this last year ...)
04/20/2003 12:01:29 AM
I like the contrasting colors
04/19/2003 07:58:13 PM
Good color combination,
04/19/2003 01:29:18 PM
I love the color contrast here... the wispy clouds are excellent :) - setzler
04/19/2003 10:45:01 AM
04/19/2003 08:57:46 AM
lovely colors but I'd liked to have a seen a more dune or more sky and perhaps an earlier or later time of day would have enhanced the textures in the sand ?
04/18/2003 05:02:29 PM
Nice, nice, nice! Very cool shot. - 10
04/18/2003 02:02:59 PM
Nice colours, would hang well on a wall this one.8
04/18/2003 01:26:32 PM
Nice offsetting colors.
04/17/2003 03:30:25 PM
I LOVE the colors! Creative composition, and an overall wonderful, vivid image.
04/17/2003 01:47:10 PM
Very cool photo. I like the two different patterns and values that are displayed in this image. Good job.
04/16/2003 07:57:22 PM
I love the simplicity and warmth of this shot. Great contrasting colors.
04/16/2003 07:47:10 PM
I wanna see more sand :) 8
04/16/2003 07:19:37 PM
that dune is so sharp, it looks almost fake! :) Where was this taken?
04/16/2003 07:15:26 AM
nice colors. excellent contrast.
04/15/2003 09:08:27 PM
Very crisp photo. Great colors and detail. Clear seperation between sky and sand. Nothing to complain about. (C:
04/15/2003 04:41:48 PM
Dont have much to say other than good photo! 8
04/15/2003 01:20:41 PM
I really like this picture. colors, composition great. I have a hard time with the tire tracks. I would prefer to see the dunes untouched. 8
04/15/2003 12:43:18 PM
What, no camel? Not even a miniature one?
04/15/2003 09:43:30 AM
Good color contrast & crop.
04/15/2003 08:03:07 AM
Simple but very effective! I love this shot. Who says storm clouds are the only weather? 10 -danny
04/15/2003 07:44:06 AM
simple and very effective.
04/15/2003 01:31:03 AM
Stunning! Love color of the sand against the blue/white sky.
04/15/2003 12:13:23 AM
beautiful. I only wish your wouldn't have cropped it so much.
04/14/2003 11:32:42 PM
Aaaah. Your exposure and composition are excellent. Great use of the wide angled lens and the focus throughout is tack sharp.
04/14/2003 10:20:42 PM
Very simple, it completely works! The marks in the sand, make the picture in my mind. They keep it from being too perfect.
04/14/2003 05:09:57 PM
Love the colors... nice shot!
04/14/2003 03:20:25 PM
The orange sand kind of confuses me. I think of sand being more..well, sandy color. This doesn't look natural to me. Please excuse me if orange sand really exists.
04/14/2003 02:55:12 PM
Stunning shot, fantastic sky, sand....wow great color.
04/14/2003 12:01:11 PM
Great colour.
04/14/2003 11:01:57 AM
Wasn't that a handy place to be this week, in the Sahara! Excellent idea and well composed, I lift my hat to you - 9.

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