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For all my friends
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Copyright: Horia Scubli (horias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 86 N: 1227] (7698)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-17
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D7100, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Horia's favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-29 8:36
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 122
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After 3 weeks in Morocco, I am back to TL!
I am very glad to be here whit all my friends.

Ouarzazate is a useful base from which to explore the ksour and Kasbahs of Ait Benhaddou. However, there is not a lot to do in the town itself. During the 1980’s, the Moroccan government had big plans for this town, as the first stop on the "Saharan Adventure", there is even an airport here. The town became known as "Morocco’s Hollywood" as it has been used as a base for many "exotic" film like David Lean’s "Lawrence of Arabia", Bernardo Bertolucci’s "Sheltering Sky" and "Jesus of Nazareth".

The local Glaoui Kasbah Taorirt and the centre artenasal (across from the Kasbah) are worth a visit. Ait Benhaddou is one of the most fantastic sights of the Atlas as the kasbahs are the most elaborately decorated and best preserved (thanks to UNESCO). They have been built and re-built as sets for such movies as Jesus of Nazareth, Lawrence, and Orson Welles’ Sodom and Gomorrah.

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Hi Horia,

Excellent shot with warm and beautiful colors!
Great light, contrast and sharpness!
Thanks for this wonderful gift!

Best regards,

Hi Horia,
This marvellous presentation leaves me speachless!
Fantastic composition.

Hi Horia,
just saw you are back on TN with that pretty butterfly. Now switched to TL - and this shot of the dessert is fantastic.
So warm colours and the motive is wonderful. Thanks, I'm looking forward to your next Marocco-shots, greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi, Horia. Wonderful desert landscape, lovely composition and including the camels and people gives a sense of scale. The colors are warm and saturated. Good post. Cheers and TFS. Love to visit that place someday.

Hi, Horia. Beautiful colours and sharpness here with great composition.

Hi Horia...great shot..wonderful tones and colors...excellent composition.


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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-11-29 9:21]

Hi Horia,

Welcome back! The warm colors and shadows of the dessert are nicely captured in this well-composed photo. The camels and riders add a nice touch of life to the shot. TFS

Best regards,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-11-29 9:24]

Hi Horia

Wow! The repetition of the single file camels is great. I was hoping for a similar shot in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, but they lay around all over the place, until we left. The red sand contrasts well against the blue grey sky. Tfs!

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-11-29 9:37]

Hi Horia,
Welcome back. And what a lovely capture to start with.
Stunning image of the sand dunes with its warm colour
and shades. The caravan of camels adds life to this
barren land. Well shot with a good POV.
Have a nice week.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-11-29 9:41]

Hi Horia,
It's good to see you back.
Nice desert capture of this camel caravan among these sand dunes.
Good lighting casting a warm atmosphere on this red sand.
Great texture on the sand and accurate details on the camels.
Very nice contrast with the blue sky.
Very neat work!
Best regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-11-29 10:04]

What this beautiful Horias!...I thank for splendid present :)
Scenery how with tale about Aladyn !
Colours, light and sharpness, splendid effect, congratulations.

Best wishes.

Hello Horia!
Superba imagine din desert!
Excelenta lumina si culorile! Frumoasa scena.
Eu am vazut doar citeva dune in Gran Canaria (fara camile), dar tare mi-ar placea sa vizitez si aceste locuri.
Salutari si numai bine!

Hi Horia,
Bun venit!
Eludat om pierdut! Bine ai venit timpul nostru. Am fost îngrijorat. , dar Bine ai venit.

Circumvented the lost man! Welcome back our time. I was worried. but Welcome.
hope we will see hot pictures in Africa.
Initially, this is very good, crisp, clean light. TFS well done.

Va invidiez sincer :(
bine ai revenit pe plaiuri mioritice :)

superba poza si claritatea
mai rar p aici
O saptaman frumoasa !


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  • zomik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 56 N: 314] (3599)
  • [2009-11-29 10:51]

Hi Horia,
excellent composition, wonderful colours and tones.

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  • Mravka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 203 W: 0 N: 270] (8806)
  • [2009-11-29 11:21]

hi horia,
great capture with stunning colours and atmosphere. I like the composition, too
regards, biljana

I love this Horia! The color of the sand is really amazing!
Very nice composition with the people and camels... many footprints say that this is quite a busy area. Some pictures tell so many things...


Hi Horia
the Sahara desert is a magnificent treasure for photographers.
this is a marvelous image of golden dunes and camel train. I have a similar photo on my gallery.
good capture of nice light&shadows play.

Hello Horia,
wow.this is the kind of picture,when you look at it you begin to dream!!!impressionned about this sky and mount.
Best regards Siegfried

Ciao Horia, well returned with us, thanks for bthis splendid gift, lovely composition by desert, fantastic colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi,this is one of the great shots.The saturated colors,beautiful details and perfect light to bring it all out .Best regards Otto.

Hi Horia,
A wonderful capture vith excellent atmosphere.Good POV and warm colours.TFS.


Bonsoir ami Horia,
Bon retour.

Fantastique image, des couleurs ocre extraordinaires. Sans doute des touristes sur les Chameaux, un plus pour cette superbe capture.


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-11-29 13:32]

It could be a scene of Bertoluccis master movie,The Sheltering sky,it looks great Horia.


Great shot ... wonderful colors and details.
This is explanation why you are out of TL so long time . TFS
Regards Zoran

Hello, Horia -
I love the rich, warm earth tones and the windblown contours of this desert scene. This scene could be from any time over the past 1000 years; a timeless classic desert scene. Excellent work.

Boa noite horia
Very well composed this desrt. Love the colours and the light.
Excellent photo.
My regards

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-11-30 0:00]

Hi Horia...
Beautiful scene...
Beautiful colors, great light, contrast...

hi horia
excellent image,great strong colours,good contrast in the sand dunes,nice neutral sky
plenty of detail.

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-11-30 1:15]

dear Horia,
impressive orange sand and beautiful figure of hills,
and still gray sky is well contrasted with orange active desert,
original atmosphere in orange space is nicely expressed in this shot,
thank you,

Bine ai venit inapoi din "tarile calde".Ma gandeam ca sunteti plecati pe undeva de ati disparut de pe TrekLens.
Poza e superba si dunele astea de nisip arata splendid.
O zi frumoasa si deloc friguroasa.Alin.

Ciao Horia

It is a pleasure to have you with us again!
I'm happy for the wonderful trip that you
made this wonderful country, and had lodged with
style in these dunes!
An image very well composed with nice tones contrasts between sand in the background and fantastic caravan.
Composition and presentation are pleasant.


Bello paisaje con un excelente color y una magnifica luz
espero ver mas imgenes maravillosas de este pais tras sus vacaciones
buen trabajo
un saludo

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2009-11-30 7:18]

Welcome back Horia ;))).I am sure you had great time there...
Fantastic view, composition, atmosphere...all my compliments...TFS
Best wishes,
J ;)

Hello Horia, my friend!

Long time, no post! So, you were off to Morocco, great! Anyways, good to see you back with such a jumbo picture from Moroccan desert.

The colors are so pleasing and wonderful to the eyes, very attractive dunes with great forms and the perfect sharpness and nice clarity, make this a classic shot. Looking forward to see more of Morocco through your eyes.


Your quality here is amazing Horia! Smooth as glass, wonderful details, love the flowing lines of the dunes! Beautiful work!

Welcome back to TL Horia,

Excellent photo and composition. It's like a postcard from Morocco.
Great colors, light and sharpness.

Best regards,

Hi Horia!!!

Wow, I think this photo is worth the trip. Can't see this in Indiana where I live. Beautiful colors, and the wind blown sand looks silky smooth. You have brought back a wonderfully captured moment in time for all of us. We have been anxiously awaiting your return!


Just beautiful, Horia!
Great colors and framing, excellent atmosphere...
well done!


Bonjour Horias.
Splendide image désertique avec des couleurs superbes. Les couleurs sont superbes et très représentatives de la région. Bravo.
Une région que j’avais déjà parcourut en 1969 dans une vieille Peugeot.
Bonne journée.

Hello Horia - Beautiful late-afternoon light gives warmth to the colors. Great composition, good detail, and good sharpness. This is a very pleasing photograph!

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2009-12-01 14:32]

Hi Horia! Well come back!
Marvellous picture full of atmosphere.
Wonderful vibrat colours. Excellent lighting and sharpness.
Many thanks for your kind dedication :-))
Ciao! Vanda

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-12-02 2:33]

Chiar ma gandeam unde sunteti ?!
Sa va fie de bine !

Absolut superba imagine.


Hello Horia, it is the bright orange colour of the sand that makes this stand out for me.The sunlight and shadows give a lovely effect of the undulating dunes.
The people are placed perfectly in the composition, and provide a good sense of scale.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2009-12-02 11:05]

What a great shot Horia! Everything is just perfect in it, I can't stop looking! Well done!


Hello Horia! Amazing caravan, fantastic desert, excellent sky, superb colours, splendid effect. Original work. Well done!

i love the desert and photo's like this one..
good work

Hi Horia!
wonderful come back post! great colors and a wonderful composition...very nice dedication
welcome back:)
best regards,

Hi Horia,
Beautiful landscape from the Maroc,
great composition and presentation,
Excellent POV./DOF. with great colors and light.
very well done.

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-12-07 13:29]

Hello Horia.
Amazing shot. Great presentation from Morocco.
Wonderful light.
Janek Kloss


Frumoase excursie
Foarte buna imagine, culori fenomenale, compozitie excelenta
Multumesc de asemenea ptr prezentarile foarte utile:)
Clau, din Cluj Napoca

Wow! What a fantastic image. It looks like something from a movie. Lucky you to be in this wonderful place. The colors and framing are just beautiful. TFS

Hi Horia,

The presence of the people and of the camels has an effect of scale. The point of view takes my eye toward the horizon which is giving depth to the composition. The quality of the light is enhancing the colors. have a nice day.


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  • Nokin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 109 W: 0 N: 110] (1385)
  • [2009-12-20 9:48]


This is an excellent shot! Sharp, exposure, beautiful composition.

Regards Detlef

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  • isa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 62 N: 139] (1593)
  • [2010-01-03 1:44]

Hi Horia!
Wonderful landscape, great details. Perfectly dof and pov. Lovely scene. Congratulations for the fantastic gallery and thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year,

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2010-01-03 18:33]

Hi Horia, I like this photo as the composition of the camels in line crossing the huge sand dunes is such a classic image of this part of North Africa. The earthy colours of the sand are sublime. TFS. Murray.

Hi Horia,
Stunning landscape image with sharp details and good depth. A really neat photo with warm / hot colours.

Buna Horia! Frumoasa imagine a dunelor de nisip. Ma fascineaza si pe mine intotdeauna. Frumoase umbre si culori. Salutari Csabi

Frumoasa fotografie ...
De invidiat ... Superbe dunele acelea.. si lumina !
Grozava compozitie!
Felicitarile mele !
O seara placuta

Ciao Horia,

beautiful release that represents the desert as all imagine it.

Saluti dall'Italia

Wow!! excellent shot! the gold desert sand seems real here and im afraid that sands might bring mess in my computer..

hahahahah! well done my friend!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2010-04-25 5:15]

Hi Horias,
really a very smooth view in excellent sharpness. The caravan is so sharp even from such a distance. nicely composed in excellent colours and lines.


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