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Copyright: Tsilla Nahari (tnahari) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 259 N: 4365] (26007)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-09
Categories: Nature, Transportation
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-13 0:51
Viewed: 2444
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sahara Desert - The World's Largest Desert

The Sahara is located on the continent of Africa. It runs through 11 countries and a part of Africa known as Western Sahara.

The word "Sahara" means "desert" in the Arabic language.

The Sahara Desert has many different landforms. Parts have sand dunes. Some dunes can be as high as 600 feet.

It is the hottest place in the world with summer temperatures that often exceeds 57 degrees Celsius. It has an annual rainfall of 0 - 25 millimeters and is very windy with windstorms sweeping the sand up to heights of 1000 meters and moving the sand dunes constantly.

Erfoud: This small oasis town is used by many travelers as a base for exploring the beautiful Ziz valley.

Popular activities in the Sahara include sunrise and sunset camel rides over the dunes, sleeping out under the desert skies, ATV/4X4 trips, visiting traditional Berber villages, dune-boarding.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-04-13 1:29]

Hi Tsilla,
Very warm lighting on these marvelous sand dunes. Nice play with shadows and tones. Perfect sharpness on this small caravan of camels. I would prefer the camels on the lower left part of the presentation. I like the inclusion of the blue sky.
Well done

Francis Xavier

A piece of an amazing work with such great use of the available light, Tsilla!

I am speechless!!

Warm greetings,

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2011-04-13 2:36]

Hi Tsilla...
Beautiful shot...
Beautiful dunes...

Hi Tsilla,
I love the light in this shot. The shadows on the sand dunes look really nice. The people on the camels provide a nice scale to this desert scene. Nice wrk Tsilla.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2011-04-13 6:51]

Hi Tsilla,

I love this composition of the desert, beautiful warm tones of color. The effects of shadows and light are beautiful, beautiful sharpness of the caravan. A wonderful presentation with a small saw blue sky.
My best regards.

Simply amazing shot with such beautiful lighting and wonderful landscape details. The camels and people in the middle of the frame adds that magic to this clever composition and I love the textures and shapes of the dunes. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing!

Best wishes,


Hello Tsilla,
This is absolutely captivating! I agree with Francis about the placing of the camels but, even so, this is a fabulous image. Very well done indeed.

Fantastic shot Tsilla. Wonderful lighting and color and incredible detail and slopes and shadows. Such a great composition. Well done. TFS, Lori

Hi Tsilla ,
Very beautiful presentation of these dunes of sand in the Sahara Desert,
Beautiful tone of colors and details,
I like the small caravan of camels too.

Greetings,this is simply superb.The group of people is perfectly positioned for the most dramatic effect and the colors and textures are splendid.Friendly regards Otto.

It's about light and shadows in here Tsilla , of course there is the caravan that adds human activity and presence in that wonderful sandscape , do agree though with Francis that the camels would be better placed bottom left nevertheless it is a striking image taken at the time of day when the light was fabulous and played magic with the sand, my compliments on this one ,

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2012-04-10 12:55]

Hi Tsilla
Very beautiful presentation of these dunes of sand in the Sahara Desert,
I love the light in this shot.

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