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"Ship of the desert"

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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: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-02 5:19
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Sahara Desert is one of the most prominent deserts in the world. It experiences the harshest weather on earth. The economy of the Saharan countries relies mainly on mineral deposits and oil.

Sahara Desert is among the world's most popular desert. It is featured in some of the known Hollywood movies because of its distinct features.

Sahara Desert is considered the hottest and largest desert in the whole world, which covers most part of North Africa. It measures around 800 to 1,200 miles from north to south and 4,800 kilometers from west to east. Africa was inevitably divided into two regions because of the desert's very vast area. On the western side, the desert is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean while on the eastern side is the Red Sea. On the northern part of the desert, it is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlas Mountains.


"Ship of the desert"

The camels are able to travel vast distances in desert, drink from waterholes far more bitter or saline for others and eat almost anything, regardless of how tough or how thorny they are. People can even survive on what is in a camel' s stomach. Camels provide milk and fuel as its dry dung can burn readily.

A camel has leathery mouth, tongue and tooth enamel, enabling it to eat thorny desert plants. They can drink 100 litres of water within 10 minutes for future use. They can live without taking in water for 3 or 4 days.

The fur allows excess body temperature to radiate out and protect them from cold nights.


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Amazing photo!! This desert is something that has to be seen with ones own eyes to believe, I'm sure!!
Love the warm colors of the morning light ... beautiful.
A better composition might have had the man and camel more to the left side of the shot, walking into the negative space .. but still, great job.

Hi Tsilla,

Wonderful capture with great view of the Moroccan deserts with wonderful clarity and the superb show of colors! I like the way the person is posing for you with his camels.

Very well done, my friend.

best regards,

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-11-02 5:44]

Wonderful capture. The lighting is this is excellent, with such clarity and details on the desert. You're chosen POV is well done. TFS Julie

Hi Tsilla

Another nice capture from you. This is a "must see" for all of us

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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2009-11-02 5:53]

Nice moment captured Tsilla, I like this image. Well done!



Hi Tsilla,
You are presenting us a beautifull scene of this desert . I like the effect of the shadows and the golden tones made by the sun on the sand . Your subject are well placed in the picture . Your note on the camel is also very interesting . TFS .

Bonjour Tsilla.
Une belle image représentative de ces couleurs ocre du Maroc du Sud.
Merci de nous faire visiter cette belle région.
Bonne semaine.

Hello Tsilla :)

Wonderful shot, so exotic for me ! It should be amazing to be there, in the middle of this 'orange' sand. Nice light and colours, congrats.

Have a nice day

Marylou ;)

Waw...this is one of the best capture I see in TL.

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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2009-11-02 7:37]

Hello Tsilla,
a beautiful image. I like the light, collurs, composition and the sensual folds of the sand dunes.
best regards,

Very great picture : sweet colours and strong contrast light/shadows. The boy seems floating above the sand.
Best regards

Boa tarde Tsilla
It must be great to look this photo and remember this moment. Desert is a special place in the world and you were able to capture in light, in shadow,in sharpness, in colours , all it´s beauty.
Great Photo.
My regards

Hello Tsilla

WOnderful capture of landscape from Desert.... Absolutly a pure beauty for my eyes.
The light, the shadows game, the pov, perfect timing too.
Very well done.
Best regards

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-11-02 8:44]

Hi Tsilla,
I am very impressed by the beauty of this photo!
You captured the soul of the desert with the scene!
Very good composition and light. The undulating dunes with the play od shadows is really very well rendered! Excellent work! Annie

Hi Tsilla,
Stunning photo in which you have created exceptional depth.Nice exposure with great tonal effect on te dunes, brilliant work.

WoW fantastic colors .
Great work .
Regards Zoran

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-11-02 13:57]

Hi Tsilla,
Lovely waves of the sand dunes.
Nice warm colours. The desert
becomes alive with the presence
of man and his camel.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2009-11-02 18:23]

Bonsoir Tsilla,

This is a splendid image, I love the light, its warmth the shadows and the perspective. Sharp focus with exact exposure. You did a great job. Congratulation


This is out of this world.The shapes and colors with the strong side lighting make most dramatic.Regards Otto.

Hi Tsilla,
Awesome shot! You've captured the dry colours of the desert perfectly. Great composition of the person and camel too, I like how you've included space up the top to show the ripply sand dunes. Can almost feel the heat from here! Bravo.


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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2009-11-03 2:15]

What can I still say, Tsilla.....?
Just: G R E A T !!

TFS and greetings from Netherlands,

Hello Tsilla

beautiful scene of the Arabian life
nice smoothness for the dunes in the BG
a grate play of light and shadows
the man there pose grate for you
I like it well done with it!
Have a grate day!

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-11-03 21:23]

Hi T Silla,
amazing.Great atmosphere.Beautiful light and colours.Perfect depth.TFS.Necla.

Helo tsilla
This are Desert boats
Excellent one more time

light,shade,shadow are amazing here,it give every thing more depth and give all contrast texture cleary in good composition and nice colors.
beautiful and attractive image.
well seen :)

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2009-11-15 9:56]

Hi Tsilla!
Fantastic colorful picture.
Superb POV and DOF. Great sharpness.
Wonderful game of light and shadows.
Ciao! Vanda

A great image with excellent details in the subjects as well as the environment. The shadows help to create excellent depth in the image. TFS

Hi Tsilla,
Absolutely marvellous scenery!
Beautiful colors, wonderful texture of the sand.

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