Acacus Arch and Dunes
- marioana (1481)
- [2007-04-16 2:29]
Great composition. The rocks create really wonderful shapes and textures. Nice colour and light. Well done.
- delic (898)
- [2007-04-16 4:02]
Welcome back! Very nice combination of light and shadows. I like the composition. Wouldn't think the arch was that huge without the foreground.
- claudine (0)
- [2007-04-16 10:43]
This is a very interesting and unusual picture to me. I like the texture that you captured on the sand, those nice colors, details and DOF. Exposure is interesting too. I wonder what color the sky was as it seems that the rocks in BG are a little OE and I guess that you didnít have the choice to do it this way to expose the foreground correctly. It must have been difficult to calibrate this picture with those zones of shadow. Well done!
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-04-16 13:39]
A magnificent edifice carved out by nature over centuries and millennia, James.
It is good to see a very fresh picture from your camera. I am sure you must have had whale of a time in this remote corner of Libya known for the rock arches.
Despite the fact that you had to draw back considerably to get the entire structure within the frame, its mammoth size is unmistakable.
Very well captured image. Very good contrasts, and I like the way you have framed the ridge across the Wadi through the arch itself.
Well done and welcome back.
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2007-04-16 15:34]
What an interesting formation James. I love all the shapes and curves in your image. The wide range of values would have been difficult to expose for. This scene would have been a good one take at several different exposures and combined in Photoshop.
Evelynn : )
- Adanac (21378)
- [2007-04-16 22:46]
Goregous capture of this great formation with sharp details and beautiful colors. I think it looks a bit like an inch worm profile.
Cool rock formation. I find that interesting that it is not that old of a desert. This is a great travel photo James. Did you get any pictures of the animal engravings? :)
- Nephrotome2 (2538)
- [2007-05-09 3:32]
Beautiful pic with lovely tones.
Your notes are very interesting, describing further than the subject itself.
I looked up when the agriculture began (-6000). So the dry-out of sahara began before we start messing up the planet. At least we don't get the blame for that one. (although we are known to be responsible for the increasing rate of sahara extension at the time being)