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Montains in Niger

Montains in Niger
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Copyright: philippe hornus (amanengone) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 188 W: 54 N: 412] (2113)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-24
Categories: Desert
Camera: Fuji Finepix S602 Zoom, Sandisk Ultra II 8GB
Exposure: f/4, 1/900 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-09 14:56
Viewed: 3571
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Again, a photograph taken from an airplane in flight to Gabon. The flight over Niger in the past through the trays Djado.

The reliefs were photographed on the border between the desert and mountains. The numerous valleys that we can see are carved by erosion and are gradually invaded by the sands of the desert of Ténéré.

Seen at 10,000 feet, the show is much less surprising when viewed from ground.


Photographed in color mode of the device, then converted to black and white in post processing. The photograph was taken from the rear of the aircraft. The flight was quite agitated. For this reason, I opted for a speed of shooting 1 / 900 th. With a sensitivity equivalent to ISO-160 and a focal length of 17 mm. The opening was f / 4.

Obviously, the conditions are not ideal, but the show is nevertheless worthwhile, even if the technical implementation of the photograph is not of top quality.

I hope that you take as much pleasure as myself to contemplate this magical show.

Full size picture here

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Hy Philippe
A good idea to change the frame to black: it's suits better the b-w image, without being disturbing.Overall, I like this, in my opinion, abstract photo, If you were not saying what it is, I would not guess, and I would go for a scanning electron microscopy rather than a aerial photo. Good composition as well!

Kind regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-06-10 2:25]

Bonjour Philippe,
Ayant brièvement vu ton image hier avant de sortir, je découvre avec plaisir la nouvelle version, car j'avais justement pensé que le cadre vert n'était peut-être pas idéal. Un paysage comme de la dentelle. Un paysage magnifique et une image splendide.
Bonne journée

Bonjour Philippe,

je lis que je n'étais pas le seul à la penser de cette façon.Je pense que maintenant le cadre soit mieux, plus élégant et approprié au noir et blanc.La photo reste belle et originale comme celle-là de hier....


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