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The desert
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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: Black & White
Date Taken: 2010-11-24
Categories: Desert
Camera: Fuji Finepix S602 Zoom, Sandisk Ultra II 8GB
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/450 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sahara [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-06-06 14:41
Viewed: 3499
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]

A photograph of the mountains of the Sahara, Niger. Despite their appearance, these mountains are places of intense animal life and to a lesser degree, botany. The photograph is taken above the general erg Bilma.

In Niger, this kind of geological facies is relatively common: the presence of heavily eroded mountains and traversed by rivers temporary (wadis where the floods are sudden and devastating). These mountains whose height is a few hundred yards seem to be deposited in the immensity of the Saharan sands.


First feature of the photo: it was taken from an airplane at 10,000 feet (30,000 meters) altitude and a speed of 900 kilometers per hour.

Given these parameters and illumination conditions of the moment, the opening was set at f / 6.3 with a shutter speed of 1 / 450 th of a second. The sensitivity was equivalent to iso-200. The focal length is 20 mm.

Ultimate precision: color photograph taken and then converted into black and white using the post processing.

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