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Sunset in Rhumsiki

Sunset in Rhumsiki
Photo Information
Copyright: Alberto Piubello (albertopiubello) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 11] (56)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-23
Categories: Mountain
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-17 13:59
Viewed: 7741
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The small village of Rhumsiki is set in a lunar landscape of extraordinary volcanic plugs and basalt outcrops surrounded by a series of imposing peaks.
André Gide, writer and explorer, found the area so attractive he considered it was "one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world".
The mountains are dotted with little thatched houses huddling against the rocks and looking almost if they had simply grown rather than been constructed.
I took this shot during harmattan period: a wind bringing sahara sand in suspension giving the idea of a foggy atmosphere.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-08-17 20:30]

Hi Alberto
What a strange and beautiful place..
Great composition and colours.
well done.

Hi Alberto,
Excellent lighting has given this photo this beautiful soft look. The fG is perfect, I would try to get a little more color in the sky part, since it looks a little pale.

wow...I've never seen anything like this..awesome photo..I like the shadows on the mountains , the houses give them a perspective of size..very nice!

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-08-19 11:56]


A land scape like I have never seen before.
I like the composition.


Hi Alberto.
Excellent composition and beautiful light.

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