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Desert Patterns
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Desert Patterns
Desert Patterns
Mesr desert is near Mesr village located in Isfahan province in Iran.
I chose the last hours of the day because of ideal angle of the light and using soft lights of the sun and interesting long shadows.
Because of that I had a short time to photograph the desert.I had chosen best locations and I knew what locations I should photograph. Soft lights on the sands in this desert scape helped me to compose the best composition. curves and Desert patterns in the desert helped those lights as well.
I usually use F/8, F/11, F/16 for my landscape shots( I'm not gonna lose sharpness) it depends on DOF and the situations the shots would have, like movements and etc, in this case I wanted
long exposure as possible as I could to capture movement dunes in the air and I had to choose smallest aperture F/32 with 0.8s SS, unfortunately when I composed this view there was no strong wind I mean it was stopped.
Location:
Mesr Village, Isfahan province, Iran, 2007.10.2

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Joan Powell
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    Outstanding image !!!

10/8/2007 12:47:01 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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This is stunning Morteza, the lighting, colours and pov are fantastic!

10/8/2007 12:48:23 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Great colors & composition!

10/8/2007 12:55:55 PM

 
Clair Dunn
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Morteza --
Wonderful image -- I love how the light spills out of the bowl and runs down the incline.
Thank you. (And if you are learning as you say, you might want to look at the work of Art Wolfe--another landscape photographer.

10/8/2007 1:54:14 PM

 
Pat French

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Absolutely riveting. The highlight of the sun on the ridges in the shadowed edge define the entire shot. WOW!

10/8/2007 2:06:41 PM

 
Amy Hopp
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Absolutely gorgeous, Morteza...

10/8/2007 2:09:06 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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This is Outstanding work Marteza! Jeff

10/8/2007 5:31:28 PM

 
Morteza Safataj
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Thanks All for the kind comments.
Clair, Art Wolfe is one of my favorite photographers,I'm learning many things from him, Thank you.

10/8/2007 6:12:07 PM

 
Clair Dunn
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Morteza --
I love the north--the Arctic, Labrador, etc. and a few years ago I was browsing a garage sale and stumbled across a fantastic signed picture of an iceberg. Of course I bought it with a bunch of other stuff for $5. Stared at for a few days and decided it had to be somebody famous. Looked up the name and discovered Art Wolfe. It's a 10 x 14 and simply amazing.

10/9/2007 1:30:23 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congratulations!

11/26/2007 4:08:02 PM

 
randy dannheim
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Morteza, congratulation on this magnificant dunes image. You might check out our new
BP club: Arid Lands and Deserts Photography club.

11/27/2007 8:38:55 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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How very beautiful!! Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Morteza!

11/27/2007 10:27:10 PM

 
Autum Rhoades
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Congrats Morteza on your 1st place win!

11/28/2007 4:44:46 AM

 
Cliff & Patti Smith
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Gorgeous! Congratulations on your well deserved win!

11/28/2007 2:39:00 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations Morteza!! :0)

11/28/2007 8:39:47 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congratulations on your Fantastic Winner!

11/29/2007 10:25:30 AM

 
Kerry Drager
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Hi Morteza,
Congratulations on your well-deserved winner! I love photographing sand dunes, and your image is really terrific!!
Kerry

11/30/2007 12:39:19 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Beautiful lines and textures! Congratulations my friend!

11/30/2007 12:54:46 PM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Congratulations on this winner Morteza

12/1/2007 3:14:54 PM

 
Bill Houghton
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This is a beautiful photo Morteza. Wonderful work. Congratulations on a job well done. I hope you have a great day. Bill

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12/4/2007 1:57:42 AM

 

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Congratulations Daash Morteza!
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