Desert Patterns

© Morteza Safataj

Desert Patterns

Joan Powell 10/8/2007 12:47:01 PM

Outstanding image !!! #756880

Lynne Morris 10/8/2007 12:48:23 PM

This is stunning Morteza, the lighting, colours and pov are fantastic! #4898989

Tiia Vissak 10/8/2007 12:55:55 PM

Great colors & composition! #4899013

Clair Dunn 10/8/2007 1:54:14 PM

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.

Pat French 10/8/2007 2:06:41 PM

Absolutely riveting. The highlight of the sun on the ridges in the shadowed edge define the entire shot. WOW! #4899254

Amy Weiss 10/8/2007 2:09:06 PM

Absolutely gorgeous, Morteza... #4899261

Jeff Robinson 10/8/2007 5:31:28 PM

This is Outstanding work Marteza! Jeff #4899999

Morteza Safataj 10/8/2007 6:12:07 PM

Thanks All for the kind comments.
Clair, Art Wolfe is one of my favorite photographers,I'm learning many things from him, Thank you. #4900150

Clair Dunn 10/9/2007 1:30:23 AM

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.

RC Fritz 11/26/2007 4:08:02 PM

Congratulations! #5127982

randy dannheim 11/27/2007 8:38:55 PM

Morteza, congratulation on this magnificant dunes image. You might check out our new
BP club: Arid Lands and Deserts Photography club. #5139561

Evy Johansen 11/27/2007 10:27:10 PM

How very beautiful!! Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Morteza! #5140118

Autum Rhoades 11/28/2007 4:44:46 AM

Congrats Morteza on your 1st place win! #5141213

Cliff & Patti Smith 11/28/2007 2:39:00 PM

Gorgeous! Congratulations on your well deserved win! #5143985

Datha Y. Thompson 11/28/2007 8:39:47 PM

BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations Morteza!! :0) #5145248

RC Fritz 11/29/2007 10:25:30 AM

Congratulations on your Fantastic Winner! #5147799

Kerry Drager 11/30/2007 12:39:19 PM

Hi Morteza,
Congratulations on your well-deserved winner! I love photographing sand dunes, and your image is really terrific!!
Kerry #5152472

Bill Wyatt 11/30/2007 12:54:46 PM

Beautiful lines and textures! Congratulations my friend! #5152531

Mary Clarke 12/1/2007 3:14:54 PM

Congratulations on this winner Morteza #5157182

Bill Houghton 12/4/2007 1:57:42 AM

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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Photographer 11/9/2009 7:59:13 AM

Congratulations Daash Morteza!

Harvey A. Ravitch 4/29/2016 6:52:16 AM

Fantastic use of light , texture and composition.. Truly fantastic Capture! #11467330

Teresa A. Burnett 4/29/2016 8:10:39 AM

Huge Congratulations, Morteza, on the beautiful Winner, ATEP and POTD!! #11467344

Richard M. Waas 5/2/2016 6:40:02 PM

Congrats on a well deserved POTD!! #11469592

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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.
Mesr Village, Isfahan province, Iran, 2007.10.2

Uploaded on 10/8/2007 12:12:49 PM

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Camera: Sigma  SD10 Digital Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner Photo of the Day

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