Uploaded: August 31, 2011


aperture F/22 , lens Canon EF 17-40mm L, A Camels group heading north ,Location: Northern Kuwait desert , from low angle , using Slik tripod.

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/13 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 50, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 17.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Liz blahh August 31, 2011

Amazing light, b/w, detail,comp & capture! #1405315

Michael G. Marshall August 31, 2011

Wonderful image, Maitham! I hope we see this again! Michael #9645162

Maitham T. AlMisry August 31, 2011

Thank you very much , Liz and Michael #9645216

Bonnie C. Lackey level-classic August 31, 2011

Wow! Talk about an image with impact! The skull as a not too subtle reminder of the danger of the desert, the shifting sands, the line of camels headed off in the distance and the show-off sky all combine to touch the soul. I'm in awe... #9645298

Ann Coates level-classic August 31, 2011

Wow, this is a really powerful image, it says so much and the B&W just sets it off perfectly. I am in agreement too, I would hope we see this again. #9645520

Cecil Whitt August 31, 2011

Outstanding, C. #9645566

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 31, 2011

AMAZING image which shows your mastery of photography. I call this perfection and think it has all the vitals of a Grand prize, Good luck and thanks for sharing, this is an inspiring piece, Maitham!!!

UB. #9645721

Maitham T. AlMisry September 01, 2011

Bonnie, Ann, Cecil, and Usman, Thank you so much for good comment, wish you all the best. #9647311

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic September 02, 2011

Amazing photograph Maitham! I love everything about it -- and your composition just pulls me right into the photo! Great job!!

Jane Holestine September 02, 2011

Stunning in every way! #9648360

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 02, 2011

What an awesome capture Maitham...surely we will see this again....fannnn...tastic!
Love it..

jo ann c. #9648629

Phyllis H. Burchett September 02, 2011

Awesome. #9649015

Maitham T. AlMisry September 02, 2011

Judy, Jane, JO ANN, and Phyllis , appreciate your stop by, good luck, regards. #9649562

Kathy Cline September 03, 2011

Judy your right about this one. KILLER SHOT Maitham!

Maitham T. AlMisry September 04, 2011

Thank you Kathy, wish you good luck. #9652041

September 25, 2011

So moody - love this! #9690070

September 25, 2011

So moody - love this! #9690071

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe September 25, 2011

Amazing work! It's a winner! #9690242

Bonnie C. Lackey level-classic September 25, 2011

This could easily be the Grand Prize Winner this month. Congrats on the first step to that! #9690535

Maitham T. AlMisry September 25, 2011

Thank you Judges , I wish you all good luck,, Carolyn F. appreciate your good comment. #9690540

Viveca Venegas level-deluxe September 25, 2011

Most amazing shot, hope you win the Grand Prize. #9690557

Rod Partington September 25, 2011

Awesome image Maitham! I would be shocked if it doesn't get gold. #9690705

September 25, 2011

Wow! This is incredibly dramatic. Wow! #9690801

September 25, 2011

Great point of view and wonderful composition. Well done. #9691431

Lindley Johnson level-classic September 25, 2011

Fantastic tones, POV, and composition in this very dramatic image, Maitham. Congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #9692168

Cheryl Winn September 25, 2011

Wow! #9692613

Renee Doyle September 25, 2011

Excellent pov and use of light!! WOnderful tones - Congratulations!! #9692645

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic September 25, 2011

Ezcellant comp, light and tones. Congratulations on your fantastic finalist !! #9692780

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic September 25, 2011

Happy for you, Maitham. CONGRATZ on the Finalist and it looks all set on its journey towards that GP Win, Good luck. By the way, it is an extreme rarity when most all of the judges offer comments on an image, which they have here.

UB. #9692963

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 25, 2011

Definitely worthy of the GRAND!

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 25, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Maitham. #9693293

Baqer Mohd Jawad September 25, 2011

What a great shot !!! Congratulations on the finalist #9693402

ALLEN O. HOWARD September 25, 2011

Awesome! Congratulations Maitham! #9693476

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict September 26, 2011

Truly a Winner next Round, Maitham!

Dominick #9693791

paul parent level-deluxe September 26, 2011

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist #9694251

Joy Rector September 26, 2011

beautiful shot #9694344

Linda Blair September 26, 2011

Congrats on this spectacular finalist!!!! #9694564

Pranay Koka September 26, 2011

great shot! congrats on your finalist! #9695510

Merna L. Nobile September 26, 2011

You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna

Kathy Coombs September 26, 2011

Congratulations..what a winner for sure! #9696402

Maitham T. AlMisry September 26, 2011

Viveca V, Rod P and The Judges, thanks a lot. #9697257

Maitham T. AlMisry September 26, 2011

Lindley R, Cheryl W, Renee D and Marilyn L
glad you stop by, thank you. #9697268

Maitham T. AlMisry September 26, 2011

Usman B, its my pleasure to hear that my friend, appreciate your stop by, good luck. #9697277

Maitham T. AlMisry September 26, 2011

Lisa B, Bojan B, Baqer Mohd J, Allen H, Dominick D, Paul P, Joy R, Linda B and Pranay K, thank you guys, my appreciation. #9697287

Maitham T. AlMisry September 26, 2011

Merna N, I thank you so much for kind words, wish you the best, accept my gratitude. #9697304

Maitham T. AlMisry September 26, 2011

Kathy C, thanks a lot. #9697312

Charles C. Berkeley level-classic September 26, 2011

This is mesmerizing. Congratulations! #9697708

Patti Coblentz September 26, 2011

An amazing image, Maitham...HUGE congratulations on your grand prize win!!!! #9698210

Kathryn Wesserling September 26, 2011

I had a hunch this would move to the top! Congratulations on a spectacular picture and your Grand Prize award. #9698214

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic September 26, 2011

I am very happy for you and a very well deserved GP win, Maitham. You have made your mark at BP very quickly. WTG!!!

UB. #9698228

Baqer Mohd Jawad September 26, 2011

Thousand congrats to you on your Grand Prize winning , I am so happy for you !
Wish you all the best ! #9698334

Kathy Coombs September 26, 2011

So happy for you..we all knew it was a winner! #9698366

Liz blahh September 26, 2011

Ditto, congratulations on your winner! #9698387

Ujjwal Mukherjee September 26, 2011

HUGE congratulations on your excellent Grand Winner!! #9698449

Darryl Wilkinson September 26, 2011

Love your point of view in this outstanding capture, Maitham! Congratulations on your win! #9698494

Mary K. Robison September 27, 2011

Stunning B&W capture, Maitham!
CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned Grand Prize Winner! #9698559

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict September 27, 2011

Grand Prize for you, Maitham, very deserving, again, Congratulations!!! #9698597

Renee Doyle September 27, 2011

A very deserving Grand Prize Winner Maitham!! Congratulations to you! #9698675

Yulianto Soeroso September 27, 2011

excellent very dramatic scene ..i love it and congratulation for this GPwinner #9698830

Amy M. Wilson September 27, 2011

Huge congratulations on your EXCEPTIONAL Grand Prize winner!!! #9698974

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe September 27, 2011

I would have bet this would be GP when I saw it in the finalists. Great work!! #9699008

Gina Cormier September 27, 2011


R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic September 27, 2011

Congratulations on this outstanding Grand Prize Winner! #9699207

Dayna Cain level-classic September 27, 2011

HUGE congrats on this amazing Grand Prize winner. A stunning image, the black and white makes it even more so. Great work! #9699268

Ali T. Almesri September 27, 2011

Yess .. you got it brother and you defenently deserve the GP ...


Susan D. Royce level-classic September 27, 2011

Congratulations on your amazing grand prize winner, Maitham! #9699396

Terry Cervi level-classic September 27, 2011

Amazing light, and an outstanding capture, Maitham! Congrats on your well deserved Grand Prize win! #9699424

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 27, 2011

Knew it!!!
Such a dramatic and well-deserved GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!!
Congratulations, Maitham.
Blessings, Lisa #9699437

Ann Varley level-classic September 27, 2011

You've composed this image with such drama and strength ... the lighting and texture is perfectly marvelous!

Standing ovation for your WIN!! #9699470

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 27, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful grand prize winner. #9699478

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic September 27, 2011

Just spectacular. Huge congrats, Maitham, on this outstanding GRAND PRIZE WINNER. #9699515

Richard B. Hallick September 27, 2011

Outstanding. Congratulations on the grand prize. Well-deserved! #9699531

Robert Jensen September 27, 2011

Outstanding - straight into my favorites #9699695

Patrick Rouzes September 27, 2011

Congratulations on your well-deserved Grand Prize Winner, Maitham! WTG! #9699862

Anna Diederich September 27, 2011

Congrats! This is stunning! #9699915

Karen Celella September 27, 2011

Congratulations on your stunning Grand Prize Winner! #9700044

Debra R. Harder September 27, 2011

Huge congratulations, Maitham, on your OUTSTANDING GRAND PRIZE WINNER! This is truly an AMAZING image!! Deb #9700062

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 27, 2011

One of the most outstanding Grand Prizes I have ever seen Maitham!

Very well deserved Grand Prize! Absolutely amazing!


jo ann c. #9700105

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 27, 2011

Well deserved. Congratulations, Maitham! #9700206

Stacy Lankford level-addict September 27, 2011

Congratulations! This is an amazing image. In my opinion this may be the best image I have seen on BetterPhoto ever!! #9700516

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe September 27, 2011

Wonderful!!! Congratulations, Maitham!!
kk #9700578

Steve M. Harrington September 27, 2011

A brilliant image, Maitham! The tones and composition are extraordinary. Congratulations!
Steve #9700586

Lydia Williams level-deluxe September 27, 2011

Fantastic image, Maitham! Congratulations! #9700608

Marijana Fajgl September 27, 2011

Amazing capture, Maitham! Congratulations! #9700745

Gerri R. Jones September 27, 2011

Most beautiful, congratulations Maitham!!! #9701123

Janet McNeil level-classic September 27, 2011

Beautiful capture - amazing pov!! Congrats on your win!! #9701132

Maitham T. AlMisry September 27, 2011

It is really great news I receive yesterday morning that my photo won the Grand Prize, definitely it is great feeling and so encouraging for more effort.
Special thanks for the judges who have chosen this photo as GP, I wish them good luck.
and many thanks to all my friends how commented with a kind words on this page, wish you all the best, God bless you.

Best Regards.

Maitham. #9701240

Kristi A. Howson September 27, 2011

The moment I opened this one I knew it had to be a winner. Simply breathtaking. Congratulations Maitham

Evy Johansen level-classic September 27, 2011

Awesome image!! BIG congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Maitham! #9701750

Donna La Mattino Pagakis September 27, 2011

Simply incredible work Maitham, an instant favorite. Outstanding that you won Grand Prize. Well done!!! #9701959

Debbie Bray September 28, 2011

A hugely strong image, and beautifully done, Maitham! Congratulations!

Ellen Hodges September 28, 2011

Huge congrats on a fantastic winner, Maitham!! #9702410

Paula Showen September 28, 2011

Amazing...beautiful...dramatic! I love it. Great lighting, comp and DOF. Congratulations!!! #9703545

Maitham T. AlMisry September 28, 2011

Kristi H, Evy J, Donna P, Debbie B, Ellen H and Paula S, thanks a lot for your time and congrats, good luck for you all. #9703661

Lindley Johnson level-classic September 29, 2011

A very well-deserved Grand Prize for this incredible image! Huge congratultions, Maitham! #9705030

Monika Sapek September 29, 2011

Many congratulations on your Grand Prize Win with this amazing capture, Maitham! Your point of view and B/W conversion make this image truly dramatic. #9705282

Millie A. Talarico level-classic September 29, 2011

Outstanding capture and unique subject interest, congratulations, Maitham~~ #9705463

ALLEN O. HOWARD September 29, 2011

congratulations! A fantastic Grand Prize Winner Maitham! #9705491

David M. Montero September 30, 2011

The composition. light and clarity are fantastic. COngratulations on your Grand Prize selection Maitham! #9706853

Irene Colling level-classic September 30, 2011

A truly stunning fine art photo. Congratulations on your most excellent image and well deserved Grand Prize.

Fantastic work Maitham. #9708329

Maitham T. AlMisry October 01, 2011

Lindley R, Monika S, Millieanne T, Allen H, Dave M and Irene C,
Thank you so much,
Kind Regards. #9709887

Rona L. Schwarz October 01, 2011

A truly spectacular image, brilliantly composed and executed... HUGE CONGRATULATIONS,Maitham, on this magnificent Grand Prize Winner! #9710078

Phyllis H. Burchett October 02, 2011

Congrats on this fabulous Grand Prize winner!!! #9712108

Donna R. Moratelli October 03, 2011

Congratulations Maitham! Excellent image! #9712531

Bill Houghton October 18, 2011

Maitham, this is an awesome photo. Congratulations on your beautiful win. Have a great week, Bill

If you have time, check out my website:
Bill Houghton Photography

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe October 20, 2011

I am sorry to respond so late to this fantastic win. You must have died and gone to heaven when this image appeared on your camera or computer. The tones moving from dark to light lead the viewer through this dramatic scene. This is so well deserving of the grand prize. Congratulations! #9751221

Janice M. Borodezt October 23, 2011

Outstanding capture.

Congratulations and well done. #9756000

Merna L. Nobile October 23, 2011

Hello Maitham: This has to be a very special time for you, the hard work, knowing and believing in what your camera is showing you are the greatest reward and your work is evidence to that. Merna #9756907

Sharon Sawyer October 26, 2011

Maitham, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved August Grande Prize Winner!!! #9765301

Zita A. Strother level-addict February 09, 2012

If there was a Grand Prize for all time then this image would have to be it!

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