View Full Version : backlit sand namibia

ken dyball
06-08-2010, 04:01 AM
Found this nice little dune with the wind sweeping of it, waited for the sun to highlight the sand against the dark background, the result quite dramatic

Nikon D700, 300mm 2.8 Lens, 1/40 sec @ f/13 Gitzo tripod


Robert Amoruso
06-08-2010, 06:16 AM
I agree, quite dramatic. I like that you left a lot of room at top as it fuels the feeling of isolation and being the only one there witnessing this scene. Well done.

Kobus Tollig
06-08-2010, 07:16 AM
Stunning shot well done. Great comp and exposure here

Ramesh Adkoli
06-08-2010, 10:26 AM
Fantastic image, Ken. Great control over the exposure and nicely composed. The negative space really adds a great feel to this image.


Dave Mills
06-08-2010, 11:05 AM
Hi Ken,love the lighting which makes for a dramatic presentation.
I will be a bit contrarian. I think there is too much neg space and I would crop some from the top and still have the same feel to the image. Thats what makes the world go round!
Your patience paid off and captured a unique image!!

Roman Kurywczak
06-08-2010, 04:12 PM
Hey Ken,
I too think you could take some of the negative space off and not lose the look or feel.......which is very dramatic. Great job waiting for the light....was well worth it!

David Thomasson
06-08-2010, 06:24 PM
That's a prize winner for sure. Just find a contest and enter it. ;)

06-09-2010, 04:37 AM
Beautiful image as presented, a bit off of the top would help but either way I really like the the light beam getting larger as the the sand dune gets higher and the soft light on the right side to give the eye something to follow ...


ken dyball
06-09-2010, 04:44 AM
Thanks for all the post's guys, glad you like it:D, i am heading back to the Namib desert in July cant wait!!

peter delaney
06-11-2010, 03:31 PM
Love it , that light is to die for...

hoping to get to namib in Sept... cant wait...

looking foward to more images


Morkel Erasmus
06-17-2010, 04:13 PM
something different - well executed...I agree on losing just a tad from the top