Selling The Drama

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Leading into Dunes

Orange, green and brown. Those were the colours before desaturation.

comments (26)

  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 12 Mar 2008, 00:29
Really nice, Sam. Like this in B&W, almost high key.
Samarth: thanks otto.. did try it in high key but lost too much detail... happy with this result..
how beautiful. I feel like I'm on the camel too!
Samarth: thanks!
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 12 Mar 2008, 02:23
They do have Nike shoes?
Nice composition... I almost think I am riding the camel!
Samarth: thanks a lot sidney... that's exactly where it took it from...
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 12 Mar 2008, 03:39
Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. I love it.
Samarth: thank you for your visits and comments...
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 12 Mar 2008, 04:38
This is very good work, Sam! The person blending into the background somehow gives this a melancholy air. I like this shot!
Samarth: thank you martin...
  • nig
  • Gym
  • 12 Mar 2008, 08:00
I too like the person merging with the sand
Samarth: thanks...
  • navin
  • India
  • 12 Mar 2008, 08:03
Very nice composition
Samarth: thanks a lot navin...
Beautyful composition. I feel like riding the camel!
Samarth: thank you richard...
awesome photo - world press worth if you ask me.
Samarth: grin, thanks chantal...
Were you riding the Camel? Beautifully captured. Looks like under a very hot desert sun.
Samarth: thanks chris...
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Mar 2008, 12:14
Trusty Nike-clones will get him through!
Love the glare, just like the real thing!
Samarth: thank you ray...
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Mar 2008, 13:46
This is a very effective photograph. I like it so much. (:o)
Samarth: thanks a lot roz....
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 12 Mar 2008, 14:41
Oh Sam. this is just wonderful. The story you are telling me is so rich and full of details. This is the type of photograph I would expect to see in National Geographic.
Samarth: thank you kathryn...
  • Andriy
  • Canada
  • 12 Mar 2008, 14:42
Damn Nikes ruined all authenticity. But cool shot anyway.
Samarth: had exactly the same feeling... glad you like it...
Lovely the perspective, superb shot!
Samarth: thanks ashish...
  • tim
  • United Kindom
  • 12 Mar 2008, 19:39
wow superb Sam, love itsmile
  • Jeroen
  • netherlands
  • 12 Mar 2008, 19:39
Beautiful to take this photo in black and white. I will come back on your blog.
Wahou, la photo. Magnifique, je suis partie dans le d├ęsert un court instant.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Mar 2008, 20:38
So Nike is bringing out a modern dessert sandal.

Great picture and conversion.
  • blackdog
  • on the dreaded dial up!
  • 12 Mar 2008, 21:51
Amazing shot Sam -pushed for time now, but will come back to this one.
Samarth: thank you mike...
A great artistic work ! Bravo !
Samarth: thank you zeb...
  • mal
  • 12 Mar 2008, 23:14
"Get off your camel and drink your milk" not much to say really, cracking shot. mal
Samarth: grin
  • Ellie
  • chilly and windy UK
  • 12 Mar 2008, 23:58
I really didn't know what to expect from the thumbnail, so this picture is a wonderful surprise. The composition - truly your perspective, and the mono are all brilliant.
Samarth: thanks ellie...
I like the point of view you have given us - I remeber that lurching feeling you get on a camel and the high horizon line emphasises that. also good that he looks like he is about to march into the virgin sand rather than follow the trodden path. Lots of narratives going on... A likey.
Samarth: thank you sir!
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 18 Mar 2008, 17:14
The thing you got right - color and conversion.
The thing you got wrong - composition. Without the title, and some creativity that black blob looks like well, a blob, not a camel head. If you took the shot vertically and lean off the camel a bit you coulkd have cut the head out. That composition of just the man and the dunes would have been killer IMHO.

Good. Without the camel.
Samarth: not a chance, have you ever tried taking a shot from the back of a camel?...insane
Very nice composition ! Good framing and light .I like it
Samarth: grin

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