Selling The Drama

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photoblog image High on a Desert Plain

High on a Desert Plain

I want to feel sunlight on my face
I see the dust cloud disappear
Without a trace
I want to take shelter from the poison rain
Where the streets have no name
- "Where the Streets have No Name" by U2

My favourite desert shot yet. Might leave it up all weekend.

Have a great weekend!

P.S. Three cheers for the Shutterchance admin who've decided to grant my (semi-unreasonable) request of providing background colour choice for photos.

Favourite Shot (Yesterday):
South Wales Slow Motion
Photo Editing: Lomo, Curves, Holga Border in Photoshop.

High on a Desert Plain

I want to feel sunlight on my face
I see the dust cloud disappear
Without a trace
I want to take shelter from the poison rain
Where the streets have no name
- "Where the Streets have No Name" by U2

My favourite desert shot yet. Might leave it up all weekend.

Have a great weekend!

P.S. Three cheers for the Shutterchance admin who've decided to grant my (semi-unreasonable) request of providing background colour choice for photos.

Favourite Shot (Yesterday):
South Wales Slow Motion
Photo Editing: Lomo, Curves, Holga Border in Photoshop.

comments (25)

  • Mia
  • 16 Mar 2007, 00:38
It's calming smile Very nice shot Sam. I heard this song by U2 today and what a coincidence to have you put it up.
Samarth: Thanks Mia...
Great shot and one of my all time favorite songs smile
Samarth: Me too, thanks ayash...
Fantastic colour here. A real great desert pîcture listening to U2's song ! smile
Samarth: Thank you FLorence...enjoy!
  • david
  • chesham, england
  • 16 Mar 2007, 08:37
a really excellent desert landscape; i like the framing of this shot too.
Samarth: Cheers david...
very good one
Samarth: Thank you Chantal...
  • Jens
  • 16 Mar 2007, 12:48
I like the desert feeling...and the counterpart of red in the sky smile There is a visible bright line at the border between land and sky. Maybe this could be fixed by you. Good shot!!!
Samarth: sharp eyes jens...thanks for pointing it out...yes, it can be fixed...
  • Gary
  • 16 Mar 2007, 14:16
its a beautiful landscape, do you ever use graduated ND filter on these shots?
Samarth: Thanks Gary....nope, dont have an nd...
wonderful song for a wonderful pic Sam
Samarth: grazie nicola...
  • Jew
  • 16 Mar 2007, 18:42
Fantastic shot. Love d colour in d sky including d far straight clouds. Cant believe that nature can be beautiful everywhere includin a desert where it is supposed 2 be d worst...
Why is d bottom part of d pic all messed up wid d border?
points - 9/10
Samarth: sorry about the bottom bit but had to be done...thanks deepak...
What a gorgeous place. The bottom of the shot has a bit too much vignette I think.
Samarth: Thanks Laurie...am thinking of ways to correct that...
  • Ellie
  • 16 Mar 2007, 20:04
Beautiful!
Samarth: wink..thanks ellie..
As one Irishman said to his mate, lets get out of here before they deliver the cement. I am sure I have said that before.

Great shot Sam the PP quite suites it.
Samarth: yes you have, and once again it goes well with the shot...thanks alistair...
wow cool shot. love the colors and the vignetting!
Samarth: Thanks christof...
Thats a gorgeous shot, love it!!
Samarth: Thank you Ashish...
Wow! Gorgeous view! Amazing landscape and colors!
Samarth: Thanks a lot Sidney...
  • mal
  • 17 Mar 2007, 17:40
Glad you did leave it master, you have a habit of posting high quality images when I have my back turned. lovely shot. maluptohisneckinit.
Samarth: Cheer Mal wink...whats with you and fridays anyway?...come back if u want to check the shot in black...
  • Jew
  • 17 Mar 2007, 18:55
Does shutterchance provide u wid only 2 colours as background, black n white... i kind of like d white 1 better...
Samarth: i can change it for different shots...i prefer this one with black...
Beautiful shot Samarth....I'm sure if it had really been shot with a Holga it would have been even sexier! Phil smile
Samarth: trust me phil with a holga my desert shots would have been nothing short of stellar...
  • Larry
  • 17 Mar 2007, 19:19
Spectacular!
Samarth: Thanks Larry...
Beautiful landscape shot
Samarth: Thank you...
An impressive view here... great landscape!
Samarth: Cheers!...
This gives the desert such a soft glow, Sam. Lovely!

And thanks for your part in the background color option now! It took some doing but they figured it out! YAY!
Samarth: Thanks a lto Ginniw...I'm so happy I got this up in black...
  • Intern
  • chicago
  • 18 Mar 2007, 16:50
Lovely perspective. very nice shot.

Does the sand have this rust like color??? I've generally come across beige, yellow or silver sand ... Never seen anything like this.
Samarth: Thanks a lot...well the sand there is usually a golden-ish yellow but aas this was near sun-down it turned a bit rusty...
  • Azhar
  • 18 Mar 2007, 18:17
Brillianto... well done on holding back on curves and saturation... looks better this was. Kudos to you.
Samarth: lol, ive learnt to try and be subtle...i might be eating my words when you see tomorrows shot though...
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 19 Mar 2007, 21:26
Nope - been all through the comments and can't find one reference to where it is, or anyone who asked. So ... where is it please?

It's a wonderful colour, and I wonder if, had you had waited a little longer, the sky would have been redder too, to mirror the sands.

The shading in the bottom corners looks less like vignetting and more like burning in to concentrate the view inwards. However it's done, I think it goes just a little too far up the sides, that is, if it was necessary at all.
Samarth: Shot was taken in the Sahara.
I really wouldve liked to have waited longer but I was on camel-back and it was quite un-cooperative.

I think youre right but the Lomo efect (which does the vignette) also accounts for the colour and sharpness so it was a trade off...

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