An Endless Desert

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Daily Photo – An Endless Desert

This was my first trip to a proper desert. It’s the kind of desert that I imagined after watching Lawrence of Arabia countless times (it’s one of my favorite movies). Getting up and down these dunes in the middle of a hot summer day is enough to make you collapse. I think I lost one liter of water per dune.

After a while, I started to find it a little easier to walk around once I could better predict the hard parts and soft parts of the sand. But, by then, I had already made all my mistakes and my shoes were completely full of sand. Trudging around with 15 lb feet makes the effort across the dunes extra-special.

Mojave Desert Dune

An Endless Desert

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length50mm (50mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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  • susan ratcliff

    Such a lovely shot – just like a painting – wonderful!! I will be watching tomorrow night!

  • Casper van Zyl

    Will try and tune in, worked in the desert in South west Africa in the military but never got to photograph it. I always thought it a shame not aloud to have cameras in the army I see there point but looking at this picture I’m sure they would see mine.The lines of the dunes,shadow and light are always breath taking. We were out there for 3 months and can never remember two days that looked alike.The changes that happen are incredible. The wind being so strong one night we had to dig our way out and the security fence 8 foot high we common erected you could walk over. The dunes move by night when the wind blows and some times it uncovers ships in the desert which was once sea.Precious stones like tigers eye and diamonds were common among many found but Security was tough. Would not mined taking a surf board down that slop, did so on many in S.W.Africa.
    Like the pic very much bring back old memories thanks for sharing.

  • Chris Brown

    WOW! got to be my fave daily photo this year.

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks! :)

  • http://www.traverseearth.com/ Johnny Peacock

    Great shot! I’m planning to be in Namibia in January, hoping I get a few shots like this in the desert there!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Doriesmom Gail Stayton Moshier

    Beautiful photos, Trey!!! Have a great Monday, the first day of October already!!!

  • http://blog.ahles.nl/ Patrick Ahles

    Probably can’t watch the hangout, it’ll be 4:00 AM here…

    Great shot, nice depth!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bfhstudios Brian Hoffsis

    Awesome before and after. Hey Trey, what tools are you using to create that “fun slider-thing.”

  • t_linn

    The one advantage to Death Valley in August is that the dunes are not tracked up like they are in the winter and spring. Nice shot!

  • http://trashthelens.com/ Tomek

    I love the simplicity and peacefulness of the dunes photo and I really like the direction Trey’s photography is evolving recently – from “blast your eyes with colors” to “colorful but tasteful”. Great! :)

  • Jeannine Doran

    Beautiful we went last summer..Hot and empty..great night skies…
    Nice hiking for the shot

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