Crossing the Sahara

Mystery in your photos

Having little strange things in your photos is nice little touch, I think. For example, in this photo below, there is that one guy just walking off into the distance… it raises more questions than answers.

Daily Photo – Crossing the Sahara

I had an amazing and rather hot time in the Sahara. To get this photo, I had to go up a huge dune on foot. I gave my own camel a break and decided to walk up the dune. How hard could it be, I figured. I figured wrong. And that night, I got so dizzy and sick, then realized it was probably because I hardly had any water… even though I've seen thousands and thousands of shows and movies about people not drinking enough water in the desert, I was so excited that I forgot to drink water!

Crossing the Sahara

Crossing the Sahara

Photo Information

  • Date TakenMarch 8, 2014 at 6:48am
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/160
  • Aperture5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length70.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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  • http://www.symphonyoflove.net/blog BK

    Stunningly beautiful!

  • Susan

    Yes, sooo beautiful – worth the climb but not the dehydration!:)

  • Randy Dietmeyer

    You are absolutely right about the water. We do a LOT of hiking in the desert here in Arizona and typically the only time a person gets REALLY thirsty is when they don’t have any water on them, or ran out. If you know you have a few bottles in your pack it is extremely easy to go hours without drinking, which as you found out, can lead to a whole lot of problems later on.

  • treyratcliff

    hehe yes – that is true! Thanks @Randy

  • http://www.graffitivisuals.com/ Bill Dodd

    I really enjoy this one and I like the suggestion of creating mystery in a photo. The lines in the Dunes are really engaging to my brain for some reason.

  • treyratcliff

    Thanks Bill ! :)

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