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Desert Landscape

Desert Landscape
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-05
Categories: Desert
Camera: Sony DSC-P200
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-02-23 21:31
Viewed: 11767
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In January last year, I went out with a group of friends to a picnic spot 200KM out of Riyadh. We travelled on the expressway to Mecca for about 160 KM and then diverted to the picnic spot into the interior of the desert.
This landscape was taken on our way onward on the main expressway. It was a sunny morning and the barren hillocks looked magnificent against the deep blue sky. We stopped the car at a good vantage point and took some pictures. This is one of them.
Hope you find it of some interest.
The image had to be cropped heavily at the bottom to eliminate most of road in the foreground. I have also posted LP version of it; please do have a look at it.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-23 23:14]

Hi Ram

Lovely colours and good use of the road to show the scale of the mesas - the viewer would have no idea otherwise.


Hello Ram,

Wonderful wide perspective with good saturation of the blue sky. The foreground rock contrasting well with the sky and exposing good texture. The leading rod takes care of the depth of this image.

Well done and best regards,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-24 5:19]

Nice shot of this incredible landscape!
I like the composition.
Warm lighting and colours.
Magnificent place for a picnic!
Great LP.
Thanks for sharing this,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-24 5:48]

Hi Ram.
Terrific landscape picture with brilliant colours, excellent framing and composition. I like wonderful sunlight illumination, fine cloudy blue sky and impressive hills. Bravo and my hearty wishes.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-24 10:06]

Hello Ram,
This reminds me of one of the highest metalled roads in the world - in Ladakh, only the colours of the mountains were different!!
The colours here are wonderful and warm as is the weather I expect! This is a beautiful but arid looking landscape from a fine point of view. I like the cropping too.
TFS and kind regards, Ulla

Hi Ram, great version is wonderful, fascinating landscape with splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

  • matatur Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1054 W: 245 N: 1626] (5312)
  • [2008-02-24 12:12]

Very effective landscape Ram, with those sandstone sedimentary hills and cliffs near the horizon. I always wondered where our Saudi friends usually picnic, now I know, in the midst of a desert! Hope you din't get a sunstroke there my friend!

Hi Mr. Ram,
A beautiful LP version of this beautiful desert landscape. Excellent composition with nice colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2008-02-25 3:11]
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Hi Ram, Nice panoramic landscape, the rock contrasts well with the sky. I would be very interested to see how it would look proportioned the other way round i.e. more rocks and road and perhaps less sky as I feel the main point of interest in this shot is the foreground interest, with the cars and road breaking up the landscape nicely and giving it a sense of scale. Including the road in the foreground will also give the shot more depth. However that is just my honest view and doesn't detract from it being a splended shot!



Dear Ram Sir,
Your clicked photographs are indeed full of life even in a desert like what you have captured here on your way to Mecca. You bring out the amazing POV to make it lively & very impressive. You notes have meaningful contents. I wish you to continue with the same zeal even in retired phase of the life to keep us pulsating with incredible wilderness !

Hola Ram,
Un paisa que parece de otro mundo, de ciencia ficción, y lo más llamativo, casi surreal es ese camino en buen estado que lo atraviesa. me gustó también el formato

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