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Sea of Sand



This image was in the Empty Quarter of the Liwa district in the UAE. This was sunset from one of the highest dunes in the area. My objective was to capture the ...
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This image was in the Empty Quarter of the Liwa district in the UAE. This was sunset from one of the highest dunes in the area. My objective was to capture the vastness of the desert.
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14 Comments | Report
cynthiabroomfield PRO
 
cynthiabroomfield June 13, 2016
Wonderful capture!!!
Roussou
 
Roussou June 13, 2016
Wow, this is beautiful.
danzarate
 
danzarate June 25, 2016
Welcome to ViewBug. Keeping sharing your wonderful photos in the Group.
itsmemacld
 
itsmemacld July 06, 2016
Welcome to VIEWBUG! Congrats for joining. Enjoy your stay here. Keep posting! Great photo. Keep it coming. Goodluck. :) -MacLD
geagaetanidaragona
 
geagaetanidaragona July 16, 2016
Great shot! Welcome to Viewbug :)
Y-guy1293
 
Y-guy1293 January 24, 2017
Amazing photo! I think you captured your objective perfectly! Thanks for sharing
luismimartinez
 
luismimartinez May 19, 2018
Fantastic capture!!!
timboten PRO
 
timboten July 17, 2018
Wonderful image
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi July 29, 2018
congratulation. stunning
marlenekamfer PRO+
 
marlenekamfer July 29, 2018
Beautiful!!!
MrJBond PRO+
 
MrJBond July 30, 2018
Magnificent!
josiem PRO+
 
josiem September 17, 2018
awesome!
audiemartin
 
audiemartin September 17, 2018
I think this is the best one of the bunch. Red red sun, ripples in the sand and contrasting blue horizon. That's what I love about it.
BabZz
 
BabZz September 20, 2018
Stunning place fantastic shot

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in the "Empty Quarter" of the Abu Dhabi Province. This is near Liwa in the United Arab Emirates.
Time
We were visiting the Qash Al Sarab desert Resort in the Empty Quarter of the Abu Dhabi Province in the UAE. We climbed the higher dune in the area and took this image of the sunset. The image was taken at 4:55pm.
Lighting
This dry barren world lights up at sunrise and sunset to give you these dramatic images.
Equipment
Canon 6D, Tamron 15-30 wide Angle Lens and using a Tripod.
Inspiration
I wanted to capture the vast landscape with nothing but dunes. I visited the area earlier but were not there during sunrise or sunset. I went back to the area to get this bucket-list image.
Editing
The image was taken using bracketing. I processed the image using Aurora HDR and refined it in Photoshop.
In my camera bag
Canon 6D with 24-105 Kit lens, Canon 50mm 1.8 prime lens, Tamron 15-30 Wide Angle, Tamron 150-600 zoom, Tripod
Feedback
Advice from my side is to take a tripod with you. When you struggle with contrast use HDR. Always make sure you have a strong foreground.

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