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Sunrise - Namib Desert

Sunrise - Namib Desert

This photograph has a special value to me. We had left our camp very early and we were driving toward the Red Sand Dune area to try to catch the first light of the day. The sunrise was right behind us. As I looked back I noticed this beautiful sunrise with the black mountains and those gorgeous colors on the ski and a beautiful moon. We were five photographers in a jeep. I told everyone to look back and see if anyone was interested in stopping for a minute to snap a couple of pictures. To my "big surprise" no one seemed interested at all, ....not even a comment. I felt that was inapropriate to have the driver to stop for me to take the picture while the rest of them simply were not interested. As we continued driving, the colors became more intense and saturated and I was determined "To get the picture". We were driving fast and the road was not paved. My only option was to take the picture while we were driving, and to avoid a blurry image, I had to use a very high shutter speed; but it was still very early and very dark!!! - I bumped my ISO to 3200, used a fast lens with max apperture of f/2.8 and placed my camera against the frame of the window and started shooting several pictures in sequences. Of About twelve images, I got about "five" that were sharp enough for publication. While I was taking the pictures, they all looked at me like I was a bit obssesive....and I guess I am. That is why when the time comes for me to go out to photograph one person is already a big crowd.

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Ashley 26-May-2006 11:06
What would the cost be to use this photo commercially?
Derek Daniel07-Mar-2006 07:44
Hi Cesar, with some a fantastic image in front of you, i am very suprised no one else was interested. I am glad you did take the opportunity, as you have a beautiful image.
Wendy O12-Dec-2005 03:18
Beautiful. Good for you for your persistance.
Glen 30-Nov-2005 06:29
Now that's a SHOT worth a million bucks. NAMIBIA Beautiful Namibia.
roberta27-Nov-2005 03:29
Wonderful image... worth the effort. Too bad they couldn't "see" it. Beautiful.
Niall O'Shea26-Nov-2005 09:46
I think the photograph justifies your obsession.
s.t. 01-Nov-2005 01:05
totally agree with your this particular experience.
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