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Copyright: Piotr Kurosz (kurekpit) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 611 W: 120 N: 629] (2811)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-07
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM, Sandisk Ultra II 2GB
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): kurekpit photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-12 17:58
Viewed: 9551
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sahara Desert Sunrise

This photo I took in Tunisia.
Chott el Djerid large salt Lake.
On the background is Atlas Mountain.
Comments and critiques are most welcome.
Thanks for viewing.

* Piotr *


Chott el Djerid ( Arabic: شط الجريد‎ ) is a large endorheic salt lake in southern Tunisia,

It is the largest salt pan of the Sahara with a surface area of over 7,000 km² (some sources state 5,000 km²). Due to the extreme climate with annual rainfall of only 100 mm and temperatures reaching 50° C, water evaporates from the lake. In summer Chott el Djerid is almost entirely dried up, and numerous fata morganas occur..

More Info: Chott el Djerid


Camera: Canon EOS 30D
Lens:Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM
Focal Length: 200 mm
Exposure Time: 1/125Sec.
F-stop: f/7,1
ISO Speed - 400
Image Quality - RAW

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Very nice. Great atmosphere captured. Well composed, and perfectly exposed.

Only complaint is the slightly crooked horizon.


a very nice sunset, composition is great.
colors are just amazing and clear.
well done and good timing.

Hi Piotr,

Seem the weather is perfect there . . clear boundary of the sun . .
The sun looks larger and cleaner . .
Very well composed by putting off center . .
How are you my friend?


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-07-12 19:47]

Hi Piotr,
Amazing sunrise pointing out me excellent memories of this fantastic country! Breathtaking capture with very nice contrast warm and cold! Excellent exposure! Congratulations! Annie

Hello Piotr

Stunning sunrise! Awesome colours and a sense of calm. Great capture. TFS.


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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-07-13 4:07]

hi Piotr

Very good color tone for your capture of this sunrise over the Sahara. I wonder why the mountain profile is looking like a cloud? The salt lake is behind the FG beach? There does not seem to have a line separating any features here.

A good moment of nature's capture. A fine photo.

tfs, bill

Hello Piotr ,

Simple but effective composition Love the mood and colors . A slight tilt on the horizon but nothing too distractive.

One of those moments to remember. Well seized and captured. Salt desert or calm sea, it is difficult to make a diffrence here, as they look alike.
well done!

hello piotr!
so beautiful sunset you have, great view and colors, i like it.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-07-13 9:15]

merhaba Piotr...
harika bir sunset çalışması tebrikler...
harika süper..

Piotr Hi:
Beautiful, just Beautiful
Excellent educational note, thanks
Congratulations, very well done

Great atmosphere, well composed!

Hi Piotr,

Nice sunset! Like that little hint of the rolling desert dune further away. Perhaps I would have done a slight bit of noise reduction on the upper part of the sky. But a pleasant minimalistic compo!


What an eerie landscape. It looks so treeless and lunar. The surise hues are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2008-08-01 11:35]

Hi Piotr

Beautiful colours and lovely composition. It has a wonderful calm feel to the shot. That large orange sun is amazing



Hi Piotr,

There are pictures you critique and there are pictures you just want to enjoy, this is one of them.

However after looking at it, I think you might like it even if you crop half of the desert away - just a though -.

TFS this beautiful moment with us,


A superb image Piotr and a lovely atmosophere. The sun nively positioned and good colour,

Hi Piotr,
very futuristic Sun, great shot, simple and effective. Very well done.

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