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Gobi Desert Sunset

Gobi Desert Sunset
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06
Categories: Nature
Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax 28mm f:2,8, Fuji 100, Polarizer ø28mm
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-01 1:10
Viewed: 4818
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The camels here are Bactrian, with 2 humps, rather than the one humped camels of North Africa, & West Asia. Taken at the Khongoryn Els, or 'Singing Sands' Dunes (visible at left on the horizon) in the south Gobi Desert. The dunes are so-named, because the wind whipping through the sand makes a plaintive sound. I liked the silhouettes here. Couldn't get any closer for a lower pov, as they kept moving away from me. Next time I'll bring superglue!

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Hello Chris,

Beautiful composition with wonderful colors, lighting and subject.
Congratulations and TFS

Hi Chris,

The humps on the camel provide continuity of symmetry and silhouette of the desert. Fantastic mood and colors, a special moment captured. Regards.


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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-03-01 5:58]

Hi Chris,

Now I know the answer, super glue! That'll keep the critters in place ;)

Fantastic silhouettes and sky colors. Excellent framing and good use of thirds.



This desert is on my list of places to visit. I like the way you composed with the sand dunes at the right hand side.

I think by bringing the entire shot, and not only the sky, to a strong red saturation, the foreground got a funny color.

Wish you a great week.


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2010-03-01 6:59]

Hi Chris,
Splendid image.
Super composition you, congratulations.
A very special landscape. Thank you beautiful because we can to see special places.
Have a nice week,

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-03-01 7:11]


quel merveilleux ciel qui se découpe sur le animaux, quelle doucuer et ambiance merveilleuse image.

Bravo et amitié


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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-03-01 7:56]

Hello Chris.

The camels' outline looks on background of bright horizon very curiously.
Beautiful colours and light, very showy shot...congratulations!

With best wishes.

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2010-03-01 13:28]

Hello Chris!
Wonderfully composed image with amazing
sunset colours,lighting and camel silhouettes!
Beautiful atmosphere!
TFS Kostas

Hello Chris,
Wonderful capture of an exotic desert and eye catching silhouettes of camels. I liked warm tones at central position
Selahattin E

Boa noite chris
Very well composed and interesting your composition. There is a harmony that come from...it is warm.
Um abraço

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2010-03-01 23:16]

Hi Chris!
Very beautiful picture with great, magic atmosphere!!
Splendid warm colours and lovely lighting.
Marvellous contrast of the silhouettes against the sky!
Perfect format.
Ciao! Vanda

Hi dear Chris,
What a stunning capture with good colours and silhouettes.TFS.


Hola Chris
Bella imagen de este contraluz con la silueta de los camellos en el horizonte , buen color y luz , una hermosa composicion que nos transporta a los cuentos de " Las mil y una noches " , felicidades
Buen trabajo
un saludo

Hello Chris! Amazing desert, wonderful stones and rocks. Superb colours. Good exposure. Original shot. Well done!

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-03-02 4:42]

I love the colors of this "painting"
What a wonderful moment !


Ciao Cris

Nice effect of the caravan of camels!
I like the horizon and warm
beautiful silhouettes already coming!
Very well captured and composed,


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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1253 W: 75 N: 2365] (9460)
  • [2010-03-02 12:54]

Hi Chris,

Beautiful shot.
Colors !!!!!!!!
All the best.


Hi Chris,
Very nice Gobi Desert Sunset with amazing silhouettes of the camels,
great tone of colors and details,
very well done.

Hello Chris,
What a great capture of not only the beautiful colors of the sunset, but of the mode of transportation as they rest for the night. You captured the lighting perfectly as the foreground is able to be seen and not darkened.
Try a cigar to bring those humped devils to you, but when you run out of cigars, run away as they tend to spit when aggravated. LoL...
Excellent image...

hi chris
lovely shot,nice shadow detail,beautiful sky,well done.

Hello Chris

What in earth would take you to such a country? So isolated and desolate. I like the tone and sihouettes of the camels. I bet Mongolia is very beauiful in it's own way. I would love to visit such a place, a place where the great Ghengis Kan called home. Thsnks for sharing your travels with us.


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