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The Lybian Desert



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Registered: March 2004
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Date: Mon April 19, 2004
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Nice desert scene, but the horizon's not level, and the eye is drawn to the dark objects in the lower right portion, and then you wonder what they are, sort of distracting you from the rest of the landscape.
#1 Mon April 19, 2004 6:06pm

Non-level horizon doesn't bum me out; in a way, it adds to the sand dunes personality. I, too, noticed the mystery dark things as a distraction. Are they camels? People? A cheap vacation house? I'm adding a point to Jools' vote, though, for putting someone in the shot to give it a subject; sometimes people don't remember to do that. Depth is good; we always need that in a [2-dimensional] photograph.
#2 Mon April 19, 2004 6:30pm

Yep, forgot to mention that good point Gary. Well said.
#3 Mon April 19, 2004 7:10pm

What bothers me most is the lack of pattern or depth in the sand on the large expanse on the left. You can see a hint of it, but it hasn't been brought out and looks too flat. The unlevel horizon bothers me.
#4 Tue April 20, 2004 2:41am

Think this is a very nice shot.I do not find anything distracting about it.
#5 Wed April 21, 2004 9:32am

The horizon bothers me too, and so do the little dark things on the right. Might also have been better if the figure on the left was stood up looking towards to dark things.
#6 Wed April 21, 2004 9:55am

I like this and find nothing wrong with it.
#7 Thu April 22, 2004 1:08pm

I like this, and am not terribly distracted by the objects in the background. Something about the composition seems unbalanced to me, but it's a nice shot overall.
#8 Thu April 22, 2004 3:27pm

I do not think its unbalanced, very nice.
#9 Thu April 22, 2004 11:21pm

Very nice capture, better than the ones I took when in the same area.
#10 Fri April 23, 2004 4:07am

Love this shot, it really draws you in.
#11 Sun April 25, 2004 10:29pm

Its nice but the horizon for me really detracts, also the subject in the picture upper left...he just seems planted to add to the picture...like hes not really adding any content to the picture, just a token person. Maybe if he had his back to the camera looking over the dune...it might make the viewer intrigued as to what lurks behind? Personal opinion tho, nice shot.
#12 Thu April 29, 2004 4:33pm

very nice...i especially like the man on the left side
#13 Fri May 28, 2004 2:59am

Nothing wrong with the horizon - 'straighten' it and the guy will be off kilter. Think it needs sharpening though, and the colours are great. And the dark things add mystery ... shades of Lawrence of Arabia. This picture tells a story.
#14 Wed July 21, 2004 2:45am

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