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Long Way From Home
Long Way From Home
bobonacus


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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S400
Location: Sahara Desert, Morocco
Date: Aug 23, 2007
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Travel
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2009

This was taken on my 4x4 trip to Morocco. We traveled from Fes through the High Atlas Mountains into the Sahara Desert and then up the West Coast of Morocco finally to Marrakesh. It was an awesome trip!! There was a convoy of 7 vehicles including the guide vehicle.

We camped in the desert the night before this photo and we are just traveling towards the west edge of the Sahara to camp again before returning to civilization. I stopped our vehicle and held the p&s out of the window. I was so surprised how stony the Sahara was, I was expecting much more sand!

opened as raw, increased exposure, blacks, clarity and sharpness. In CS3 curves layer, levels layer, weak shadow highlights layer, gradient fill and layer mask to darken the sky, increase sat of blues slightly, flatten, resize, usm, border.

Statistics
Place: 768 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.2432
Avg (commenters): 5.7660
Avg (participants): 5.2159
Avg (non-participants): 5.3846
Views since voting: 609
Views during voting: 625
Votes: 481
Comments: 52
Favorites: 0


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03/18/2009 04:04:45 PM
Just came back to say that I stay behind my 8 on this great shot.
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03/18/2009 09:57:37 AM
Came back to appreciate that sense of adventure in your photo. Very nice entry. 8 from me...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 08:22:22 PM
I feel that this picture was taken in afghanistan.
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03/17/2009 06:39:19 PM
Good DOF and detail.
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03/17/2009 06:29:49 PM
Looks very rough out there, nice composition.
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03/17/2009 04:18:29 PM
May God Bless You !! Thank you 10
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03/17/2009 03:18:45 PM
Looks like a really desolate and barren place. Nice photo.
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03/17/2009 10:23:53 AM
Good shot. Nice perspective and detail.
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03/16/2009 05:05:42 PM
brown and dry...ugh sorry but this isn't the most interesting shot...I am a green lush landscape person...
03/16/2009 03:18:16 PM
Wow, this looks like you were on a safari or something across a desert! Interesting shot and nice composition.
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03/16/2009 02:52:13 AM
This reminds me of the time I spent in a Land Rover in Morocco. Thanks for the memories!
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03/16/2009 02:11:29 AM
like the detail well done
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03/15/2009 11:18:31 PM
Good composition and I like the streak of blue to offset the sand. On my monitor the rocks in foreground seem to be have some sharpening halos.
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03/15/2009 10:54:58 PM
I like the idea and intent, I just think it would have more impact if the closest jeep were closer in the frame.
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03/15/2009 04:29:35 PM
Super desert terrain scene. Is this in Mauritania? Lovely feeling of space and depth. Great clarity and detail. 7
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03/15/2009 03:48:51 PM
Interesting subject but the composition is rather bland.
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03/15/2009 03:06:39 PM
interesting shot, but could use something to elevate beyond documentary image
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03/15/2009 02:11:22 PM
good representation of the dirt track!
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03/15/2009 10:12:31 AM
Certainly looks like it. A good photo that shows the desolate area. The road takes me right through the photo.
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03/15/2009 07:23:08 AM
clear and crisp. 7
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03/15/2009 06:56:52 AM
shame for the quality

3 ;)
brano
03/14/2009 10:24:35 PM
Very nice shot -- I like it a lot
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03/14/2009 07:55:33 PM
Looks like a Desert Tours expedition in Jordan. That's lots of miles of nothing but sand, rock, and an occasional sagebrush.
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03/14/2009 05:18:58 PM
Looks like a great adventure. Can't wait to read about it...
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03/14/2009 02:30:42 PM
I really get a strong sense of place with this photo. Good work.
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03/14/2009 10:06:32 AM
Oh wow what a long haul. Nice job including the lead truck.
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03/14/2009 08:28:41 AM
The blues & purples in the sky are beautiful against the yellow of the sand.
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03/13/2009 02:13:03 PM
honestly, I would crop the blue off the top and just have the brown area below.. would look more remote
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03/13/2009 12:53:48 PM
Desolate landscape, but beautiful. The cars adds a lot of dimension to this.
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03/13/2009 12:00:59 PM
This title fits well, and the big wide open space solidifies the feeling.
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03/13/2009 11:40:33 AM
Empty, lonely looking place. Vast. Well done.
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03/13/2009 10:21:23 AM
Bleak landscape
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03/13/2009 08:43:18 AM
great pic!
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03/13/2009 08:38:38 AM
Great memory of an adventure.
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03/13/2009 07:55:06 AM
Looks like one can see forever. I like the way the road and the jeeps bring the eye across the image.
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03/13/2009 07:19:35 AM
Where are you going to find a rock?
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03/13/2009 03:30:34 AM
look like a ride for hours - great sense of distance
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03/13/2009 03:06:40 AM
It's not very interesting, but there _is_ a visual appeal here with the rhythm of the 4 trucks (there are 5, but the two on the right function as one for the rhythm).
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03/12/2009 10:47:12 PM
Good shot.
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03/12/2009 10:24:29 AM
Nice composition. Love the color of the sky.
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03/12/2009 06:50:29 AM
Barren place. Were you in search of an oasis? Like the rocky detail in the fore ground.
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03/12/2009 02:19:31 AM
To be honest, the title lets the shot down as it forces a story on the viewer rather than let them interpret the shot themselves
03/12/2009 12:40:39 AM
i wish the colors popped a little bit more, its a very neutral scene
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03/11/2009 06:36:33 PM
It sure looks that way. The trucks really add dimension in this desolate landscape.
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03/11/2009 05:21:21 PM
I would not want to be there. hahah. Nice story to this and nice natural tones.
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03/11/2009 11:45:02 AM
great composition, very interesting picture.
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03/11/2009 08:50:06 AM
A good representation of desert and how vast it is.
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03/11/2009 05:44:44 AM
very good travel shot. maybe a bit oversharp, though
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03/11/2009 03:47:12 AM
Like the feeling of isolation!
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03/11/2009 02:52:48 AM
Nice composition.
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03/11/2009 02:48:46 AM
I wonder where this is - could be a number of different places. An expedition? A military operation? A humanitarian mission? The fact that this is open to interpretation adds to the interest for me.
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03/11/2009 12:57:37 AM
nice composition
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