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DUNE "145"

This image was given a "HIGHLY HONORED AWARD" (Nature as ART category)at the Nature's Best Magazine photography competition, - "The Best of 2006".
The winning images will be exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History main gallery in Washington, D.C. starting Nov. 10 2006 to October of 2007.

This is one of the many giant red sand dunes of the Namib desert found in the Sossus Vlei region. It is called "dune 145". Different than many other sand dunes,
these are stationary and do not shift overtime by the force of the wind. They are the tallest dunes in the world and their beautiful red color is due to their high iron content and other minerals.
The sensual and elegants lines in the crest of the dune are created by the effect of the wind which I wanted to emphasize in this picture by excluding other elements like the ski.
The trees at the base of the dune provide a reference element on the size of the dune.

SPANISH: En este foto se aprecian las suaves y elegantes ondulaciones en las crestas de las dunas, las cuales se forman por efecto del viento.
Dos árboles en la falda de la duna dan referencia del tamaño de estas inmensas dunas.
Esta duna en particular está denominada como Duna “145” en los mapas de la región y he ahí la razón del título de esta fotografía.

Región de Sossus Vlei, desierto de Namibia
Agosto 30, 2005
Canon 1Ds Mark II
Canon 70-200 mm f/2.8L USM
1/50s at f/9
ISO- 100 Luz ambiental –
Gitzo MK2 Reporter Carbon Fiber Tripod
Wimberley WH101 Head w/Quick Release C30

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adesmond04-Jun-2010 03:11
Antonio 26-Oct-2007 01:49
Great, great photo !! The type that can make any photographer a legend !!
dan 16-Sep-2007 07:03
Unics 26-Jul-2007 03:48

This photo is invited to, a index of www cool photos.
Doria26-Jun-2007 22:08
Yep, definitely a winner here. Well done.
Guest 20-Jun-2007 12:27
This image is well deserving of the award, its a truly beautiful and well planned work.
Guest 19-May-2007 20:59
Absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations, Cesar.
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