Shades of Oman Dunes
Light is so amazing. I am always intrigued by how light reflects, shapes, and highlights a scene.
Looking from the top of a tall dune, I could see across the sabkha (salt flat), where another tall dune was. I wanted to grab my telephoto to check it out, and when I did I saw the most amazing lines in the dunes that were close to me. So - I went on a hike with this idea in mind of finding dune slopes that intersected closely, whilst placing the dune in the distance into the middle of the frame and intersections. From the start of my thought process I knew I wanted a black and white image to show off the lines and shading in the dunes. The biggest trick was finding a place where the sun was at just the right angle - slightly to the camera's left and nearly backlighting the entire scene.
The best part of this image was the hike to get it. I crawled up 4 dunes scoping out the landscape before I chose this as my favorite scene to shoot.