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September 4, 2013
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Canon
Model
Canon EOS 600D
Shutter Speed
1/640 second
Aperture
F/7.1
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
125
Date Taken
Sep 3, 2013, 8:28:48 AM
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GIMP 2.8.4
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Sands and Skyscrapers by MARX77 Sands and Skyscrapers by MARX77
Dubai, U.A.E.
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:iconandroidman:
the first thing that hits me about this image is heat, the fact that the buildings in the background are shimmering slightly alludes to the fact that its is very hot, the man in the foreground, his head covered as well as his neck shows this is a very hot day. the fact the sand breaks up what would otherwise be another vista of builidings/building sites/skyline is very interesting. the story as i read it. sand before the skyscraper. its is very colourful and not even using a zoom lens, which adds to the perspective. the way the sand dominates this photo is also interesting , maybe showing that nature, in the end, is the winner.

the placement of the worker lends scale to the image, although i cant help but wonder that the image may have looked better if they were standing in between the buildings, but thats just me..
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DarkRose407 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hello there, I just wanted to say that you are quite the photographer and I used this picture as inspiration for 2 poems and a story I'm writing. All of which are for an event for this group I'm in, Literary Publications.
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013   Photographer
Hi,
That's really wonderful to know, Taliah. I'm honored!
And if it's alright with you, could you be so kind as to send me the links to your poems and story after you've posted them?
I'd be very grateful.

Thank you kindly!
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:iconjim373:
jim373 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Wild shot! :D
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013   Photographer
Thanks, man! :D
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:iconjim373:
jim373 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013   Digital Artist
My pleasure, bro! :D
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:iconnattygrego:
Nattygrego Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
cool shot buddy
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013   Photographer
Thanks, dude 
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:icontrippy4u:
Trippy4U Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Superb work, K-man :ahoy:
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Photographer
Cheers, Rich! Much appreciated, man. :iconcheers2plz:
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:icontrippy4u:
Trippy4U Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Love the background juxtaposed against this foreground.
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:iconifedorovskaya:
IFedorovskaya Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great contrast between unstable sand and this monolith!
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Photographer
Iryna!! Hey, you're back! :D
How ya been? 
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:iconifedorovskaya:
IFedorovskaya Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Long trip to Ukraine... I didn't see my country for 11 years... It was a great experience!
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:iconbindii:
bindii Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
In the Dubai mountains... :lol:
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Photographer
Haha! :lol:
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:iconbindii:
bindii Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Good one and all the sandy mountains are crashing like the whole
insane building industry one day... :D
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Photographer
Oh, the buildings will remain, and for a very long time too. 
It's just the humans who'll go extinct one day, if they keep messing with Mother Nature like this. ;)
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:iconbindii:
bindii Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
... yes for the humans time is up soon... ;)
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
g r e a t . c o l o u r s
a n d . t h e . t a l l . Burj Khalifa
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Photographer
Thank you my friend! 
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
a n y . t i m e . =)=)
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:icon13-septembre:
13-septembre Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
:wow: with this pigmented sand, we may paint! =P
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Photographer
Correction. Imported pigmented sand. ;)
Ever wondered what happened to Florida's sand? Dubai is what happened. They bought it all. :lol:
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:icon13-septembre:
13-septembre Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
!!! i thought it was easy to find sand in your country, only, with this heat, it may change in glass! =D
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Photographer
Oh, they have locally grown sand here...  but the government is saving it for the near future when they've used up all of Florida's (and maybe the world's) sand and then they'll sell the local sand back for 4 times the value. =P
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:icon13-septembre:
13-septembre Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Yeah, the USA do the same thing with the petrol! ^.^
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:iconvermontster:
Vermontster Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
__omfg __     :thumbsup:
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Photographer
:lol:  :bow:
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:iconawstein:
Awstein Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Wow, that's pretty amazing. The colors are beautiful and I love the atmosphere of implacable heat! Great job.
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Photographer
Hi, Anna 
Thank you very much!!
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:iconawstein:
Awstein Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
You're welcome :) !
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:iconmangawhio:
mangawhio Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Wow, that's what I call a sand castle! 
Spectacular shot, Khuram.
Cuddles+Owlie: Sandcastle 
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Photographer
Thanks a lot, Pete! :iconcheers2plz:
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great contrasts in this one Khuram
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Photographer
Cheers, David! 
Glad you like it, my friend. 
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i do!
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:iconcanankk:
Canankk Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Dubai is a sci-fi city! 
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Photographer
It certainly is! 
And if not, then its very, very close to becoming one. :nod:
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:iconhayley--jade:
hayley--jade Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oooh :clap:
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Photographer
Thanks, Beth! :bow:
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:iconhayley--jade:
hayley--jade Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome! :hug:
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:iconkokinomala:
kokinomala Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
nice;)
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Photographer
Thanks, Helen! :heart:
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:iconkokinomala:
kokinomala Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
you are welcome:hug:
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:icondougnz:
DougNZ Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Very nice, cool contrast :thumbsup:
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Photographer
Thanks very much, Doug!  :highfive:
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