New Gallery - Micro-Dunes

August 22, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Photography of sand dunes isn't new. It was done by the great masters such as Edward Weston and Brett Weston long time ago, and resulted in breathtaking, some say even erotic images. The gentle lines of the sand dunes, contrasted by the harsh lighting of early morning or late afternoon, creates striking curves and tones. Maybe it's the best subject to demonstrate what light in photography is all about.

Sand dunes have been one of my favorite subjects for a long time. While Israel is blessed with many different types of landscape - sand dunes included - it is hard to find an area large enough to have a clean image presenting only the sands, without vegetation or human interference. This is my way of coping with it.

From the photographic point of view, images of these small-scale-dunes remind me of images taken with high ISO. While they preserve the nature of the large dunes, they are rougher, less smooth. Being Israeli, maybe it's only poetic...

This was inspired by Brett Weston's White Sands images.

Small Scale Sand Dunes, IsraelMicro Dunes #8


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