Saharan Silhouette, by Nilla Palmer

The uncomfortable 2-hour camel ride across undulating golden sands and never-ending horizons reveals secrets of what the Western Sahara wishes to relinquish. Merzouga our destination, hosts hard sleeping mats in Bedouin tents, which leak. But, it only rains twice a year in the Sahara, right? It poured with rain on this night, drenching our hard mats, but the cameleers said we brought them luck! Dawn broke revealing a perfect silhouette of only two colours, deepest black and indigo blue.

Saharan Silhouette, by Nilla Palmer

Canon EOS 550D | Exposure f/4.5 @ 1/100sec | ISO 400
Saharan Silhouette, by Nilla Palmer

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | January 30
Award Score: 61 (Value 11, Clarity 11, Composition 15, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Artistic Photography
Photograph Location: Western Sahara | Morocco

Photographer: Nilla Palmer (Brisbane, Australia) Registered
Nilla Palmer’s natural desire to travel and photograph many parts of the world started 27 years ago. Although her photography addiction first started with a 110mm film camera, then progressing to 35mm cameras, a photography course, which included B&W darkroom techniques, and recently digital cameras. Nilla captures whatever strikes her at a precise moment but strives for images that will etch in people’s minds. Nilla’s intent is to reveal a story through her images for an audience, which she hopes inspires and encourages people to visit far off lands. She invites everyone to enjoy her gallery and feel free to contact her with any comments.


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