This is the last of my shots from the desert, and while it's nowhere near as striking as the previous two, I really like this one. On the day we went, it was quite windy, and there was a lot of sand and dust in the air. A consequence of this is that the light was really odd – bright, but extremely diffuse. On a dull day in the UK, the light can be quite flat and uniform, but nothing like the light I experienced in the desert. Here, it seemed to hang in the air, as though it came from everywhere at once. It made shooting the wider landscapes of the previous two shots quite difficult, but for this sort of close-up it was wonderful.
5.39pm on 22/3/07|
EF 17-40 f/4L USM