Oct 14, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Tunisian Sahara




Tunisian Sahara 2002 On Film HDR [Explore]



In this beautiful photograph we see the vast Sahara desert from Tunisia. Photographer Alex Erkiletian originally took this shot in 2002. In the photograph description on Flickr, Alex says:

“This is another old 35mm kodak slide that I shot and had under exposed slightly. I had under exposed this roll by one stop and had intended to have it pushed one stop by the developer but I forgot to have the lab push it. I kept the underexposed slides in the hopes that one day technology would be able to save the images. So, as an experiment I thought I’d see if today’s tech could save my old work. Using my d300s I took 9 shots of the original slide at multiple exposures using a tungsten back light and my macro lens. Then I ran them through the photomatix HDR software and here it is. HDR from 35mm film stock!” – Source: Flickr

The Sahara is the world’s largest hot desert and third largest desert, after Antarctica and the Arctic. At over 9,400,000 square kilometres (3,600,000 sq mi), it covers most of North Africa, making it almost as large as China or the United States. The Sahara stretches from the Red Sea, including parts of the Mediterranean coasts, to the outskirts of the Atlantic Ocean. [Source: Wikipedia]