Photographing the desert is always a surprising endeavour as you’re never quite sure what you’ll find. Although the desert is by its definition an empty place, sand dunes always look different from one day to the next as they are constantly moved by the wind.
Every time I go into the desert, I always get fascinated by the beautiful shapes the dunes make and usually, if you’re early enough, those shapes become even more interesting because of the way the light and shadows move across the sand. Within a period of 10-15 minutes a sand dune can look really different and this was the case with the image to the left. I noticed the shape and then I waited for about 20 minutes, until the rising sun created a balance between the light and the shadow in the frame.