Friday, September 17, 2010

Sunrise over the Nubian Desert, North Sudan


Last Sunday we travelled into the desert and I captured this image of the sunrise a short distance outside Khartoum. The powerlines remind us that civilisation is in every area of Northern Sudan

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The Arabic word for sunrise is Shrwq ash-Shms (sherock a shems)

15 comments:

  1. Stunning! There is nothing quite like an African sunset ;-)

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  2. Gorgeous sunrise, Jo.... That is a fabulous one. The colors are fabulous.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. What a gorgeous sunrise. The wild land and the powerlines make a nice contrast.

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  4. Fantastic! It looks BIGGER than ever.

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  5. What lovely colors! You were up early that day!! Enjoy the weekend.

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  6. Hi Jo,
    Awesome sunrise. Beautiful colors...you can almost feel the heat.
    ☼ Sunny

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  7. the sun looks so much bigger over there!!

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  8. What a fantastic sunset, precious shot!
    Waving hello from the Med.

    My SkyWatch

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  9. That's a wonderful sunset !! I hope I will see the same soon, :) !

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  10. The sun is soooo big and the colours beautiful.

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  11. This is a stunning shot Jo. Living in the middle of the city as I do, there are always power lines and things in the way so I never get to take nice shots of the sunrise or sunset anymore. Now I am going to the bush for a couple of weeks and will make up for it. :)

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  12. What a glorious way to end the day and what a superb capture, Jo! Such glowing, dramatic colors! Happy SWF! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  13. Gorgeous sight to end the day with, Jo! The colors are beautiful. Happy Skywatching!

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  14. Fantastic shot Jo, as always!

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  15. The setting sun looks so huge! Spectacular, Jo. The sun never looks that huge in my sunset shots, and if I crop the photo a lot to make the sun look large, it's blurry. I guess it's because I have a not very expensive camera--Canon PowerShot SD600 digital ELPH , 6 mb. Maybe I can get a used bigger mb camera on Ebay for a good price.

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