The edge of the world

Last anonymous Tumblr photo before I pledge to post more shots with photographer credits. This time, a landscape.

I like this shot because of the contrasting landscapes; in the foreground a desert dune seems to extend to the edge of a cliff & on the horizon, razor sharp ridges ascend to mountainous peaks which look as though they should be covered in snow. The juxtaposition of these hard rocks against the sand dunes in the foreground provides a textural contrast that also appeals to me.

The landscape is quite barren- no foliage to speak of and no evidence of habitation- it lends a sense of solitude and extreme isolation- almost as though it is a lunar landscape.

The light is even and looks as though it may be early-morning or just before dusk- it adds to the solemnity of the image nicely.

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