The sun peaking out over a sand dune

Socotra Sunrise

Socotra, Yemen
The sun peaking out over a sand dune
Captured on

Panasonic Lumix G7

f / 7.0
Shutter Speed
1.5 seconds
Focal Length
Lens Used

Lumix 14-42mm

Edited with

Lightroom CC


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The sun peaking out over a sand dune
The sun peaking out over a sand dune

Socotra, Yemen

The Story

Behind the Shot

At the edge of an island paradise, sand dunes embraced the shoreline, sculpted by the ebb and flow of the ocean breeze. With my camera in hand, I ventured into this ethereal landscape, drawn by the captivating beauty of the dunes. The interplay of light and shadow danced upon the golden sand, creating a symphony of textures and hues. As I composed the shot, the undulating shapes of the dunes became the focal point, leading the eye towards the infinite horizon.

The photograph became a visual tribute to the ephemeral nature of sand dunes, a testament to their ever-shifting forms and their delicate balance between land and sea. It served as an invitation to immerse oneself in the serenity of this island oasis, to feel the warmth of the sand beneath your feet, and to appreciate the timeless allure of the sand dunes on the edge of the island—a reminder that nature's beauty can be found even in the simplest and most humble of landscapes.

Captured on
September 4, 2019