Attempting to hurl themselves into the sky, tents tug at their ropes and dance in a high wind after a freak rainstorm soaks a beach in Saudi Arabia.
the image is simple yet so very strong!
24 Jul 2008 5:13am
@Rags: Many thanks, Rags.
Wow, don't think I would want to be there.
24 Jul 2008 5:18am
@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve. I usually went there to windsurf.
What an image Michael. You can almost hear the wind howling and it is a wonder that some of these tents didn't take off. Great image.
24 Jul 2008 5:21am
@Marion: They were pegged down really good. Many thanks, Marion.
Looks like you caught this just in time Michael, don't think they would have been there much longer! You have captured the drama of the wind well!
24 Jul 2008 6:04am
@~Kylie~: Thank you very much, Kylie.
gorgeous! i love how you can "feel" the tempest in this photo...very captivating indeed :)
24 Jul 2008 6:05am
@rain girl: Thank you, rain girl.
wow! simply wild! these tents remind me of vicious squid in a feeding frenzy at night! such raw power! excellent!!!
24 Jul 2008 6:24am
@dj.tigersprout: thanks, Jaycee. I enjoyed your comment.
This is stunning, you've managed to capture the wind and harsh conditions very good and the B&W conversion makes it even stronger! Would love to visit that country!
24 Jul 2008 6:29am
@Monique: Thank you, Monique. Your comment was delightful.
As I really like to stay in tents this picture is something I can really connect with. Extreme situation here very well captured.
24 Jul 2008 6:32am
@Mirko Herzner: Thanks a lot, Mirko. Everything that wasn't nailed down was simply blown away.
A very nice image and the B&W makes it very very strong !!
24 Jul 2008 6:57am
@Erik: thank you, Erik.
24 Jul 2008 6:58am
@Cia: thank you, Cia.
Quelle atmosphère pour celle-ci!! on a l'impression d'y être et d'entendre le vent souffler...
24 Jul 2008 7:17am
@Evelyne Dubos: Merci, Evelyne.
Tempest is a good way to put it! Great shot!
24 Jul 2008 7:41am
@Koushiro~光子郎: thanks very much, Koushiro.
Superbe ! ambiance bien rendue - feeling well shown :)
24 Jul 2008 7:52am
@Pascale Kisilak: Merci, Pascale.
Intriguing scene, almost a bit scary!
24 Jul 2008 8:04am
@MadScientist: Perhaps so. thank you, MS.
24 Jul 2008 9:04am
@António Pires: Thank you, Antonio.
Did any of them blow away! Great shot, Michael!
24 Jul 2008 10:10am
@Betty: No, they all stayed up. thank you, Betty.
It's a wonder YOU weren't blown away as you stood there to capture this "tempest".
It's obvious those ropes are straining to release the tent's anchors! Good shot!
24 Jul 2008 10:51am
@Judy: I stood my ground but the noise of flapping tents was a real din. thank you, Judy.
What incredible mood in this, I love it, and if I'm not mistaken you've displayed one similar-theme before, and I'm just as impressed now as I was then, gosh the MOOD, it's all about the mood wow..I'd say I was blown or swept away but I'm pretty sure I said that the last time ;)
24 Jul 2008 11:34am
@Lorraine: I was going to call it "Blown away." But that came to me only after more than 10 comments so I didn't want to change anything. A wonderful comment as usual. Thank you, Lorraine.
Such tension! My heart sped up just looking at the conditions! Yikes. Great shot of the mood of this!
@Tracey: Thanks so much, Tracey.
excellent :) I like the tones of sky a lot ;)
24 Jul 2008 11:43am
@Ondro: Thank you, Ondro.
great mood, framing and theme - the best image for today
24 Jul 2008 1:31pm
@yiannis krikis: Thank you, Yiannis. I appreciate that.
Very dramatic, Michael ... nice work on the B&W.
24 Jul 2008 2:03pm
@Ron: thanks so much, Ron.
Very nice! Are you in Hong kong now? Because i saw it on a comment on my blog, or is it wrong? I corrected it and put :"Slovakia", right?
24 Jul 2008 3:07pm
@Eleftheria!: Thank you, Eleftheria. Hong Kong is wrong and for some reason keeps showing up. Yes, it's usually Slovakia although at the moment I'm in Saudi Arabia.
Very cool (and windy) composition. Kind of a Tempest in a Tent Pot.
24 Jul 2008 3:11pm
@Michael Rawluk: Thanks, Michael. Very witty!
Very different from anything I've seen in tents. Wow.
24 Jul 2008 3:24pm
@sherri: They are the Saudi version of a beach tent. Thanks so much for commenting, Sherri.
Amazing photograph. Seems like the tents are trying to say something - as if telling us to let go of these veils of protection that we so desperately seek, and to face our fears head on! :)
Love & Peace.
24 Jul 2008 3:56pm
@Sumedh: I like your interesting interpretation. Thank you, Sumedh.
Great shot. For me the story is not the wind, but where are the people during the storm!
24 Jul 2008 4:25pm
@DonLon: They fled. Thanks very much, DonLon.
Interesting shot. Like the B&W.
@Twelvebit: thank you, 12bit.
Impressive scene and the b&w processing adds even more drama to the overall composition. Excellent!
24 Jul 2008 4:29pm
@ManuelaR: thank you so much, Manuela.
this is an awesome image Michael - I would definitely frame it if I were you - NICE and LARGE!!! :) Perfect in b/w
24 Jul 2008 5:40pm
@Mandy Provan: Thank you, Mandy. I really appreciate that and will certainly consider framing.
Nicely timed capture, great colours
24 Jul 2008 6:09pm
@Peter Miller: Thank you, Peter.
What a great shot! It looks great in b&w. Excellent capture, well done!
24 Jul 2008 6:38pm
@Ina: Thank you very much, Ina.
Are they trying to take off. well taken
24 Jul 2008 7:19pm
@Alun Lambert: Yes, they would like to escape. Thanks for commenting, Alun.
Ah... a bit of a breeze Michael, typical English summer weather ;) Only joking, very good shot here.
24 Jul 2008 7:29pm
@Observing: True. Very much British sun-bathing weather. LOL. Thanks for the fun comment, Mike.
Michael - A great title for this really dramatic image. Nature serving it up and you returned her serve. Nice.
24 Jul 2008 8:27pm
@Stephen Phillips: Thank you, Stephen. It is the place I usually go windsurfing but on this day, the wind was just too strong.
watch out for sensor dust!
25 Jul 2008 3:30pm
@Daniel: I do in this sandy place. thank you, Daniel.
really great shot - i can feel the wind and hear the fabric flapping wildly!
26 Jul 2008 7:41am
@djedfre: Thank you, djedfre.
Beautiful picture in BW. I love it.
26 Jul 2008 1:03pm
These tents seem to protect nothing... The comfort seems minimum !
26 Jul 2008 9:25pm
@Denis: I agree. thank you, Denis.
The Dance of the Tents......great capture and very inspired angle! Love the tonality,too! Very stormy!
27 Jul 2008 12:52pm
@Japanalia: I agree. thanks again for commenting.
Marvellous shot! The B&W works so well here.....
10 Aug 2008 4:57pm
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