Photographer's Note

Sam Sand Dunes are situated at a distance of approximately 42 km from the city of Jaisalmer. Located in the midst of the Thar Desert, these sand dunes are amongst the most famous ones in Rajasthan.

One of the most delectable moments comes at the time of the sunset. Watching the sand dunes in the faint orange glow of the sun with the ballads of the legendary lovers playing in the background leaves one completely speechless. But I have to say, this place is extremely commercial & the camel drivers can be a bit too enterprising ;-)

The sun was tired
Having blazed the whole day,
Now he readies himself to go to bed....
The colourful ladies cross the dunes,
flowing dresses and melodious jingles
The dunes started to change colours,
From green to red and gold,
as if trying to seduce the sun away from setting.
The shadows stopped, awed by the desert’s resplendence
Waited in awe, as the ladies pass by,
Longer and longer they grew,
reaching for them pleading them not to pass by
But alas, soon they would melt away,
swallowed by the darkness of the desert...

Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and darkness which that thing provides.
Junichiro Tanizaki (Japanese Writer – 1886-1965)

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Additional Photos by Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
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