Sandstorm from Sahara...!!!

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Yesterday was a very strange day. The scenery was as if we were on Mars! A huge cloud of dark red sand covered the island of Cyprus (which is common here) with combination of high moisture (+90%), giving an extra-terrestrial sky... especially with a little help of a Graduated Grey ND Retin Filter

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Perfect Panos!
Looks like the end is nigh!

Sometimes these storms even reach C-Europe, which is especially funny in winter when the snow gets a reddish-yellow tint. But the sun-sets in these rare occasions are matchless.
 
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Harry S. said:
Looks like the end is nigh!
Well, there were some elder people that told me to... stay at home :shock:
When I asked what for, they simply laughed with me and said with eachother "he don't know"... :?
Hmmm... the only thing that bothers me is that I didn't find out... 8)
 
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Thanks all for your nice comments. That will ease my anger... I have to "wash" all the gear I had with me, the car, my clothes, Lambros... even my mobile phone :twisted:
You can't imagine the places where I found sand.... (OK you can :wink: )
 
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Incredible shots Panos. These should be in National Geographic. 8)

Not something that you would like to subject your equipment to every day though. :?

Regards,

Frank
 
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Thanks all for your comments. The sandstorm is gone, but the local people say it was a ...minor one :shock:

We should expect a lot bigger and "heavier" ones. What they mean with "heavier" is when you find a blanket of sand at least 1 inch on your car!!! :shock:

If this is the case, next time I'm going out with a UW case to protect my camera... :wink:
 
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Spectacular Panos,

Tough on the gear, and everything else from what you said. The UW sounds like a great idea, or a safe one.

Rather difficult t0 use the D100 as a throw away and take it in the shower :>)).
 
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RomanJohnston said:
Very nice capture of a very unique phenomonon! The filter gives it a lot of drama.
Thanks Roman, indeed the Grad ND retin filters can reveal what our eyes and cameras can't... I always cary them with me but the last year or so, it's the first time I use them.

Gale said:
Tough on the gear, and everything else from what you said. The UW sounds like a great idea, or a safe one.

Rather difficult t0 use the D100 as a throw away and take it in the shower :>)).
WHAT!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: You mean I made a terrible mistake putting my D100 in my washing machine!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
Hehe, it took me almost 4 hours to clean my gear, but then again sometimes I tend to be a...hypochondriac perfectionist, especially when it comes to cleaning my gear. 8)
 

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