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Serpentine by michaelanderson Serpentine by michaelanderson
A warm tropical sunrise illuminates the lakes and dunes of the Lencois Maranhenses, Brazil.

I was happy to see the sun again after a powerful thunderstorm rocked my campsite overnight. I had watched with trepidation as a towering wall of black clouds moved in toward me after sunset. Huge cracks of thunder were breaking the silence. A powerful wind kicked up and I realized I better set up my Bivi Sack before the wind made it impossible. Just as I got it set up, the purple rippled bottom of the thunderstorm let loose with driving rain. I dove into the Bivi and waited for the thunderstorm to pass, hoping to try a few starlight shots when it was over. But the storm didnīt stop. It grew stronger as the night turned utterly black. Lightning was flashing through the fabric of the Bivi and I could feel the sand underneath me vibrate with the thunder. Lightning and thunder were flashing and crashing every 20 seconds. I had set my bivi up on a fairly low spot in the dunes, but it was still pretty wild out there and I was flinching with every crack of thunder. It was surreal being alone out there, and the sky was SO black except for the sharp flashes of lightning. I finally fell asleep, wet and cold from a leak in my bivi bag. When I woke up again, the last stars had begun to fade and I could see the storm had finally drifted off to the far horizon. I quickly grabbed my camera out of a dry bag and made it to this spot just as the first warm rays of sunrise hit the dunes and the sand began to dry out...
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jesterglm Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow your photos are incredible.
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andresT73 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Just a fantastic pic
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voissane Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ei, vocÍ tŠ pertinho de mim! :D
Bela foto de um belo lugar ;)
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marcuslewis Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Holy crap. I love these beach photos.
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Rain-tear Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
And the most amazing part is that This place isnt really a beach.
It is more like an Oasis.
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ratstats Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
love this one more!
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tudor123 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
wow, is this real ???
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ChiFeng-dA Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
:wow:
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mdiana Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
great story to accompany a truly great photo
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yonashek Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
I am truly amazed by all those curves and lines with perfect light! beautiful!
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Marba Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
it's just magic, great job!
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xzendor7 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011   Digital Artist
Amazing Story And Exceptional Photograph
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Astranat Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
featured [link] ;)
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Astranat Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
featured [link] ;)
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coulombic Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011   Photographer
That's seriously awesome. Very well-composed, great lighting. Much like all of your other images, this one distinctively rings of perfection.
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SusanMellen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This beautiful work has been featured here: [link]
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Jazzhead Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Very NICE!
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Rnomad Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
:wow: fantastic image.

TY. talk about being in the right place at the right time. Im sure we all have stories about the image that got away ;-0

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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Fantastic composition, and contrast between the light on the dunes and the dark sky.
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foureyes Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
I love it !!!!...:+fav: your eye for composition is 'one of a kind ' :nod:
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photocrafter Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
So Stunning!
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dwth Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student Artist
This photo has been featured on Thumbs of the Week 175th/176th.:wave:
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webworm Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Great capture!
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LeashaAHooker Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011   Photographer
Absolutely stunning shot! Thank you for sharing your adventure with us, I was on the edge of my seat reading it!! :heart:
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vincentfavre Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Delightful...
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Excellent! Great composure, and great use of light.
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alireza1 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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Erozja Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Hi! :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal here: [link] :heart:

Greetings! :aww:
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Zhaanman Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Breath taking moments both with this shot and your reflections on your night Thanks! Sounds like one wild ride!
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Originalbossman Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
This is killer bro. Checking your new stuff is pretty much the only reason I log on here anymore. Do you shoot medium format? Ive been looking at used systems.
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Hisdem Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Amazing capture!
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twelvemotion Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Surreal and dreamlike! Very interesting!
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scotto Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011   Photographer
I really like this, great work.
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Lucky you to have had twice the thrill of the world splendor... And lucky us that you were there to capture it! ;)
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TomKilbane Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
wow...what a story too!
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Febo-theRealOne Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
for my taste way oversaturated blue color though I usually like your processing very much. Lencois is one of my "must see" locations. excelent photo anyway.
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work
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psyfre Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Lovely reflection. Amazing capture!
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O-Gosh Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
This is amazing!
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011   Photographer
Wonderful image Michael and an exciting story to go with it!
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Exquisite. :-)
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dominique-merot Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Really surreal and beautiful, a dream.
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the-shining Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The textures are impressive...
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Judean1 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Great shot!
It was definitely worth it being out there - through the storm - to catch this pic.
Really beautiful! :)
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o0oLUXo0o Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
WOW! That's All I got is WOW! Great Shot!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
That is just unreal...The colors and comp are just too good. Definitely one of your best.
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mjagiellicz Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
looks great!
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