Recently I worked on an image of the sand dunes of the Namib. I had woke whilst it was still dark and made my way to the desert, each foot sinking into the sand as I battled the dunes. Morning had just broken by the time I got my camera out and the sun was so low that it really gave body and form to the landscape. There was a pink on the horizon that bled into a baby blue sky and made the scene ethereal.
Not more than ten minutes after I took this photo the sun would already be so high in the sky that it would blanket everything with harsh light rendering the landscape monotone and dull. It was a peaceful, serene moment, and I remember it like yesterday. It was not yesterday though; it was almost a decade ago. So I could not help but contain a laugh when someone commented that the dynamic range and colours were superb and a testament to the quality of my new camera. It was, however, shot on a 10MP camera I bought back in 2005.