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I suppose they could be. There are certainly three of them – and they’re empty handed, so possibly they’ve delivered their gifts. And they’re setting off into the desert as if they’re from afar.
But just one moment. I’m not sure they’re all men, and their clothes look remarkably modern. You’d think they would at least each have a camel or a donkey and, perhaps, would be on speaking terms! It seems there is also a cameraman with them. Now that’s a surprise!
The truth is the photo was taken about four years ago on the dunes of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. The positioning of the walkers was fortuitous and was not contrived.
Dune grasses have provided the subject for a number of my photographs. I enjoy their spiky character and fine lines which contrast with the flexible flowering grasses found in a meadow.
Dune grasses frequently form distinctive, natural patterns that can be lost to the casual viewer. To draw attention to the patterns, in most cases I have removed the background or used a neutral or contrasting colour (as in Dune Grasses).
Removing the background provides an opportunity to create abstract minimalist compositions of fine lines within a defined space.
I hope you enjoy them.