Tamron Prize Challenge: Travel and Nature

Challenge #1 in the Tamron Prize Challenge series. Hosted by Tamron Challenge, Simon Joinson.
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Give us your best Travel or Nature shot and you could win a superb SP 17-50MM F/2.8 Di II XR VC LD Aspherical (IF), which sets high-performance DSLRs free with SP engineering, F/2.8 maximum aperture and Tamron VC. To find out more about this highly praised lens check out http://tamron-usa.com/lenses/prod/1750_vc_b005.asp. The winner of this challenge (as decided by public vote) will receive a Tamron SP 17-50MM F/2.8 Di II XR VC zoom lens (in Canon EF-S or Nikon mount). If the winner is a full frame user, we will substitute the SP 28-75mm F/2.8. No other substitutions will be offered. No cash alternative is available. Prizes are non transferable and non refundable. Competition open to any registered dpreview.com member, anywhere in the world.
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Erg Chebbi in Morocco. My wife and I had climbed a sand dune to see the sunrise over the Algerian border after having slept in Berber tents the night before. I climbed on a head of her and she snapped this photo of me at the top with my footprints behind me.
Submitted: Tuesday, 4th October, 2011 21:16 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 6th February, 2007
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Notes: This photo proves that the best camera is the one you have with you. It was an older Canon Powershot, most likely on auto. Minor crop, straightening and color balance in Lightroom.
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