Patterns of mud after a rare intense desert rainstorm — formed in a normally dry stream bed (wadi) and photographed in early morning light — after only a few hours of desert heat it was back to dust.

Featured in “Abstracts from Nature” Oct 17 – 2008
Featured in Photowriting Nov 2 2008


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  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 6 years ago

    O _ M _ G!!!!!!!! Only YOU could make MUD BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! Holy WOWZER, Dave!!!!! This is gorgeous!!!! Wait … oh hang on a sec … WHO are you trying to kid? You whipped up a nice batch of chocolate fudge and are trying to fool everybody!!! But you’re NOT foolin’ meeeeee!!!!!! Here, gimme that spoon!!!!!

  • Hey Hey Lois — thanks sweetie — now you have gone and put chocolate into my head — – this is the real color of the mud — I like how it takes you away from a concept of something dirty and makes it attractive — thanks again – dave

    – David Clark

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 6 years ago

    This is a superb shot, well done

  • thanks Paulette — it was fun to compose this shot — dave

    – David Clark

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansalmost 6 years ago

    Are you sure this is not chocolate Dave. I’m with Lois, where are the spoons lol. This is the most beautiful mud I’ve ever seen. Would look great with some cream or raspberry sauce LOL

  • Hey Lyn — now you should not have said raspberry sauce — one of my favorite deserts — maybe I should photoshop some in here — thanks – dave

    – David Clark

  • alneaimi
    alneaimialmost 6 years ago

    This is just stunning Dave .. my top favorite of your work.

  • wow that is a great compliment – I took it this summer in Al Ain after a heavy rain — it was still wet and shining and just did not look like the idea of mud — thanks very much — dave

    – David Clark

  • Daniel Fitzgerald
    Daniel Fitzgeraldalmost 6 years ago

    wow thats amazing!

  • thank you Daniel – and thanks for the watchlist also — dave

    – David Clark

  • linaji
    linajialmost 6 years ago

    I love what Lois said.. I feel you bring me to the table of Natures Feasts and overstuff me with as Lois said.. a nice batch of chocolate fudge…Wadi Style!! xox

  • Hey Linaji — wadi style rules!!! seems like everyone has a sweet tooth today — thanks much – dave

    – David Clark

  • Arletta
    Arlettaalmost 6 years ago

    Wow! Now that is really something. It’s so beautiful and shiny and .. like sculpted chocolate.

  • thanks Arletta – chocolate seems to be the consensus – dave

    – David Clark

  • sunshine0
    sunshine0almost 6 years ago

    It looks like chocolate frosting. Someone give me a spoon! Looks yummy!

  • fortunately I did not taste it — but it does get those taste buds active — dave — thanks

    – David Clark

  • hi SUnshine — everyone’s sweet tooth is working overtime I guess — funny how everyone is thinking chocolate — thanks dave

    – David Clark

  • Clive
    Clivealmost 6 years ago

    A very tasty capture my friend, such great detail and colour, instant fav

  • Hi Clive — thanks for the favorite — I wouldnt try to eat this though — dave

    – David Clark

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 6 years ago

    Amazing capture Dave!

  • thank you Bela – dave

    – David Clark

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