I am usually not a fan of shooting directly into the sun, especially when there is not any cloud cover that helps shade the harshness of the light. However, sometimes you have to take a chance. It may not always work, but sometimes with persistence you get lucky. Shooting int the dry scrub of Samburu National Reserve in Kenya called for taking that chance.
I wanted to attempt to capture the feeling of the atmosphere and environment that can be found in Samburu. As the wind picked up in the evening dust and sand began to swirl across the landscape. The sun setting behind a hill and the haze created by the sand helped cut the harshness of the light from the sun. It also added a little bit of a natural blurry effect to the picture. Although there was not a cloud in the sky the small windstorm created the perfect conditions to try shooting toward the sun. For my style of shooting the best filters are natural elements.