To attempt an understanding of Muad’Dib without understanding his mortal enemies, the Harkonnens, is to attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing Darkness. It cannot be. -from "Manual of Muad’Dib" by the Princess Irulan

Frank Herbert’s Dune is quite possibly my favourite book. Ever. A masterpiece of writing. A masterpiece in science fiction. A masterpiece in any genre. So brilliant even people who are not into science fiction absolutely love it. If you have not already read it, I suggest go out and buy it now! If you have read it, it’s probably time to re-read it! I am re-reading it presently for the umpteenth time.

A recently developed shot from Namibia was pointed out to me by a friend of mine as having some nice Dune (the book) qualities. Most dune images from Namibia could easily be mistaken for the sand planet Arrakis (a planet with just sand – my paradise!) This one has special Arrakis qualities though.The Light and the Darkness could easily conceal some Fremen fighters or a Maker worm. Study the light, the darkness, the shapes and the lines here and tell me what you think. And remember: Think you of the fact that a deaf person cannot hear. Then, what deafness may we not all possess? What senses do we lack that we cannot see and cannot hear another world all around us?

Click to see large size on my gallery! Copyright Flemming Bo Jensen Photography

Dune Shapes and Shadows
© Flemming Bo Jensen Photography

And ending with a favourite Dune quote of mine:

No Fear. Fear is the Mind Killer!

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  1. truenorthmark 10 years ago

    Hi Bo,

    Nice crisp and clean image mate…and the words are deep dude!!

    Cheers,

    Mark

  2. Charlene 10 years ago

    Yes sir! Right away sir!

    Dune is on my evergrowing To Read list. One of these days I'll get around to it, after the Foundation series my other half keeps pestering me to start…

    You know what this image reminds me of? That 90s horror movie Tremors (where man eating worm things prevail). It traumatised me to no end as a small kid, and to this day sand that color always makes me think of it!

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 10 years ago

      Hehehehe, Tremors, yes of course! Love that movie, it is so funny! Brilliant B-movie scifi! "God damn underground monsters!"