We arrived in the desert at night. The batteries of my film camera died; we had diner with our guides in their tent and I used the wrong hand to eat (I am left-handed, I forgot to switch). Then we lied on the sand to look at the stars and I put the camera on my belly (not breathing during the exposure) to photograph them. We woke up at 5; we were freezing, the sand looked -and felt- like snow. It was a cruel and intimidating landscape and I tried not to think for a while. It's always a good lesson for me to let go of the idea of water for a moment; then the sun rose.