Peter's Picks - Jim Patton is frequently called an outstanding travel photographer, and his image Sifting Sand - Sahara Desert, Morocco, proves it yet again. The captivating photograph of an Arab man in colorful clothing, sifting desert sand through his hands is a striking image the viewer will enjoy studying. Jim took full advantage of this great photo opportunity and captured the image in absolutely perfect exposure and focus, something that would have been very difficult in this circumstance with soft backlight and a vast area of reflective sand that could fool a camera's light meter and a less experienced photographer. Years of traveling the world and photographing varied subjects under difficult conditions has resulted in Jim's ability to make some of the most beautiful and interesting photographs we see in our gallery. Our congratulations to Jim and our thanks for sharing his image with us.