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Fish river canyon

Fish river canyon
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Copyright: Peter Thomas (FunkyMunky) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 0 N: 608] (3154)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04
Categories: River
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 18-200mm F3.5 - 6.3 DC OS
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-03-14 0:08
Viewed: 3605
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo on a visit to Namibia.
The Fish River Canyon is located the south of Namibia. It is the second largest canyon in the world and the largest in Africa, as well as the second most visited tourist attraction in Namibia. It features a gigantic ravine, in total about 100 miles (160 km) long, up to 27 km wide and in places almost 550 metres deep.
The Fish River is the longest interior river in Namibia. It cuts deep into the plateau which is today dry, stony and sparsely covered with hardy drought-resistant plants. The river flows intermittently, usually flooding in late summer; the rest of the year it becomes a chain of long narrow pools. At the lower end of the Fish River Canyon, the hot springs resort of Ai-Ais is situated.
Public view points are near Hobas, a camp site 70 km north of Ai-Ais. This part of the canyon is part of the Ai-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. The other 90km of this canyon are privately owned.

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Been there several times but never seen it so green. Fabulous photo with great depth, colour, composition and overall quality.

Hi Peter,

What a fabulous image you have shared with us today, lovely POV showing great depth with so much quality, good overall colour saturation and composition at the highest level,

Well done Peter and TFS,


PS Good info note.

Hallo Peter,
what a beautiful and interesting landscape taken with a perfect perspetive, very beautiful colours in a very pleasant composition
Best regards

Incredible scene Peter! You are a lucky man and please, do not think otherwise! Traveling and taking photos across one of the most spectacular landscapes on this planet can be seen as a privilege from many and certainly from me, my friend! Bravo!
The overall feeling in regards to the exposition is that the Cyan tone is a bit too heavy around! With a simple clicks here in there in Photoshop, however this can be adjusted easily. I hope you like the difference!
George Veltchev

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