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True colors

True colors
Photo Information
Copyright: Luis Louro (luislourobd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 147 W: 0 N: 69] (2176)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1999-11
Categories: Desert
Camera: Nikon F5, nikon 300mm f/2.8 AF/S II
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Natural stripes, Beautiful Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-09 7:08
Viewed: 8177
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot at 6A.M. in Sossusvlei-Namib desert, the background is a dune, and the stripes were caused by the rain in the sand, the colors are real.
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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-03-09 7:48]


Incroyable effet visuel,très original les couleurs et les lignes bleus en diagonal.

Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie!


Hi Luis,
These are realy amazingly beautiful colors. Such luck that all ellements helped you with this photo. PVO and DOF are great. I do feel a little frame will do this photo good.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-03-09 8:37]
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Hi Luis!

Amazing place. These diagonal lines on pink sand look unreal. Very intersting post.

Incredible. takes your breath away incredible.


If this is real, I am very very impressed. I have no reasons to think it is not real either so congrads ...

lonely tree in front of marvellous background....

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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-03-09 10:31]
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Privet Luis.
I look at your photos and I travel together with you. Very beautifully also it is composite correctly. Bravo!!

what a fantastic background. I had heard that sand dunes make some amazing colours around dawn and dusk, this just goes to show that it is true.

I love the way that the tree leans into the diagonal stripes. It adds to the direction.

Well done & TFS

The view is fantastic. How the dunes stretch beyond the near horizon of trees looks incredible. Has this picture been shot from a higher ground?

Hi Luis, wondeful photo with incredible coloures.Marjan

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-03-09 13:51]
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This photo is really magic. I've been in Sossusvlei and know how colors can turn to magic. Great composition.
My compliments.



Excellent shot.Went to Namibia last year and regretted never going to Sossusvlei.Will have to go again.

Está de arrasar

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-03-09 23:31]
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Wow! This is quite awesome. Excellent colours Luis. It is an amazing sight, TFS,

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-03-10 7:32]
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Bonjour Luis,
Une image incroyable... Je la regarde et la regarde encore. Il est vrai que je vais aller en Namibie en juin. J'espère ramener de telles images ! Félicitations sincères.

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2006-03-12 9:02]
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Hi Luis,
Very impressive three-dimensional effect! Beautiful composition and colors.

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-03-14 7:24]
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hello luis, the colors looks really unreal. but, i mean it in the good way. really an incredible capture. the dunes on the back provides a nice texture and contrast. just like an image out of this world. thanks for sharing this superb work. parabens, gabriel

Excellent work Luis,congradulations..

Gorgeous !

Everything is perfect !
The diagonal lines, the placment of the tree, The placement of the Pseudo horizon line, the colors . Oooh I can go on :).


One very very little nit pick, could have included the complete tree in the far right bottom corner ?

Adoro as cores suaves da duna,as riscas incríveis e a pequenez da árvore.
Parabéns pela galeria.África tem um apelo irresistível!

Great shot, Louis.
Nice compo and true colors.
That's one of my fovourite place in the world.

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  • tigra Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 1 N: 24] (93)
  • [2006-08-08 20:32]

Hi, Luis
Unbelievable colours!!! Incredible effect!!!

I want to go there...


Hi Louis.Great ,selfs when you dreams,you see never that sort off colors.magnific,you can see that the nature is wonderfull. greetings Willy

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2008-10-30 23:10]

great shot!
the background is outstanding!

very well done.\

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2012-02-13 12:42]

Ola Luis..

esta foto sem a complementação de sua nota acabaria parecendo um trabalho com um editor gráfico e já seria bem interessante, mas sua explicação torna-a algo muito mais especial, pois é fruto da diversificação natural de um olhar atento ao inusitado...




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