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Copyright: Luis Louro (luislourobd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 147 W: 0 N: 69] (2176)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1999
Categories: Desert
Camera: Nikon F5, Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 D ED, Fuji Sensia 100
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-08 10:09
Viewed: 4770
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sossusvlei, the door to Namib Desert!
The oldest desert in the world!
The photographer's paradise, that coul'd became hell!!! Please, be very careful with the wind and sand combination, avoid changing lens in the desert.

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  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2006-05-08 10:30]

Cela me rappele de très trés bons souvenirs. La composition est superbe et mets bien en valeur cette nature toute particulière du désert du Namib.

Merci Luis.

Mais uma granda foto com a tua assinatura sempre a bombar

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-05-08 12:08]

what a wonderful desert picture with an excellent composition. though there is a lot of noise in the sky, probably from scanning.

Just add a few notes and you will go a long way.



Superb composition of the red desert with the dried up tree in the foreground.
One thing that strikes me about the Namib desert is that in almost all the images I have seen of it so far, there are always dried up trees. That means they grew at one time. That means there must have been some sources to nourish them. That also means those resources keep on disappearing.
Still, those trees leave me quite sad.

This august I'll be in Namibia for the second time. A place that I love... I hope to succed in taking pictures like this.

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-05-08 12:20]


Wonderful composition, the reds and pink of the sand against the blue sky. The tired old tree makes this one.


Hello Luis,
This is splendid! A perfect example of the 1/3-2/3 framing rule pertinence. But more than that, the colours : wow ..., the different shades of sand and the cloudy veil in the sky are magical.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-05-08 14:43]

Hi Luis,
Beautiful shot, I have this place on my list of destinations. Excellent colours, great composition.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-05-08 17:13]

Bonjour Luis!

J'aime bien cette prise de vue,l'endroit est superbe et agréable à regarder.

Merci pour l'envoie.


Se eu fosse da National Geographic você estaria contratado. Magnífica foto. Nada como viajar para lugares maravilhosos e poder registrar com tanta competência. Estou louco para ir para Namíbia! Fantástica imagem, POV. Parabéns!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-05-09 3:18]

An out-of-this-world scenery, Luis.
Very beautiful composition with sharp details and perfect light.
TFS. : )


What an excellent landscape! Brilliant use of colour and DOF showing detailed BG. I like the Composition with the dead tree left a centre and the vast desert dunes to the right, also great POV and sharpness. Well Done!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-05-28 6:13]

Luis bonjour, splendide paysage de dunes trés bien composé et des teintes trés douces et lumineuses à la fois. Le premier plan avec l'arbre mort decentré, donne beaucoup de relief au paysage. Mes félicitations, Didier.

Gee, how did I miss this one, Luis? It is stunning in its simplicity. The colors and the ridge lines are superb. There are such wonderful shapes in that desert!

Thanks for sharing,

Evelynn : )

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