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Dunes at Sossusvlei

Dunes at Sossusvlei
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Copyright: Colin Brenchley (colinbrenchley) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 28] (341)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1999-02
Categories: Desert
Camera: Minolta Dynax 700si, Minolta 24-105, Fuji Sensia 100, Circular Polarizer
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-01-25 18:52
Viewed: 5658
Points: 40
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The wilderness of the desert at Sossusvlei. The temperature was reaching 45 deg C in sade the day we visited. This shot was taken in the early morning. The adaptation of animals that survive in this environment is remarkable. Some of the dunes are up to 300m high.

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Great landscape, Colin. It does look hot there. The modeling of the deep shadows and saturation provided by the polarizer really make the shot come alive.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-01-25 20:21]

Très belle composition avec de beau contraste et de jolie forme. L'exposition est parfaite. FÉLICITATIONS !

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-01-25 20:49]

I am not used to these sandy images, Colin, maybe because I do not see it enough on TN.
An excellent picture with a lot of perspective. No nits.

Thanks for sharing.

I love sand dunes in the desert. And those are one of the most beautiful I've seen. Very good picture: color of the sand against the blues sky is very contrasty. I like it very much.

Beautiful capture of this sand dunes. Well composed, with excellent color and detail. Beautiful Landscape. These type of beautiful shots do not get the credit they deserve. Nice Job!

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-01-26 0:34]

Great landscape. I like the colour and lines. You have an eye for beauty and the loneliness speaks to me.

Great landscape, great colours. The only nit, the sky is not regular. It comes from the polarizer filter.
Well done.

Wow, this looks like the set from a Sci Fi movie. Fantastic colours and I love the textures in the sand. Well done. TFS

Colin, I can't add to what has already been said..Superb landscape shot. Very well done! TFS!!

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-01-26 14:33]

Wonderful landscape Colin, great contrast and colours, lovely shadows.
Well done!

Beautiful shot and colours, now I understand why you found it so hard to get to Death Vlei, those temperatures !
We were there in August, si "wintertime" but it was still quite hot ;-)

Another stunning landscape from Namibia. The composition is quite nice, however I think than a panorama version would have been even more definitive. I have produced a workshop to show you what I mean. I just felt that the exposed rocks in the foreground were slightly distracting from the main element of the image; the contrast between dune and sky - just beautiful.

Very interesting picture. But my first reaction is to suggest to crop the bottom part which is a little bit distracting and not so esthetic compared with the very nice curves given by the sandy hills. I made a workshop to crop it and I found more powerful that way. What do you think ?

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  • jpages (29)
  • [2005-01-31 18:26]
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I know your works in TE, and this photo caught my attention, and now I have found it in TN.
My question to you, is this one:
Is it possible to put the same photo in TE and TN?
I think that excactly the same is not permit, but is possible another one of the same place but of another POV. Am I right?
I just ask you this to know the rules. Thanks Colin.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-02-01 4:47]

What amazingly coloured dunes Colin. Such a beautiful landscape, and one that changes daily I imagine. Good colour of the sand against the sky. Well done and thank you for sharing.

Tres belle image

Hi, colin--
Very nice shot. Excellent colors, very crisp. Well done.

beautiful photo, the colours and contrasts are surreal, very nice POV. its a fantastic photo! thank you for sharing congratullations

Stunning scenary, very mistic and powerful.
great DOF and composition.


Excellent shot. The shadows and lines created by the early morning sun makes htis shot.

Good composition and nice colours.


Nice shot! Beautiful landscape, the bright colours are fantastic, great photo, excellent work!
and many thanks for sharing!
I like so much!
The composition gear up for a very fine result.
this one is the best for me

what wonderful colours

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