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Dead Vlei 3

Dead Vlei 3
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Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-17
Categories: Desert
Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70 AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor
Exposure: f/22, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): !Just desert... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-23 3:33
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Dead Vlei
Namib Nauflukt National Park

ENGLISH: Fossil acacias in a dry lake.
Red sand dunes in the background of one of the oldest desert of the earth, the Namib desert.

ITALIANO: Acacie fossili in un laghetto asciutto.
Sullo sfondo, dune rosse di uno dei più vecchi deserti del mondo, il Namib.

Saluti e buon Natale a tutti,
ci risentiamo il 28.

Bye and happy X'mas,
see you on 28th.


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Hi Andrea,
great shot,beautiful view..regards...

Dead vlei trees against the background of red sands of Namibia are stock images, but your picture here has a unique perspective and the composition is quite original, Andrea.
The layers of earth colours present a lovely contrast with the deep blue sky and the tree sticking into the sky looks absolutely fantastic.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-12-23 6:42]

I like the simplicity of this landscape photo and the sharpness. Good DOF and nice composition.

Gradisco la semplicità di questa foto di paesaggio e dell'acutezza. Buon DOF e composizione piacevole.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-12-23 10:11]

Excellente composition,l'endroit est superbe et trè agréable à regarder. Excellente prise de vue et belles couleurs.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-23 10:23]

Ciao Andrea

Another fantastic composition from you lovely trip to Namibia.
I really like the simplicity here very much.
Also all the strong, well saturated colors are splendid and the contrast between each of them is amazing!
Great work!

Bravo, TFS and Happy Holidays, my friend!

Hi Andrea,
Another good compo...and so forth!
A better Dead Vlei shot.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2006-12-23 14:07]

Hello Andrea,
Exquisite landscape, love the color contrast especially. TFS and Happy Holidays.

Hello Andrea
Elle est très joli cette photo de ce beau paysage, belle composition les couleurs sont jolies, ainsi que les ce magnifique ciel tout bleu et cet arbre pétrifier sur ce lac asséché.
Bravo et merci et passe de joyeuses fêtes....JP

iatu attei!

Lovely landscape capture..and Happy X'mas to you too Andy :)

Hello Andrea,
I remember well this place form the opening scenes of the movie "The Cell". These trees look really devilish.
Very nice landscape, great colours too. I made them a bit more vivid in the workshop. I hope you like it.
Best greetings,

Superb job on exposure control, nice camera work!


Hi Andrea, this is a very beautiful landscape with rich colours. The simplicity of the shot adds to its depth here.

Thanks, John

Hi Andrea,
Interesting to know that these trees are fossil. A lonely and deadly place well shown. Splendid composition and color. Wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Hello Andrea,
Have a great time, great vacation and a wonderful year to come! This picture is really wonderful and symbolic. Thanks,

Ciao Andrea, ero convinto di aver già visto e commentato questa foto, la vecchiaia fa brutti scherzi, bellissima composizione con ottimo contrasto tra l'albero morto nudo le dune rosse ed il cielo azzurro, è una foto che mi piacerebbe molto aver fatto io, mi fa comunque piacere vederla anche da te, ciao Silvio

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  • pic Silver Star Critiquer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 5] (191)
  • [2007-01-09 12:53]

Congratulation, it's a really beautifull picture with nice colors. This region is very nice to take picture.


Hi, Andrea.
Nice landscape. Composition with two trees, of which one is on foreground and tall is very good. And suuccesful compromiss between aperture and speed. Good exposure also.

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-01-19 15:23]

Marvelous composition Andrea. Very pure and strong shot.TFS

what a fab shot. The compo in this is outstanding... the second tree drawing us further into this valley < Vlei= afrikaans? >

Marvellous colours. Tfs. J.

PS I looked at the WS too; I like the original better; more natural colour, IMO.

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