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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-10
Categories: Bushveld
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Date Submitted: 2008-09-06 15:16
Viewed: 3750
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think this Kruger landscape is photographed close to Mopani restcamp.
Probably along the S50. That day was very cloudy. Windy, rainy, 'cold',...are other keywords.
October is the time of the arrival of the rains; new grass emerges on the savanna. You can't see the latter in the image but can it can often be viewed in my Kruger gallery.

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Hi Annick,

This is a departure from the norm! What an amazing landscape, I love the layers you've captured here, literary from the land to the sky and clouds, wonderful colours and tones, excellent d.o.f, I would never thought of doing a shot like this with a 400mm 2.8, food for thought, really nice work,

t.f.s Rick :)

Hi Annick,
You make me want to get in my car and go there right now!!!
Unfortunately I am on standby this weekend.
Landscapes are usually taken with a fairly wide angle lens so this gives a different perspective and shows how wide open the spaces really are. I like the layers that are repeated in the clouds. Well seen. At what focal length was the image taken?


Hello Annick,
You let us see the mighty vastness of the Kruger!
the land really connected the the vastness of the sky as well
I loved the layers of land with different colour and lighting
thanks for share
take care and sincere regards

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-09-06 23:45]

Hi Annick

This is not the view the average European expects of Africa - yet as you say there are many days like this. Also as much of Africa is plateau it is much cooler than one would expect - one of the descritions of Africa is 'a cool continent with sun'.

You really capture the scale of the landscape here.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-09-07 0:13]

Hi Annick

This is really simple, but absolutely beautiful!
There are about 9 different layers here and each of them have their own charm and add to the perspective of this shot. A truly unique view of Kruger and i simply love such experiments.
Further more, to take a landscape shot with a 400mm lens is something else :))
Really nice my friend; i appreciate both the shot and the idea behind it.

Bravo and TFS

Hoi Annick,
Dit lijkt wel een foto van een heide landschap ergens in het noorden van Schotland. Mooi om te zien hoe het weer bepaald hoe een landschap er uit ziet. De verschillende kleur lagen en de eenvoudigheid van de lagen maken dit een zeer mooie en sterke foto. Goed om te zien dat landschapfotografie niet alleen gedaan kan worden met groothoek lensen.

Hello Annick
very nice landscape shot from famous Kruger. I hope I will be able to visit there in future.
You presented Kruger with nice pose, composition and colors. Notes and frame also very nice. Thanks for sharing, best wishes

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-09-07 8:59]

Hi Annick!

Majestic, wide opened, beautifull, true African... I love this kind of images with soul!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-09-07 9:56]

Hi Annic,
great to see a landscape from you! The strong horizontal elements to this work really well. An amazing vast open space...

You've found an impressive scenery here! Very well composed image, with moody colours!
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-08 3:57]

Hi Annick,i like a lot this pic,it's a great photographic style,beautifull colors and clouds,my best compliments,Luciano

Hi Annick
It is fantastic. 9 leyers, simple but perfect. Unusual shot, unusual landscape I like it very much

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