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Blyde River Canyon


Blyde River Canyon
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-23
Categories: River
Camera: Nikon D5200, AF-S DX Nikkor18-105mmF/3.5-5.6G-ED-VR
Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-24 21:50
Viewed: 1509
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT,LIKE THE TUMULT OF A RIVER WHEN IT RACES BETWEEN THE CLIFFS OF A CANYON,IN MY SLEEP I COULD HEAR THE STEADY ROAR OF THE PASSING ARMY"-Richard Harding Davis




We reached this place just after the Sunset and a little bit rain.

The Blyde River Canyon,the 3rd largest and largest green Canyon,is a significant natural feature of South Africa,located Mpumalanga,and forming the northern part of the Drakensberg escarpment.It is 25 km in length and is,on average,around 750 metres deep.The Blyderivierpoort Dam,when full,is at an altitude of 665 metres.The canyon consists mostly of red sandstone.The highest point of the Canyon Mariepskop,is 1944 metres above sea level,whilst its lowest point where the river leaves the canyon is slightly less than 561 metres above sea level.This means that some measures the Canyon is 1383 metres deep.

Blyde means "GLAD" or "HAPPY" in Dutch,a name derived from a Voortrekkers' expedition.The 'Happy River' was thus named in 1844,when Hendrik Potgieter and others returned safely from Delagoa Bay to the rest of their party of trekkers who had considered them dead.

The Canyon and the surrounding Drakensberg escarpment is a very popular tourist region with a well developed tourism industry supported by good public infrastructure.

FOR MORE ABOUT THIS PLACE.YOU MAY VISIT-Wikipedia(SOURCE)

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Ciao Srikumar, great POV for a fantastic landscape, wonderful warm colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-06-25 0:24]

Hello Srikumar,
Just the right atmosphere to get a breath taking landscape. Very beautiful photo.
Regards,
Peter

Hi Srikumar,
You have created and shared a simply stunning landscape. I am impressed a lot. Amazing place, wonderful POV, ultimate details of the whole image, vivid colours, fresh and clean air. Well done and TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-25 4:19]

Hi Srikumar,not the best place to who suffer of vertigo like me..ehehe...but truly a fantastic view caught in a spectacular moment talking about lights and colors,very well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Srikumar
照的很漂亮 很美麗的風景 也很清晰
這張可以比美張大千的中國山水畫
很有話的意境 角度超過3D的情境
構圖也很美麗 真是好看
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STONE

great landscape. really eye catching. wonderful lighting and panorama. tfs.

An incredible beautiful shot Srikumar ... a winner !

Ciao Srikumar. Very well done this fascinating perspective with golden tones and amazing playing of light.

Roberto

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-06-25 13:31]

What a beautiful view and great picture! Congratulation and thank you for sharing it. Saludos.

OUTSTANDING LANDSCAPE.........

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2014-06-26 3:41]

Hi Srikumar,

Beautiful landscape with a splendid sunset, great view of the river.
I like very much the warm colors and the perfect timing of the shot.
TFS.
My best regards.
John

Bonsoir Srikumar,
Paysage splendide, bien composé et magnifiquement éclairé.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-06-26 12:38]

Hi Srikumar,
Another great image very nice landscape. Gorgeous light and colours with perfect sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2014-06-27 15:12]

Hola Srikumar, hermoso paisaje con una luz fabulosa...saludos.

Fascinating....

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-07-01 5:04]

Hi Srikumar,
Beautiful view at this impressive River Canyon ..
Great perspective, natural colours and light.
Best wishes,
Seyfi

Hello ,
Beautiful look for interesting landscape.
egards
Lucja

Hallo Srikumar
What a wonderful place, just miraculous! I really like the mood of this scenery, created by the time of day and the weather conditions. A beautiful landscape you captured here. The colour and detail are very good. South Africa really is a beautiful country. Best regards and thanks for sharing.
Anna

And I was fool enough to miss this pic... Man, don't improve so fastly, because we won't be able to follow you. :-D Gorgeous atmosphere, majestic view, fabulous colors... Hotel California rulz! ;-)
Best wishes, László

Hello Srikumar

Lovely landscape scenery with the cold and warm
contrasty color tones of the sky, your POV dominating
the scenery is giving dynamism to the photo, TFS

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