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Three Rondavels

Three Rondavels
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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: 2014-05-20
Categories: Savannah, Mountain
Camera: Nikon D5200, AF-S DX Nikkor18-105mmF/3.5-5.6G-ED-VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-05-01 9:40
Viewed: 1889
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this Three Rondavels Photograph in Blyde River Canyon area, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

* The Three Rondavels are an ancient geological wonder located in South Africa's Blyde River Canyon region.

* The trio portly peaks are shaped like traditional beehive huts, with gently sloping walls and domed summits. Also known as the Three Sisters, they serve as reminders of the native hut housing structures called Rondavels.

* The Three Robdavels rock formations consist of QUARTZITE and SHALE.

* Three Rondavels sometime referred to as the "Chief Troublesome wives".

* The flat-topped peak was named Mapjaneng(the chief), after a legendary Bapedi Chief, Marepi Mashila who defeated invading Swazis in a great battle, whilst the peaks are named after his three wives - Magabilie, Migoladikwe and Maseroto.

* Three Rondavels tower approximately 2296 feet over the surrounding countryside.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-05-01 9:59]

Hi Srikumar,the presentation is georgeous with this big frame! And the place too is fantastic,you show us a magnificent and interestint natural masterwork made by the nature,interesting note too as usual.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

I was there too but this pic beats everything that I have captured.
Excellent POV and light.
No haze.
A good sky.

Ciao Srikumar, fascinating mountain landscape, superb sky, splendid light, excellent clarity snd wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Srikumar! Amaizng landscape. Wonderful mountains. Superb sky. Marvelous clouds. Nice colours. Fine frame. Well done!

Georgeous landscap Srikumar , breathtaking.

Thanks for sharing.

Bonjour Srikumar,
Un splendide et grandiose paysage bien composé dans une belle lumière et où l'œil à mille détails a découvrir.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2015-05-02 11:13]

Hi Srikumar

Excellent presentation of this very beautiful landscape with very good explanations, nice POV and DOF, very beautiful colors.



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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2015-05-02 11:37]

Hola Srikumar, hermosa toma de un paise sin igual...saludos.

perfect portrait of a wonderful landscape - thanks for showing this beautiful part of the earth.

Hi Sri,
If I remember well (correct me if being wrong) this rock trio already featured on one of your photos - at least it seems a little familiar to me. Awesome formation, and the photo's simply gorgeous, with a fantastic 3-layered composition (foreground, main subject, sky). Lights are also beautiful, as well as technical details like sharpness and colors. Magnificent image, one of the most spectacular posts of the weekend. Bravo!
Best regards, László

Hello Srikumar,
Pin sharp photo with nice natural colors and excellent details. I like this excellent capture with such natural colors, taken from a very good POV. Excellent contrast.

Hello Srikumar

Your POV being by higher and the large framing to show the entire landscape scenery
it is giving another dimension to the photo and the contrast between the sky's cold
and the ground's warm color tones it is participating to that effect, TFS


Hi Srikumar,

This is really one of the Bests in your gallery,

Wonderful landscape, So beautiful presented and Thanks!

PS: about my prevous post :

Yes, i changed Saturation and Contrast of pic.
and it was a rare shot for me also, because i didn,t think that the result will be such interesting,

Best Regards,***


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