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Blood of the sun

Blood of the sun
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Copyright: Willem Botha (whjb) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 26 N: 172] (683)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-21
Categories: Bushveld
Camera: Olympus E-300, Zuiko 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Waxing & Waning, Sunrise & Sunsets [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-06 16:58
Viewed: 6577
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sunset in the Kruger National Park. Photo was taken at the Satara camp. There were a few veld fires in the park at the time and the smoke contributed to this spectacular colouring.
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Hi Willem, wonderful sunset, great light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-01-06 18:31]

Great shor Willem. I like the composition and colour capturing.TFS

Willem, As I great fan of sunsets, I really appreciate this one, especially since it was taken in a place where I have some fond memories. Thanks for posting.


Nice composition with the silhouettes and beautiful colors. Regards, Yvonne

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-07 2:01]
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Dagsę Willem

Hoe rooier hoe mooier...

Dramatic colours, contrasts, and tone created a visually pleasing shot. Excellent sunset shot. I have taken a couple at Satara myself and with time I will still post those. Even when I visited during October month there ware still a large number of veld fires going.

Your composition is great with the silhouette of the old dead tree placed very strategically and reaching high into the red sky to an area which otherwise would have been an empty space in so many other sunset photos.

Well done and TFS.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-01-07 9:53]

Hi Willem.
Very nice sunset.Black silhouette tree opposite red background is really impressive.Beautiful colours.I like this place.
Nice done.TFS.
Greetings Milos


Awesome colour and composition. The pic is a very dramatic one that displays a good silhouette indeed. TFS,


Dagsę Willem, Loot said it right! "Hoe rooier hoe mooier..."

This one is good enough for a magazine cover. I recall a similar photo from Saudi Arabia that had the desertsun in
a sandstorm < a Shamaal >. I especially like the "kale boom"!

PoV is great, the sun next to the tree. Mooi gedaan. ;j.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-01-15 5:44]
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Hello Willem,
In december I made a sunset in mountain with nice colors, but when I see yours... It is more wonderful, the intense red sky is amazing and the contrast of dark trees is superb.
Well seen and well done ! TFS.

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  • swarg Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 3 N: 21] (373)
  • [2007-01-16 3:22]

Great shot, I like the red hue in the sky.
Great example of the use of the 3rds rule

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