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Sunrise in Desert


Sunrise in Desert
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Copyright: Aivar Mikko (metcher) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 510 W: 12 N: 989] (4284)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-16
Categories: Desert
Camera: Canon 350D, Canon EF 17-40mm f4L, Hoya HMC Pro1 Cir. Polarizer
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Landscapes., Landscapes of Southern Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-16 11:43
Viewed: 5236
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Unromantically named after the distance from Sesriem Canyon, Dune 45 is the most accessible dune to climb in this vast sea of red sand that covers over 32,000 square kilometers of western Namibia. This enormous expanse of dunes stretches from the southern Khoichab River to the northern Kuiseb River.
It is thought that the sand originated in the Kalahari Desert up to five million years ago and was swept down to Sossusvlei by the Orange River. Your struggle to the top is worth every step, views of the surrounding desert are spectacular. You may be lucky enough to see Oryx or Ostriches roaming across the sand below.
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Source: http://www.travel.za.net
ISO 200

XOTAELE, dew77, Alex99, delic, jaycee, garyfudge, mikou, nglen, cicindela, SelenE, SkyF, gypsygirl58, scottevers7, tinman, pilonm, tiklod has marked this note useful
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Linda fotografía, muy buencolor y composición. Me llama la atencion la gran cantidad de pisadas, parece ser un lugar muy transitado.

saludos

Yuri

Estupendos contrastes. El cielo azul, limpio de nubes y la tierra con sus distintos tonos hacen una combinación ideal, muy agradable a la vista.
Otra cosa es el calor y las condiciones aptas o no para el confort humano.
Saludos Aivar.
Juan Luis.

What a great spot. I love the shapes of the dunes and the great color and strong shadows. Technically the photo looks great to me.

TFS
Evelynn : )

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4635 W: 248 N: 4025] (13237)
  • [2007-05-16 11:58]

Hello Aivar,
Wonderful landscape.POV,colors,lighting,framing and composition are excellent.
TFS..:-

Hallo Aivar,

Once again I am astonished and green with envy at the quality of your landscapes. The patterns in the foreground, the sky and specifically the composition are very good. The only thing short are some beautiful clouds, but that is beyond your control and there are almost never clouds in the desert anyway. I wish this was my picture. Very well done.

Jan-Hendrik

bonjour aivar
le contraste entre la couleur du ciel et celle de dune est saisissant,vraiment une tres belle vue.
laurent

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4343 W: 135 N: 7075] (23685)
  • [2007-05-16 12:27]

Hi Aivar.
Colours of your shot is simply fantastic. My monitor is in fire. Terrific view, highest skillfulness of reproduction of this amazing landscape. Bravo and my congratulations.
Alexei.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 449 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-05-16 12:31]

Hello Aivar,
Fabulous view of the dunes. I like the presence of the trees in this barren land. Hope to visit Namibia in September, I might drop you a line for tips. Regards,
Hakan

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5087 W: 260 N: 15584] (50590)
  • [2007-05-16 13:21]

Hello Aivar,
Great desert landscape shot with beautiful lighting highlighting the dunes. Fine composition with the blue sky when the sun is low.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hi Aivar,

very hypnotic image.

I would love to see a really large version of this and really study it.
Beautiful colours.

Gary

Hi Aivar,
This is a very impressive picture!
I like so much the vivid colours got here.
The orange tones on the Dunes are simply stunning!
You had great light and take good advantage of it.
The colour contrast between the clean blue sky and the dunes works great for this presentation.
I think you made a very well balanced composition with the textured sand and the trees present.
My compliments and thanks for share it.
Best regards,
JM

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-16 13:59]

Hi Aivar.
Amazing desert landscape.I like very nice composition with parched ground in foreground and huge dunes in background.Colors are beautiful and very good captured borders of lights and shadows.Wonderful combination colors on sky and on sand.Great work,thanks for sharing.
Best greetings Milos.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2957 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-16 15:30]

Hi Aivar. This is a amazing Landscape. The colurs and detail are spot on. with great lighting, POV, Compostion. the shapes stand out so well. a great shot all round TFs very well done.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 116 N: 1535] (9497)
  • [2007-05-16 16:13]

Hello Aivar,
Beautiful colours, great composition. Very well done.
Pawel

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2271 W: 64 N: 4205] (13964)
  • [2007-05-16 17:44]

Hi Aviar,
Great composition, light, colors and textures. The landscape, contrast and details are eyecatching. Bravo and TFS
Selen

Hi Aivar.
It is fine art to my opinion. Very nice excercise with the colour, structure and focus . Very pure and sharp shot
Harmony of atmosphere, colours, lightning. Very well done. tfs. Stev

Hi Aiver,
Stunning image! Great composition, I love the vivid blue sky contrasting with the sand dunes and the shadows are lovely! Well done and TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

Hi Aivar,
PERFECT light! I think the composition is excellent. A great study of light and shadows. Harsh but beautiful landscape.
Great camera work!
Scott

Hello Aivar,
Great colours and details in this very well composed image!
Greetings,
Pablo -

Hello Aivar,
Nice landscape of this sand dune. POV and composition are great. Colors are vivid and excellent sharpness. Very well done.
JC

Hello Aivar,
Great composition with fantastic details, colouration and POV. Another "plus" for showing us the place which is so exotic and poorly known like Namibia.
Bravo for the final effect and thank you ror showing this amazing presentation.
Greetings,
Radomir

im not talking to you an more, i am so jealous of not being there too.......
Well done and next time you post a beauty like this, im gonna ignore you flat... hehe Good stuff, one day when im big...

Hi Aviar.
Wonderful textures and colours. Great POV and composition. Very beautiful. Well done.
Regards, Steve.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-17 9:56]

Hello Aivar,
Very nice composition. Beautiful colors and great light. I like the array of contrast with smooth and rought textures of the sand and the blue and orange. Great POV, the depth is excellent.
TFS..Sky

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2465 W: 10 N: 8043] (25458)
  • [2007-05-17 10:43]

Hi Aivar,

This is magnificent! The colors are deep and beautiful. Wonderful composition with the tree on the side. The dunes, sand and sky are all perfect - so crisp and clear. The Arizona desert never looked like this

Jane

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 589 W: 90 N: 973] (3305)
  • [2007-05-24 12:53]

Hello Aivar,

WOW!!! What a wonderful landscape!!! This wonderful blue against the ochre of the sand is just amazing!!! I like the presence of those trees letting us know that life is still there and will remains!!! You did a wonderful composition also!

2 words: Splendid image!!!

TFS,

Michel

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2007-06-01 17:44]

Always an attracting sight the desert of Namibie. Nice POV: different shapes of sand come out very well here. Great colours and good sharpness Reina

Hi Aivar,
It's a good composition. Colors and contrast of your shot are fantastic too... great work.
Regards.
Fred

Hi Aivar,
An Amazing landscape with wonderful colours. You made a great job with your polarizer. CONTRAST IS PERFECT. A GREAT SHOT :-)
Regards,

Claude

Hello Aivar,

What a shot. Light and composition are almost perfect. The angle between ligth and shadow by the dune in FG, looks like mathematic. Wow.........The green trees make the photo complete. The photo is so sharp that you can see the sand is blowing over the top. Technically the photo looks perect to me. POV, DOF and BG are oké. Regards and TFS Bob

Great shot! Blue and yellow are going very well. The low pov showing the patterns in the sand, and also the triangular dunes look wonderful.

great sharp landscape, TFS Ori

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