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Desert Morning


Desert Morning
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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: 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Landscapes., Landscapes of Southern Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-21 10:53
Viewed: 4278
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 42
[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.
Source: http://www.travel.za.net
ISO 200

vanderschelden, SelenE, ramthakur, scottevers7, gallezeric, mikou, Alex99, fiyo, jcoowanitwong, JPlumb, edal, RAP, delic, marjan, jmp has marked this note useful
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Wonderful colors and composition. Fascinating place.

Alli

Hi Aivar,
Very good compo. Another Namib one...but it is definitely a very good one...
Nice compo and good lighting...
Well done
TFS
Annick

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2271 W: 64 N: 4205] (13964)
  • [2007-01-21 11:39]

Hello Aivar,
Lighting, colors and composition is beautiful. TFS
Selen

That wood stump looking like a piece of modern abstract sculpture adds immense beauty to this stock picture of the Namibian desert, Aivar.
I love this image for its great aesthetic appeal.
Thanks for sharing it.
Warm regards,
Ram

Hi Aivar,
Superb desert landscape shot. You have caught some beautiful light here. DOF and clarity are amazing. That is one knarley old tree.
Scott

very beautiful superb composition of the colors and a perfect clearness cheer

eric

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1056 W: 5 N: 3474] (15151)
  • [2007-01-21 15:33]

Hello Aivar
Very nice composition, POV and colours. I also like frame. Good work! TFS

Hello Aivar,
What is left of that tree is a real eye-catcher!
Otherwise the colours of the desert also attract attention, in particular when topped by a blue sky like this..
Pleasant lines in the composition, sharp fine details and a nice feeling of depth!
Greetings,
Pablo -

There must not be one drop of atmospheric moisture in that air. The air seems so clear. What a nice sharp image. I can see why it would be fun to photograph there...there seems to be no end to interesting shapes and wonderful dead trees for focal points.

TFS
Evelynn : )

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-01-21 20:57]

Hi Aivar, this is a very good composition of this desert scene. The dead wood acts as a very good focal point with the red desert and blue sky as its backdrop.

Thanks, John

Hello Aivar,
Nice shot on this sun baked surface. The dune is spectacular. The tree stump in the foreground is well placed and shows dryness of this place. Very well done and TFS.
JC

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4343 W: 135 N: 7075] (23685)
  • [2007-01-22 3:42]

Hi Aivar.
Next your wonderful picture of exotic view. Its tremendous colours, space, unusual for Europe citizens desert are very impressive. You selection of the captured scene, POV and DOF are great as well as the composition of the shot. My best regards and TFS.
Alexei.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-01-22 5:34]

Hi Aivar.
Beautiful desert landscape.Amazing clean picture.I like composition,abstract wood sculpture and dune on background.Aesthetic and splendid.Also light is splendid and gives very nice tones colours.
Great job.Thanks for sharing.
Best greetings Milos

Hello Aivar,

Excllent work, great colors bg POV DOF perfect details very crisp, perfect colors BG POV DOF excllent quility,


TFS Kyle

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-22 9:07]

Otra estética composición desértica Aivar con excelente punto de vista en armonía con el encuadre elegido.
Los intensos colores debido a la fuerte iluminación están bien controlados con agudeza y apropiado foco integral.
Cordialmente... Ricardo

Another aesthetic desert composition Aivar with excellent point of view in harmony with the elected framing.
The intense colors due to the strong illumination are very controlled with sharpness and appropriate integral focus.
Cordially... Ricardo

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 72 N: 1428] (4750)
  • [2007-01-22 16:50]

Hi Aivar. What a nicely composed and stunningly sharp shot. The desert is so photogenic. Great, natural colors and excellent management of the light. TFS!

Regards,
Pieter

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  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2007-01-23 12:28]

Super post, wonderful perspective, great post

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-25 22:39]

Hello Aivar
I like the stark simple composition. The windswept sand and textures are superb.The colours are excellent.A first rate shot.

TFS
Rob

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 449 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-01-30 12:23]

You have relayed the feeling of desolation very well with your composition. Nice colors and sharpness...
Best wishes,
Hakan

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 465 W: 14 N: 366] (2686)
  • [2007-02-28 16:41]

hiaivar, exelent , composition, colours and POV. Useful information.

Marjan

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1729 W: 95 N: 2273] (8413)
  • [2007-04-09 12:33]

Hi Aivar,
What great colours and what a lack of life! Composition is wonderful.
TFS, José M.

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