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THAT'S NAMIBIA (I'm back...)

THAT'S NAMIBIA (I'm back...)
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Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-15
Categories: Desert
Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70 AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, (digital)
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-21 17:48
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Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
(Dune 45)

I'm just back from my summer trip to Namibia.
3 weeks full immersion in nature.
A great place to visit, full of wildlife, peace and great landscape, like this.

This a spot of DUNE 45, so called because it's 45 km from the Sesriem Camp, the headquarter of Namib-Nauflukt National Park.

This red sand was created 5,000,000 years ago in the Kalahari Desert. The dune was created by the forces of wind and Benguela Stream.
It's 150 mt high.

I'll post more pictures the next days.

Thanks for looking.

takos1, kedavis, jcoowanitwong, scottevers7, soccer, SunToucher, marjan, jmp, RAP, MattiasR, jeanpaul, Zeno, anavazao, mario-roberto, liquidsunshine, izler, coasties has marked this note useful
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  • ofa (39)
  • [2006-08-21 18:02]

i just can say wonderful

Really wonderful composition. Especially nice is the line of the sand dune. Also, colors are great and, of course, the little brave tree.
PS Welcome back!

Ciao Andrea!
Bellissima composizione! Me piace moltissimo. It's breathtaking simple and beautiful. Everything is just perfect. Great way to start showing us your images from the trip to Namibia. Congratulations,

Hi Andrea

Great photograph. The line of the sanddune is beautiful and gives a really nice effect. The colors are also very nice. Nice POV, and BG, the clear sky is perfect. Nice sharpness all the way through the shot.
Welcome back and im looking forward to see all the other shots you have taken.


Hi Andrea,
Great to have you back. With this picture I can see that this must be a perfect trip for your full immersion in nature. Looking forward for beautiful sights from Namibia.

Hi Andrea,
Beautiful landscape. I think the composition is outstanding.
Amazing rich colors and nice sharp detail. A great sense of depth. Harsh land yet it has such a unique beauty,

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-08-21 22:56]

Bonjour Andrea!

Superbe composition,les couleurs sont extra et les contrastes étonnant.

Mercpour l'envoie.


very beautiful, wish I was there. Ori

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-22 1:45]

Ciao Andrea!!!
Welcome back. I'm glad to hear you had a great time and enjoyed yoursefl :)
This is truely a splendid shot!
Perect light, great shadows, lovely warm colors, excellent exposure and composition.
Very well done...as usual :)

Bravo, my friend, and TFS

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  • pione Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 0 N: 113] (542)
  • [2006-08-22 2:14]

Ciao Andrea, questa è un'immagine veramente stupenda, ottima saturazione dei colori, il soggetto è perfettamente inserito nella duna e dona un perfetto equilibrio!
Cioa Paolo


Very typical Namibia indeed! The composition is great that you left some blue sky at the top of the frame. The Lighting is also very good as there is no shadow on the dune. A well taken pic. TFS,

Hi Andrea,
Welcome back, I hope you had a great vacation and you will show it to us by your photos. This is a very stunning start with a beautiful composition consisting just out of a few lines. Great colors and exposure.

Voglio essere il primo a dirti:
Bellissima questa foto!

non ho punti... sorry..... domani

Hi Andrea, excelent shot, high qualitdy and good POV. Very nice kurve of duna , good compo. Desert motive is something fantastic for me. TSF

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-22 6:11]

Hi Andrea,
Wow! Strong landscape or Namibia! I love compostion and colors of this shot! (> Favorite)
José M.

Hello Andrea, excllent colors, Bg, POV DOF perfect details, perfect composition with excllent POV and framing,

Beautiful composition, perfect sharpness and contrast.
An excellent desert shot.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-22 8:59]

Impactante imagen Andrea, de veras.
Excelente composición, basada en un correcto POV y muy buen colorido con sus contrastes y nitidez.
El plano de las dunas contra el azul del cielo es muy estético visualmente.
Buen trabajo.
Saludos... Ricardo

Impacting image Andrea, indeed.
Excellent composition, based on a correct POV and very good coloring with their contrasts and clarity.
The plan of the dunes against the blue of the sky is very aesthetic visually.
Good work.
Greetings... Ricardo

Bonjour Andrea
Félicitation pour cette très jolie prise de vue . C'est vraiment une belle composition avec ce
joli paysage avec ses belles couleurs .
Félicitations pour la netteté et les détails.

Merci pour l'envoie et Bravo

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-08-22 11:32]

Hi Andrea,

This is a great, colorful photo showing Namibië at its best. i'm looking forward to your next captures. This land is a photographers dream.


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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-22 12:21]

Beautiful composition andrea.
Great colours, sharpnes, details, DOF and POV.
Very well done mf


Excellent cropping, beautiful composition, bestwishes

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-08-22 14:14]

Excellent composition Andrea, one of the best I've seen for a long time. The balance is just perfect, it's a masterpiece, thanks !


no words wonderful work this shot is great!
The POV, perspective, colours and details are amazing!
Thanks Ana

brutto bischeraccio, t'hanno dovuto cacciare, ah. scommetto che ti sei legato a qualche baobab per non andare più via. cacchio come passano tre settimane, brutto bischero.

quanti scatti hai fatto? come stata la namibia? racconta, non lesinare.

vallevecchia è per me un'importante palestra per, un domani , poter fare gli scatti come i tuoi nei posti dove vai.

un bentornato a te e mogliera.

ciao Mario

It's good to see you back Andrea,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
superb colours, lighting and exposure. A really good composition.
Thanks for posting, have a great week. I'm looking forward to seeing more shots from your Namibia trip.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-08-23 3:31]

hi andrea
i like diagonal position of sand hill in your composition. good contrast between sand hill and sky. composition, point of view, colours, focus, details and sharpness are great.

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  • pac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
  • [2006-08-23 4:10]

Welcome back from your vacation - great pcture with a nice depth!


Hi Andrea

Wow.... impressive work. Wonderful colours. Excellent quaity shot.

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2006-10-13 21:23]

Saludos,panorama encantador,buena foto. Sira

mi sembrava di averla vista da Bartoloni questa foto.
Composizione e colori meravigliosi.

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