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Copyright: Frans Swanepoel (fransswanepoel) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 29 W: 18 N: 192] (1286)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-11
Categories: Desert
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-24 3:39
Viewed: 4381
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is called Deadvlei and it is in the desert of Namibia. Deadvlei is situated in the Sossus Reserve and the only way to get there is by foot over the dunes at winter temparatures of around 36 degrees celcius.
The beautiful colors of the red sand dunes, blue sky and the white,stone hard sand with the fossilised black trees was very captivating.
This was a oasis in the desert many,many years ago. Indeed one of the wonders of our planet. I took this picture last year in August and thought to share the beauty of the place with you.
If you are not fit and healthy, do not even think of going there.... I had to rest for two days after the trip.
Shot taken with the Canon 40D fitted with a Sigma 10-20 lens in RAW on apperture priority. ISO100 ans F10.0. Tripot used.

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Brilliant work Frans! The desert of Namibia is a dream land for photographers isn't it?! Brilliant work indeed!
George Veltchev

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-11-24 4:29]

Hi Frans,
Phantastic Landscape, excellent work, TFS!

Hi Frans,

What a beautifully composed landscape. The contrast in the picture is really nice and your note is also very interesting.

Thank you for sharing.


Hello Frans
Fantastic photo for a fantastic place. Impressive colours and interesting composition.

We also visited the Deav Vlei some years ago, this is one of the best photos I vans seen of the Vlei, well done. The great depth of field makes this photo.

Bonjour Frans,
Les paysages n'ont pas le succès qu'ils méritent sur TN et c'est bien domage car c'est une très belle restitution de ce salar avec une excellente composition exploitant judicieusement les différentes couleurs et textures de chaque plan.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Stunning shot Frans, Love the contrasting colors. Very well done and thanks for sharing.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-11-27 8:41]

Hello Frans,
An amazing landscape well portrayed in this shot. Excellent POV, composition and colours described by a good note.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-27 8:54]

Hello Frans,
A long time ago since I was there, summer 2002. I got a few photos on TN of this place. And I flied over it in a small airoplane.
Beautiful photo with maybe a bit too much saturation? Excellent POV and choice of composition. Regards,

Hello Frans

What a beautiful composition.
The colours are vibrant and well saturated.
Excellent POV and DOF.
Great job,a joy to look at.
Thanks for letting us get a look at this.It looks almost like another planet.


Hello Frans!
Excellent landscape. Cosmic landscape. Wonderful information.
Marvelous colours, superb brightness and saturation. Good exposure and capture. Perfect contrast and sharpness.
Well done!

Beautifull contrast of colors,good POV.
Very artistic picture.

Ciao Francesco

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