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Lowveld View

Lowveld View
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-27
Categories: Savannah
Camera: Nikon D5200, AF-S DX Nikkor18-105mmF/3.5-5.6G-ED-VR
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-08-23 7:00
Viewed: 1679
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had captured this picture in Lowveld Area,Mpumalanga;South Africa.

South Africa Lowveld,wedged between the Mpumalanga section of the Darkensberg and Mozambique,is part of a vast Subtropical region of Savanna that stretches through Zimbabwe and Zambia as far as Central Africa.

The Lowveld is home to the seat of the provincial administration in Nelspruit,White River.In Lowveld you will find the oldest Dolomite Caves in the World,The fanous Sudwala Caves with an enormous collection of Cycads and an African rainforest.

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To PeterZ: Thank YouHotelcalifornia 1 08-24 09:31
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Hello Srikumar,
What a gorgeous view of this Lowveld area. The colorful rock outcroppings stand out nicely agai9nst the darkened skies. I would imagine you could spend weeks in an area such as this and never get tired of seeing new and exciting forms of life as well as beautiful sights and sounds. TFS.

Dear friend,
Without boarding an aircraft you takes us all the way to this BEAUTIFUL location in South Africa.
Had to W/S it. Worked on the shadows. Gave it a bit more light.
I could live here quite easily though a bit cold to my liking.
Best and most kind regards,
P.S. You could have easily made 2 images of this one by cropping and posted one as a LARGE VERSION.
I'll send you a sample.

Hi Sri,
Beautiful place and photo, the composition's excellent. Even slightly underexposed, the photo's having a special, "night-alike" atmosphere, which for example is lacking from the WS. The original shot seems like the place was illuminated with a reflector at night. In my opinion this is more important than the technical details, because the viewer's having an impression about what he sees - and here we (I) have it without doubt. Exceptional shot. Bravo.
Best regards, László

Fantastic light indeed. anf wonderful colours MF Srikumar!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-23 14:01]
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Hello Srikumar,
Fantastic dramatic scene in this wonderful landscape. Brilliant composition in splendid colours and fine sharpness. Very beautiful.
Sorry, deleted my photo because I've posted the wrong one. Tomorrow the re-post.

Hello Srikumar, I really want to see in real life these amazing places :) Thanks for letting us know about these.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-24 13:05]

Hi Srikumar,another great spectacle with an impressive large view,but another time a bit dark,i like the clear example made by Mario with the WS,this place is a dream,i wish to be there...ehhe..have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Srikumar

WOW ! the atmosphere effect of this photo at is at his top,
the POV you choose and the framing you give, with the light
and the foreground and background sceneries are contributing
to that wonderful atmosphere effect, TFS


Ciao Srikumar, fascinating landscape, wonderful colors, perfect exposure and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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