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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
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Copyright: Callie de Wet (Callie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-06
Categories: Desert
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 80-400 OS
Exposure: f/22, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-12-25 5:30
Viewed: 4500
Points: 21
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
to all the Guys n Dolls on Treknature - I wish you and yours the very best for the New Year, may you find happiness and blessing in whatever you pursue. May the sun shine on your photography, and may you also remember the Greater Light that illuminates all our ways and THE ONE from whence all blessings come from.
For those in crisis, remember, the experience that you now face might soon be something of the past, and the only thing that will remain with you, is your conduct in this experience. So, find your strength at the Source of all Blessing.
For those who are happy, Gibran said it is hitching your wagon to the stars. Life is SO short, enjoy it and share your happiness, so that the giving might be yours and not that of your inheritors.
No White Christmas here in sunny SA this is the Auob Road in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Bilbo Baggins [Tolkien] said : the Road goes ever on, so let us walk wisely into the NEW Year!
From Desiderata - . . . whatever your labours and aspirations in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful Strife to be happy.
Enjoy your day

Venue Kalahari Desert, Auob Road
Date 66 December 2004
Time 17h28
Camera - Nikon D70
ISO 200 & ↑ 0 EV.
Sigma 80-400 F4.5- 5.6 APO OS
Filter Cokin UV
Focal length - 400 mm
Exposure mode - Aperture Priority - 1/125 @ F10
Flash Balanced i-TTL
Support Handheld
Little cropping; H/S; levels; hue/ saturation; S/C; Some USM, , reduced to Site size.

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Hi Callie.
Thanks for you post and note.
Excellent work.
Regards from the cold north.

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  • Lesley Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
  • [2004-12-25 6:28]
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Thank you, Callie...Merry Christmas to you and yours as well. Lovely image of the road ahead of us and your sentiment is also pure of heart. Thanks!

Thank you Callie for the wishes and thoughts they are well spoken.
For shurley the road does go on for ever, and you never know what is round the corner even if you think you do, life is full of surprises and we must make the best of what is presented to us.
Happy Christmas to you too

Thanks very much for sharing that with us Callie.Some very sound advice there. A lot of my favourite stuff comes from 'The Lazymans Guide To Enlightenment' and 'The Handbook To Higher Consciousness .... obviously there's Krishnamurti, Osho, Ram Dass, Chogyam Trungpa, and many others who have inspired me.
Oh ... a very nice photograph. I can't get over how red that soil is. Choice!

It looks warmer down there, that's for sure! The road makes a nice leading line into the photo, where colors are certainly as vibrant as your Christmas wishes!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-25 14:46]

Pragtige woorde en wense. Baie dankie. Tipies van jou af, almal plaas rooi blomme, voels and jy plaas rooi grond, baie oorspronklik en mooi.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-12-25 17:08]

Hi Callie!
Thanks for great wishes and great note! I wish you all best in New Year! And please, will not stop posting beautiful, hot pictures like this one :-)

Ai, hoe mooi is die Kalaharie!! Pragtige foto, Callie. Wens net ek kon daar wees. Nice work.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-12-27 20:08]

Thanks for he wishes, Callie.
A different Chrismas post card from which I am use to. I like it very much.
Thank you for your inspiring note and well written which supports the rise in our spirits and our hearts.

Great to see a SA landscape. So this is where you get all those goodies.
Looks somewhat similar to the arid parts of middle Australia rather than middle Earth.
I hope the road take you many interesting places and that you share your spoils with us in the not to distant future.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2004-12-28 2:29]

Mijn beste Kerst wensen Callie van mij, en mogen er veel mooie beelden komen en dan van de dieren want dit is toch uw grote specialisatie.
Groeten van John.

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