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This side of Heaven . . .

This side of Heaven . . .
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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: 2006-12-17
Categories: Desert
Camera: Nikon D70
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): gondox's favorites - landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-13 22:24
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Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Now as far as the feeling of freedom and the cornucopia of beauty goes, there are few places as stunning as a desert to my mind. The Kalahari is the largest sand tract in the world, and starting over in the Deocratic Rep of Congo, it streches down over Africa and into the Northern Cape. Not all of it is desert, but its red sand has its own type of magig - they say that once its red sand has entered your socks and shoes, you will always have the urge to return to this harsh, but beautiful land. This old truck found a final resting place a few kms outside the Entrance gate to the Kgalagadi Transfrontieer Park. The cirus clouds form an ephemeral Guard of Homour for this old warrior of the road just after sunrise.

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Hi Callie,
Wow! What a great capture of natural colors. I like the composition and did I mention superb colors...
Nicely done!
Cheers, Andriy

Hi Callie,
Great to see you here. I've been away a bit myself but just posted after you.
I love this desert scene with its rich colours and textures.
I photographed some clouds like this above the forest just yesterday evening.
I'll have to post some later on too.
The truck don't look like its going much further.
Great image.

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  • farhad (28)
  • [2008-03-14 1:24]

hi callie
Beautiful color and great shot.
thank you

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-03-14 1:58]

Awesome image Callie. I guess the red sand has entered your socks and shoes. . .
Awesome colours and sky too.
Thank you

Hi Callie!

Fantastic colors and patterns! And a very fine composition: the tree and the wreck are placed well against each other. Looks very fine, TFS!

Best regards,

An in teresting note..I love the sharpness of this shot!
A very beautiful composition!
Thanks & cheers!

Great land/skyscape image Callie.
Just love the color contrast, color saturation and the wonderful sky.
The old truck adds beautifully to the entire scene.
A real joy to look at. TFS!!!

Best regards and have a nice weekend,


Hi Callie
it's always nice to see a post from you again, old friend.
This is lovely especially the contrast of the colours between the ground and the sky. The sky is wonderful with great pattern of the clouds.
The picture is well composed with the lonely tree out o the middle. I like the deep and details too.
Well done.

I hope everything is well.
Have a nice weekend.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-03-15 4:16]

Bonjour Callie,

Superbe prise,la composition est très jolie. Bravo pour la parfaite exposition et le grand contraste.

Hello Callie! So good to see one of your photos, this one is so dramatic, the sky seems to just pop out of my screen. The contrast with the red earth is stunning. I'd love to see a shot with that old truck a bit closer too. Well done, it took my breath away.

Hi Callie

I love the cloud formations and the rich colours. Wonderful contrast. :-)

Mooi foto Callie - Betsie

Extraordinary shot! The way the clouds point towards the horizon, and the combination of red and blue is awsum. Nice position of the old car. It breaks the monotonous nature of the landscape. Excellent work.

Hi Callie,
Speaking of Heaven :)
Wonderful comp and dramatic sky, this is a beautiful desert scene.
Love the early light and color sat, very nice work mf.

Hi Callie

The Kgalagadi Park in all its glory!



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