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Dead Vlei

Dead Vlei
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Copyright: Maciej Tecza (miszka) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 12] (131)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-27
Categories: Desert
Exposure: f/11, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-25 1:04
Viewed: 4574
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dead Vlei, a clay pan located near Sossusvlei, inside the Namib-Naukluft Park, is surrounded by the highest sand dunes in the world, some reaching up to 300 meters. Before Tsauchab River was reaching this place during the rainy seasons but later sand dunes encroached on the pan and blocked the river from the area so the trees living here died. The remaining skeletons of the trees which are about 500 years old give really amazing impression.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-10-25 2:05]

Hello Maciej
What an awesome scene. How sad to see the dead trees - but how wonderful they look.
Superb colours and details, and you have composed it well.
Thank you for your interesting notes too,

Hi Maciej
Very nice

Very impressive shot
brilliant colors
The text is even more surprising. 500 ans? I wonder how come that no worm has eaten the dead trees in that long time.

Witam Macku!
Milo widziec kolejnego Polaka na TN. Szczegolnie, ze - sadzac chocby po tym zdjeciu - pare ciekawych rzeczy z pewnoscia jeszcze na fotkach pokarzesz :)
Bardzo ladna kompozycja, ze swietnym swiatlem i zywa kolorystyka (choc w sumie krajobraz na zbyt "zywy" nie wyglada ;>).
Z niecierpliwoscia czekam na kolejne zdjecie!
Pozdrawiam serdecznie,

Hello Maciej,
Good Dead Vlei image as it's well composed and there's a lot of 3D involved. Finally excellent lighting as well...
Well done

I really enjoyed the other photo recently posted of this area, but yours is truly spectacular. The colors are so intense and strong, and you've really captured this stark and stunning landscape in a fantastic way! Very nicely done.

Maciej ,
znakomicie oddales klimat tego miejsca , dobra fotografia , chociaz kadr minimalnie leci na lewo ;-)
Sie juz nie czepiam ;-)



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  • BobH Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 8 N: 192] (650)
  • [2009-04-06 5:58]

Hi Maciej-

Stunning picture. It captures well what your notes indicate is an otherworldly place. Thanks for sharing this fabulous image.


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