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Dead Vlei 2

Dead Vlei 2
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Copyright: Catia Martire Centonze (micica) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 64] (408)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09
Categories: Desert
Camera: Nikon D70
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-21 4:01
Viewed: 3705
Points: 16
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well...what to say. this is the view i had once arriving on the top of a dune in dead vlei. it was spectacular and vertiginous. far and wide only red sand dunes and the nice dead vlei in the middle. i have to say honestly, it was horrendously exhausting klimbing up this dune on the deep sand and i was also scared about my camera, but finally it worths the trouble.

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Ciao Catia, complimenti per tutta la tua bella galleria, magnifica questa bicolore, brava, certo che ne hai avuto di coraggio nel commentare la mia schifosisima foto:)
Ciao Silvio

I find this very unusual Catia. What a stark contrast in color. It is a bit baffling too. It is an effective abstract composition. When using a polarizing filter on horizontal images it can be turned away from maximum effect in order to avoid the uneven saturation in the sky.

Evelynn : )

Ciao Catia,
spettacolare paesaggio di deserto interpretato con un'immagine surrealista dai colori saturi ed acceccanti, eccellenti POV e composizione. Mi piace il tuo approccio fotografico che ricerca spesso prospettive "estreme"

ciao Catia,
un paesaggio affascinante e ricco di colori caldi..presumo che "cavalcare" le dune sia stata una bella emozione con tanta adrenalina
complimenti sERGIO

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-11-21 12:06]

What a view, Catia, it is incredible! The only thing, I wonder why are the lines so straight, on the left, the dune falling into dead vlei is straight, is that possible or there's something that I miss. I love the contrasting colours, the warm beautiful light too! Thank you,


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-11-21 19:15]

Hi Catia,
Wonderful shot from the top of that dune. Superb handling of harsh natural lighting and lovely saturated and contrasting colours. I like your chosen POV to portray maximum visual impact. Hats off for this fine image and also for your effort in climbing so high.
TFS this fine image.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-11-21 22:00]

Hi Catia,

Your landskape looks very well as you have rendered so well the contrasting colors. I also like the comosition of your photo with those diagonaly placed lines. Good image quality too as details of the landscape can be well seen.

Thank you for sharing,

Spectacular colors. Congratulations.

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