Namibia has received the first rains of the season and after a poor season last year we need some good downpours to fill the dams, water the farmland to allow the crops and animals to thrive. This shot was taken in the Caprivi area of the country where the rains are generally far better than in the south of the country.
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Romano46 (16578) 2013-12-16 2:15
sei maestra nel riprendere questi paesaggi naturali della Namibia e anche in questo dimostri la tua classe.
Colori sorprendenti, natura selvaggi ae composizione idonea a evidenziare la bellezza della natura.
Ciao, buona giornata e buon inizio di settimana
snunney (79521) 2013-12-16 2:39
I like the composition with the watercourse travelling in an oblique line across the frame with these lovely cloud reflections. Light and colours are sublime.
trevormoffiet (2414) 2013-12-16 2:41
I love the composition; the clouds and their reflections, the grasses and their colours, the late afternoon (or early morning) light. I like also that the image has good depth. It is a scene not unlike what you would find at Kakadu. However, the blacks look a little too black on my screen. I would be tempted to try to recover a little more detail (just a touch)in those dark areas of vegetation.
jhm (135096) 2013-12-16 2:59
Your image is wonderful, alone the colours are very strong, a little bit a fairy tale picture, out of a children book.
Notwithstanding the colours get we a fantastic picture with nice perspective and depth, also nice panorama view.
Lovely composition, splendid presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
papagolf21 (83214) 2013-12-16 3:11
Bonjour, chère Rosemary,
J'aime beaucoup l'ambiance générale qui se dégage de cette composition.
L'ensemble s'apparente à une peinture du dix-neuvième siècle.
Très bonne journée.
mesutilgim (79956) 2013-12-16 3:25
Another perfect landscape capture from Namibia. With good pov and layout.
Nice bright colors.
TFS and best regards
Sergiom (54421) 2013-12-16 3:47
J'aime beaucoup les couleurs qu'apportent la lumière de la fin de journée. On dirait que tout est magnifié.L'endroit est bien joli avec ces teintes de jaune à la surface de l'eau.
Subhogen (4065) 2013-12-16 4:04
Wow what a beautiful sky. Clear reflections on the still water. Superb colors and contrast. Very well managed light in difficult situations.
Overall a photo with an amazing effect. Splendid!
Thanks for sharing.
Gigidusud (13251) 2013-12-16 4:13
Splendid landscape with nice colors and great reflections on the pond. I like the calm atmosphere and the light. Well done!
Have a nice day my neighbor!
timecapturer (45143) 2013-12-16 4:45
what a beautiful shot! The light and range of colour tones in the heavens are just amazing. Nature as the painter and you have captured its handiwork so impressively. Glorious imagery!
Have a good week - B.
cornejo (27959) 2013-12-16 4:49
Hi Rosemary, lovely view of this beautiful place with a wonderful light, very well composed and captured in this beautiful photograph. Wonderful image of a beautiful landscape, very good sharpness, depth and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Nicou (116224) 2013-12-16 5:15
Grandisoe vue et iamge quel décor de rêve quelle vue et compo fantastique iamge avec ces reflet du ciel en fond sur l'eau et ces herbes quelle beauté.
Bravo et amitié
Noel_Byrne (20698) 2013-12-16 5:22
What a sight! That sky is spectacular, something I always love but the way you have composed the ground with the catches of water and marsh create an equally fascinating lower half to the picture too with those lakes of fire on the left hand side. The details and colors through the shrubs and trees is amazing.
I can safely say, your promise of rain is a lot more colorful than the ones I am used to!!
Thanks as always
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-16 6:02
Colors and colors everywhere - in the sky, on the grass, the water... and they are exotic.
Great selection of location and of course - time.
The composition helped the colors come out so nicely.
Spectacular shot. Thanks.
gojo (1715) 2013-12-16 10:37
What a lovely image from a land I don´t know at all. Amazing colors and fine reflections.
marina7 (8049) 2013-12-16 11:46
strange enough but this looks exactly like our river nearby.. but it's exotic Namibia!:) Love the strong contrast and the iridescent colors of the sky and water.
Lovely scenery and great job.
Have a great week
carlo62 (27534) 2013-12-16 14:41
colori e sfumature meravigliosi, ci sono molte tonalità in questa foto e sono tutte raddoppiate dal riflesso.
Bellissimo panorama, composto sapientemente.
Ellov (104) 2013-12-16 15:19
Great composition of colors in the sky and in the "grass".
jcpix (11440) 2013-12-16 18:39
I understand the need for rain, it's something that's always welcomed here too! You'd think the native Arizonans though had never seen such a phenomenon!?
What a stellar image, the colors and mood are alive, and yet there's a very tranquil and quiet ambiance. Now that's the kind of sky every photographer would love to have, you caught a beauty here! The scattered red color throughout the marsh really stands out, but it's just the right touch to accent the colorful sky.
You should sport that pink track suit, run out into this scene and have your picture taken...you know, see if we can spot you? :)
kabel (1571) 2013-12-16 19:48
Hello Rosemary, the colors are so vibrant and magical looking. Good time of day to take a photo. Lovely reflection of the sky in the pond which gives us a different view of Namibia, different from the red earth of the desert area.
I have to admit that I don't know much about Namibia, your home, but through your photos I get to glimpse a very exotic part of the world without leaving my easy chair. Thank you,
jjcordier (73218) 2013-12-16 22:36
D'étonnantes couleurs pour cette très belle photo de paysage.
cargus (8018) 2013-12-17 0:10
Superb landscape, beautiful colors, well framed and rendered, image well done.!
krzychu30 (15332) 2013-12-17 10:30
WOW,what to write about this one?actually this view speaks for itself and doesn´t need any comment.
I just write it´s truly delightful!I enjoy the tranquility of the scene as well as so fabulous colors,which help you to create so pleasant mood of the scene.
Have a nice evening
williewhistler (12391) 2013-12-17 11:14
the lovely colours in the sky and the reflections in the water are delightful with the golden hue on the rushes adding their own charm.
Best regards Les.
Silvio1953 (115837) 2013-12-17 13:20
Ciao Rosemary, fascinating composition with fantastic reflections, superb sky, wonderful, warm colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
fabbs99 (15681) 2013-12-17 20:19
Superb shot of the village skyline.Perfect lighting and sharpness.Very well done,TFS.
Graal (95343) 2013-12-18 9:22
view here is beautiful. Great colors, sky is fantastic. I like it a lot. Nice picture with theme from nature.
Have a nice evening.
COSTANTINO (51262) 2013-12-18 23:28
a shot that has everything
vivid colors beautiful sky and clouds
reflections and a great inspiration
it s an image with a great depth
Waylim (25034) 2013-12-19 9:22
Awesome image with rich and deep color of hte sunset, the foreground of wetland suggest it is a rainy or tropoical setting. Very nice open view without any obstruction. Love the reflection of the sky on the water.
delpeoples (52445) 2013-12-21 4:04
Hello dear Rosemary
I think I saw this on FB, but relish the chance to see it again. No doubt this was taken at the same time as your previous photo, where the light looks so sweet I'd have had difficulty stopping shooting whilst it lasted. The soft pink tones are magical and contrast in a very interesting way with the golden light. The glassy reflections are the icing on the cake. An immaculate photo, beautifully executed and one that pulls at the heartstrings for those of us who love waterscapes.
ourania (26316) 2013-12-22 4:53
a beautiful and suggestive picture, with great depth and enchanting colours. I like very much how much the sky and the water resemble each other and how the landscape is laid out on an almost homogeneous canvas. The shapes of the land match those of the clouds. You did a very remarkable work with the colour definition, distinguishing the bold, dark colours of the vegetation from the pastel tones and the soft textures around them. Light, colours and atmosphere are captivating. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a wonderful, fulfilling Christmas holiday!
Angshu (54709) 2013-12-30 20:53
Hello dear Rosemary
A fine scene bathed in beautiful pastel light! I especially liked the clouds right of centre and the gradation of colours in the sky. The reflection in the water is beautiful...
Wishing you & all your loved ones a fine, prosperous & healthy 2014
kato (11630) 2014-01-07 5:09
You're capturing well this landscape by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the plain with water grass and the river dyed to setting sun. It looks like peculiar landscape in Africa. By the way, the world is holding the difficult problem of a water shortage with the increase of population in future.
tatadalou (5641) 2014-01-21 15:13
Great light on this marshland. The sky and its reflections enlightens the marsh. The vegetation has wonderful red nuances. Wonderful.