After a short visit to Etosha I am back in Windhoek and would like to wish all my friends and fellow TE’ers a very Happy New Year.
The seasonal rains have started to fall in the park and the picture I post today was taken at the Etosha Viewpoint, close to the Halali camp. Thunderclouds are building on the horizon and are reflected in the water which has collected in the usually dry and dusty salt pan.
For a good overview of the geology and formation of the pan, I recommend the article which can be seen here http://www.completenamibia.com/Geology.Sites.Etosha.htm
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olive224 (2719) 2013-01-03 2:56
Very sharp landscape you shot here ;)
I image the white balance is not set to cloudy !! the tones are very cold for africa and i imagine that this is an artistic choice, and i like it !
The red and blues are answering themselves in this composition where the master piece is the "fence"
Very well done --> favorite
snunney (83693) 2013-01-03 3:24
A very interesting landscape and beautifully captured by you. The image has immense depth and benefits from superb light and colours. The clouds are quite fascinating. Happy New year 2013 to you.
bukitgolfb301 (35908) 2013-01-03 3:42
Hi dear Rosemary
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!
Ya starting by so fresh posting for 2013.
Vivid blue and white colors, which seems to lead with no end. Great panfocus appraoch as usual. Thanks for your sharing with comfortability and have a good day!
Takero from cold Tokyo
dkmurphys (49254) 2013-01-03 4:12
Very beautiful lake scene. Great colors and high quality. Well seen, all the best for the new year!
timecapturer (48668) 2013-01-03 4:24
welcome back and Happy New Year. An original and quite stunning shot this. Love the contrast of colours and textures here; a real mixture of hot and cold that works marvelously. Love it!
Regards - Brian.
Nicou (121924) 2013-01-03 5:10
Merveilleux ciel et image superbe compo et cpatage quel ciel avec la terre rouge ce bleu avec la bande à l'infini superbe image.
bravo et amitié
Noel_Byrne (24247) 2013-01-03 7:53
A very happy new year to you!
A beautiful landscape, with your trademark stunning colours. I love that the sea seems to stretch to eternity, blending in places wiht the sky. The sky itself has a fantastic 3D effect which almost appears to be moving inside the image. Lovely atmosphere to the whole scene, it almost feels charged!
All the best
eldancer1 (27855) 2013-01-03 9:52
Simple but beautiful composition! So peaceful and calm looking. Good pov and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
abmdsudi (43480) 2013-01-03 9:53
Superb use of wide view to greatest effect and your decision to include more of the sky is perfect not only the clouds are fantastic here but the vast blue sky really set off the foreground apart. It's all about the drama in stunning sky that is really remarkable. A fine piece of photography with seamless result, Quality as always. Congrats.
Wishing you the very best for 2013
chrisvek (7001) 2013-01-03 10:14
Wow!So wonderful shot with very clever look.Also amazing contrasts with the sky and the ground.Very good job.I wish you all the best for 2013.
Happy New Year
Royaldevon (29549) 2013-01-03 11:44
Such a beautiful composition!
The blues are very uncharacteristic of the normal colours from Namibia and introduce a consuming 'freshness'!
The f/g fence is very important as a focal reference and to produce this great sense of depth.
All my best wishes to you and your family for 2013,
brianmcc (6175) 2013-01-03 13:11
happy new year to you too.
this is an incredible landscape. the colours are amazing, i love the sky and clouds which look so dramatic and full of character. the smooth texture of the water looks beautiful.
what is the reason for the small fence, is it a boundary to stop you going any closer?
ACL1978 (7467) 2013-01-03 13:22
The sky is simply stunning here, Rosemary - the deep blue and a vast array of fluffy clouds reflected on the water. An amazing spot you've shown us here, and an interesting vantage point, with the rail running across at the thirds mark and separating red clay from salt water.
yquem46 (38734) 2013-01-03 14:08
What a gorgeous sky to start 2013 ! So African !
Excellent color contrast with the ochre ground
Have a nice evening, best wishes for 2013 from France
carlo62 (32735) 2013-01-03 14:25
bellissimo scatto, il cielo è magnifico ed il pov ne aumenta l'effetto scenografico.
Grazie per gli auguri.
emka (78852) 2013-01-03 17:33
How strange to see Etosha pan in blue! I had not the idea it happens. Amazing depthband colours. I like this huge quite surface.
Have a wonderful 2013
jjcordier (76322) 2013-01-03 22:03
Ce ciel est splendide et le contraste de couleurs avec la terre rouge est magnifique. Je suis un peu moins fan des piquets et de la rambarde mais l'ensemble reste très beau.
Bonne année 2013.
bayno (18342) 2013-01-04 0:53
Wonderful landscape Rosemary..so dept and with nice colors, the light is somethingh special and the sky is fantastic...
I wish you all the best for the new years...
in this period i don't have so many time for photo and TE...running for money :(...in few next mounth i will go again in Jaipur for my work...
macjake (56494) 2013-01-05 10:06
I have never visited such salt pans, I know there's also a popular one in Bolivia South America.
what a scene this one is!
talk about your expansive sky, the depth is a 10 out of 10! seemingly going on for infinity and infinity.
its also cool how the clouds seem to be flatened like a pancake.
Super cool shot!
adores (37025) 2013-01-08 16:39
Seems you got a really beautiful sky before the rain!
The saltpan seems endless from this pov!
This earth, rocks and sort of fence make a really good foreground. A really good shot, with great colours!
Have an excellent New Year!
- Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) (31091)
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- Date Taken: 2012-12-31
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