In the Spitzkoppe one can go for great walks and camping amongst huge rock formations.
Many examples of Bushmen artwork can be seen painted on the rock in the Spitzkoppe area, but sadly a lot of it has been vandalized, therefore it is now a protected area.
In the workshop I have put my version of fun rock art ;-)
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daddo (24882) 2014-05-31 5:55
Hi Wanda. Missed your presence and a photo like this tells me why. Imaginative approach, poetic and apt title for this technically perfect shot. Best wishes. Klaudio.
COSTANTINO (57208) 2014-05-31 6:02
Hello my dear friend
breathtaking view to this naturl eye
let your imagination free
I like your useful notes that this
place is now a protected area
its the first time I see a capture
like this one a real dream
have a nice evening
Giustiniani (3418) 2014-05-31 6:13
c'est bien vu et superbement réalisé. Félicitations!
photoray (12781) 2014-05-31 8:21
I am a big fan of Nature's geology, and your view of this sandstone arch is attractive and includes the photographer at work element. The subdued lighting enhances the rock textures and details.
PS: Sorry to read about the vandals destroying what is often centuries old and part of our human heritage.
Unfortunately this happens too frequently in America, and I do not understand why, except these individuals must have very low self esteem and brain damage...
sevy (15365) 2014-05-31 9:01
You are digging in the hard-drive to retreive some shots; it was worth, even if there a supposed 'satané Québécois' in the frame.
I like your choice of composition with the idea of the eye well handled and the special indirect lightning. This choice is often efficient for arches. I also like the piece of fun on the second one put in WS.
I visited Namibia in 2006. It remains one of my best trip for landscape and wildlife (and BBQ). Just a pity my photo skills were not better at that time, but it is giving an argue to come back.
gildasjan (41770) 2014-05-31 10:11
Très belle image de cette voute rocheuse et ici un bel assemblage de teintes entre les couleurs chaudes des roches et le bleu de ce ciel.
PaulVDV (23037) 2014-05-31 10:45
I like both pictures very much and the one in the workshop certainly deserves to be posted as a main picture too. Not that many people have also a look in the workshop.
The composition is in both cases excellent and the rock formations look fantastic.
Unlike many, you do not wish to express a lasting mark on the rocks. Your sense to be artistically lasts as long as you're present so the next visitors will find this amazing place unharmed.
Best regards, Paul
abmdsudi (44728) 2014-05-31 19:24
A landscape photographer caught in his natural habitat with superb 'eye contact' there! I love the compo, it's bright and crisp featuring the appealing land formation, wealth of detail, colours and tones. The lone figure gives us scale proportion as to the size of the scene and it does seem to have a calming quality about it and joy to my eyes and to my mind this is just so relaxing to look at. Delightfully seen and photographed.
jjcordier (77388) 2014-05-31 23:56
Un "il" étonnant (il me semble reconnaître la pupille :)). Bien vu,photo et WS.
emka (81722) 2014-06-03 23:19
Hello Wanda, Wonderful shot with this photographer in just the right place (isn't it Andre, maybe?). Amazing rock window. I made nice walks and camped in Spitzkoppe and the Bushmen art was very interesting.
Warm regrads Malgo
Workshop is excellent too :).
CLODO (30836) 2014-06-20 5:08
Amazing landscape, and you were there at the right time to take the photographer in action! I also like your WS, another composition less published, a good twinkle!
have a good WE
claudeD (33942) 2014-07-11 6:22
wow! what a wonderful picture from Nimibia with a perfect composition showing the photographer doing his job.Namibia must be an amazing country and I would like to visit it soon.Very well done.TFS.
With regar^ds from Luxembourg
- Copyright: Wanda van den Hogen (Wanda1) (14982)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-05-29
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 17-40mm f/4 L USM, RAW
- Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-31 5:44