This shot is very much related to the last image I uploaded. Rain had continued to fall and before journeying on to Swakopmund we took a drive to Sesriem Canyon (translated as six strap or six tributaries. The Tsauchab River was still flowing swiftly and it was impossible to ford, in fact the road south was closed and remained so for several days.
I took several shots at this location but have found them more than challenging to edit, mainly because of the muddy colours and very dull light.
The only time that the Tsauchab River has any water in it is after exceptionally heavy rains, and in the Naukluft region of Namibia that is very rarely. The “river” is approximately 100 km long and is best known for the spectacular Sesriem Canyon, which it has carved through the sedimentary rock over the millennia, and for the usually dry lake called Sossusvlei, in the very heart of the Namib Desert. Sossusvlei marks the end of the Tsauchab River’s abortive attempt to reach the Atlantic, for here it is blocked by some of the biggest sand dunes in the world
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williewhistler (15451) 2011-12-20 11:11
Hello Rosemary,as in the previous post the evidence of the floods remain,there is mud every where!
It`s a fine shot of the morning after effect,including some lovely patterns.
Best regards Les.
brianmcc (6219) 2011-12-20 13:02
you have composed this picture very well with your low viewpoint. the bush provides a good foreground and leads nicely into the rest of the picture. great textures in the soil. the clouds allude to the rainstorms.
dkmurphys (52329) 2011-12-22 1:21
Again, who said that a flood has only ugly side? You can find beauty everywhere, right?
Charo (51210) 2011-12-22 14:51
This capture is unique and a wonderful light and atmosphere after rain. Very good perspective and depth.
- Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) (31625)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-02-06
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/22, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Namibian Landscapes 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-20 6:46