This shot was taken late in the afternoon close to Sesrien Canyon. I liked the way the low sun was revealing the textures of the velt and casting long shadows across the seasonal grasses.
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ines8 (6112) 2012-07-06 3:11
A very sensitive picture,lovelly landscape in a splendid light, i like it a lot.
Have a wonderful day,
tyro (24330) 2012-07-06 4:23
The late afternoon light is, I think, what really makes this such a wonderful photograph and you have made the very most of it.
The low oblique sunlight shows all the textures of the little tussocks (as they would say "Down Under") of coarse grass against their dense shadows and has also "sculpted" the distant mountains beautifully. And, of course, it has similarly lit the clouds in the sky to give a most interesting and characterful topping to this lovely photograph.
As always, Lovely vibrant colours, perfect exposure and exquisite sharpness.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-07-06 4:29
love this! The little spikes of green in the light are so magical and attractive. A stunning view and captured so beautifully. Exquisite imagery!
Have a great weekend - regards Brian.
Sergiom (77253) 2012-07-06 4:34
Assez intéressant comme terrassement.Je ne suis pas certain que ce serait adéquat pour le devant de ma maison. Le point de vue au ras du sol donne une grande profondeur à l'image.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-07-06 5:40
Ola Rosemary ,
Beleza esta paisagem com estes pequenos montinhos de erva , dá um interessante efeito visual , bonitas as montanhas de fundo em tons de castanho , boa luz de final de dia , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
williewhistler (16372) 2012-07-06 6:24
I have to agree with John,it`s the lovely low light that enhances the shape of the tufts of grass and rocky soil in the FG,whilst the distant hills appear almost as a sleeping monster.
A fine photo,beautifully composed and well presented.
Best regards Les.
cargus (10105) 2012-07-06 7:24
Beautiful landscape, beautiful colors, well framed and rendered, image well done.!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-07-06 7:56
The light is fantastic on these grassy tufts. The mountain creates a pleasant contrast. The landscape is beautiful. The quality is excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
sevy (58) 2012-07-06 8:01
When I was there, the grass was totally dry and yellow. Nice to see what it looks like with green color, it gives a good contrast with the red stones in background.
Good management of the composition with the depth feeling shared by this foreground caught in wide angle lens.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2012-07-06 12:02
Trés belle image aux couleurs flamboyantes, avec un excellent cadrage.
C'est peut etre un poil sombre.
yquem46 (38750) 2012-07-06 13:07
An amazing shot, very graphical with all these green little grass tufts in nice color harmony with the brown hill and the blue sky
nice light to have them shine !
have a good WE, best regards
coolravi19 (549) 2012-07-06 21:13
An amazing panorama,excellent shot,powerful contrasts,strong colors… These mountain grasses are looking so beautiful ...
This place is just amazing . Just perfect for a travel guide book.
jjcordier (79297) 2012-07-06 22:44
Une très belle photo de paysage avec de beaux contrastes de couleurs entre le premier plan, les montagnes et le ciel. Une bonne composition et une très jolie lumière.
CLODO (33980) 2012-07-07 0:36
A low POV to enhance the lateral light which sculpts the grass among the peebles, and stretching the shadows, giving thesense of volume on the mountains at the back.
bukitgolfb301 (41014) 2012-07-07 1:05
Hi dear Rosemary
Another fantastic shot! As usual as you indeed!
A great appraoch of wide and low angle to enhance the wide and rough land. This is your professionalizm. Thanks for your sharing with good work and have a good weekend! Best regards,
Takero from rainy(regrettable) Tokyo
sacimar (26205) 2012-07-07 2:29
the light plays a key role in this picture, I like the warm tones and the perspective you chose, the visual result is interesting, nice job,
Have a good weekend,
dkmurphys (57427) 2012-07-07 23:20
You sure have an original way to illustrate the beauty of those wild places. Another fine shot, well done.
leo61 (0) 2012-07-07 23:25
Perfect light for landscape photograpy and great composition with this amount of foreground.Great depth.
npecanhuk (74814) 2012-07-08 14:43
Very beautiful picture of a wonderful location!
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition, colors and management of light are superb photo qualities!
TFS - congrats,
delpeoples (57278) 2012-07-09 2:44
Hi dear Rosemary
Yes the depth of this photo is amazing. I agree, the way the light plays on the tufts of grass and casts shadows is really beautiful. The aperture of f/14 has worked superbly. The colours are so lovely and natural too. An exquisite photo, just masterful.
Thanks for sharing, have a great Monday
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2012-07-12 6:53
it's such a delight to view your photos! It's been a while and I've missed a lot of your posts (i actually view them but I just haven't had much time to comment on them-check my recent post then you'll know why). Anyway, couldn't agree more with what you've said. I like the warm lighting that enables the grass to emanate its greens. This is one interesting and stunning landscape. Your photos are simply a temptation, please show me more! I might just be surprised that one day I'm here seeing this view in person!
thanks for sharing!
Have a great day,
jemaflor (95957) 2012-07-12 13:55
Very beautiful landscape, great deth with this fg, I like the result with this lareral light, well done.
mkamionka (35788) 2012-07-19 4:45
amazing light conditions. I like the long shadows and the very well saturated colors.
Beautiful landscape. Fantastic idea for the foreground,
InasiaJones (31566) 2012-08-02 16:55
This is the kind of landscape that was mesmerizing me when considering to visit Namibia. Vast velds stretching towards the horizon, only interrupted by red mountains, this is quite something to contemplate and fantasize about.
The low light is creating long shadows while warming up their lime colour. The composition is well organized and assuming, with mountains and horizon placed quite high, a decision that I like a lot.
- Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) (31629)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-12
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Namibian Landscapes 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-06 3:07