The sun was low in the sky warming the colours of the landscape and casting deep shadows across the canyon. There are two ‘people’ in the shot, one a small figure, the other a large profile, can you spot them both?
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serp2000 (45302) 2012-08-04 6:23
The sky is very cloudy, but the sunlights are very strong. I like a capture of so amazing shade. Like a man face! A small figure looks not so effectly, IMHO.
mjw364 (1466) 2012-08-04 6:35
Hello Rosemary - as usual a great pin sharp shot with fantastic colours. I like the two men in the shot! Looks like a case of right place at the right time to catch the shadow just like that with that person exactly in that place.
Nice moment captured.
dta (80998) 2012-08-04 8:43
Hello Rosemary ;
A great wild canyon , under a superb light . The sky is really wonderful , too , so I can understand why , here , you've not applied the "perfect" rule of thirds .
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2012-08-04 9:53
Wow, the colours look surreal- maybe because of the purple tones ni the sky. What I love about this scene is that I see a shadow of a face of a man in side view and that ghostly man in white! hahaha!! Yeah, saw them both! Now this image is even more interesting! You should've entitled it "where's wally?"! Great shot, beautiful landscape (as always) which was beautifully presented thru a great photographer's eyes!
PS. my recent post was handheld shot.. =)
jemaflor (101223) 2012-08-04 10:03
Beautiful landscape taken at a good moment with a so lovely light, perfect tones, impressive sky with these clouds.Great detail with the tiny personn.
Gerrit (52123) 2012-08-04 10:46
what a fantastic barren landscape in a magnificient warm light.
The spectacular sky completes this beautiful photo.
siudzi (34141) 2012-08-04 11:09
The place looks amazing with very interesting structure of rocks presented in the foreground. Like the cloudy sky which gave a fantastic contrast to the orange wall of rocks. Very well done. TFS.
ines8 (6120) 2012-08-04 14:06
Fantastic landscape in this beautiful warm light, splendid colours, perfect clarity, i like it a lot.
kathryn_weir (2056) 2012-08-04 16:45
Wonderful split composition - the contrast of the warm tones in the rock below and the cool cloud laden sky is wonderful. The sharp shadows of late afternoon do provide a great sense of drama- I particularly like the little spill of colour creeping in on the far right. Is there a very gently tilt down to the left or was that simply the fall of the land and a deliberate inclusion?
As for the two figures- the little sunlit man caught my eye immediately but the big nosed guy took longer- I was actually considering where the area of shade on the bottom left had the shadow of a photographer but then realised it was shade within a rock crevice- thanks for the "Where's Wally "moment :)
Wonderful shot, thanks for sharing
jjcordier (79297) 2012-08-04 22:26
Fabuleuse lumière donnant encore plus de grandeur à ce sublime paysage (et, accessoirement, des ombres aux formes étonnantes!). Très beau ciel pour compléter cette excellente photo.
annjackman (21901) 2012-08-04 22:57
Another wonderful landscape from you. The contrasty light has been used so very effectively giving lovely shadowy shapes and depth. The clouds are superb and in this case so much better than a plain blue sky. Love the face with the prominent nose! Beautifully sharp so we can see all the textures of the coloured rock. This place must be a geolgist's dream. Ah - I have just seen the small figure in white so now I realise the scale of this canyon.
I enjoyed exploring this canyon through your photo - TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
p.s. had front seats at the 20K men's walking race in the Mall yesterday. A short circuit so saw them several times.
Cricri (123650) 2012-08-05 0:27
Sublime lumière avec l'extraordinaire forme d'une figure qui ce dessine sur les rochers, un ciel magnifique qui contribue a la beauté de l'endroit
delpeoples (59426) 2012-08-05 2:23
Hello dear Rosemary
Well I can certainly see one person - and their shadow - in the left FG, but I've nearly gone blind trying to see the second. Anyway, I'm satisfied with just sitting back and enjoying this beautiful view. great POV here, which has exhalted the photo to a completely different level. I love the effect of the wide angle on the clouds in the sky, and the landscape, just seem to go on forever. What an amazing and timeless land you live in, thanks for sharing it with us.
Warm regards, happy Sunday
dkmurphys (62725) 2012-08-05 3:00
Very picturesque capture. I love the sky and the shapes of the canyon. Well taken, enjoy the day.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-08-05 3:14
yep! can see both of them in this amazing shot. Love the light and the atmosphere here is palpable. Gorgeous colours and textures under a glorious sky. Great sense of scale and an awesomely presented shot.
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian.
mkamionka (39485) 2012-08-05 4:21
wow this is so beautiful. Not only the rock formations of this canyon are very impressive creating interesting shades but also you have captured it in an extraordinary light, so warm and painting such wonderful colors on the sky and the Earth. It must have been a great experience to be there in person,
leo61 (0) 2012-08-05 4:48
Just sent you an e mail about your Burma request.
The person`s shadow and the white clothed one makes this a great composition and I like a lot the depth of this shot with the help of these nice clouds.
williewhistler (16410) 2012-08-05 6:38
I`m not usually attracted to images with the skyline right in the middle of the frame,but for some reason it works quite well for this shot,perhaps because there is so much to enjoy in both halves of the scene.
The shadows that create such lovely shapes in the Canyon are really well portrayed and the sky is just delightful.
Kind regards Les.
Nicou (148320) 2012-08-05 6:47
quel ciel e tiamge usperbe vue et compo avec la belle roche en remier plant sueprbe vue et cmpo fantastique quelle immensité.
Bravo et amitié
abmdsudi (57112) 2012-08-06 9:46
Sensational view with evening light beams penetrate through the textured formation offerring great quality, shapes, shadows, forms and outstanding colour. Compositionally it is superb, but what is even more impressive is your absolutely brilliant handling of the exposure, and that human shadow! Fantastic view as the light makes this subtle and intricate. The wonderful sky further boost the drama. Well done
emka (104140) 2012-08-06 21:38
HI, I have Sesriem Canyon in my schedule. It looks fantastic. I see the white tiny man givingus the scale but where is the other one? Haha, I see the profile, well spotted. Wonderful warm light, amazing place. M.
Silvio1953 (150127) 2012-08-07 5:34
Ciao Rosemary, fascinating landscape with fantastic sky, great view of amazing place, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
mjdundee (4663) 2012-08-09 10:43
What a great photograph. Did you discover the profile in the viewfinder already. Without the small person it would be impossible to estimate the dimension of the canyon. The sky and clouds are looking so fantastic too. Great landscape photography.
Noel_Byrne (33036) 2012-08-10 9:35
I can see the large profile, but I may spend a while more looking for the little person :)
The clouds and shadows with the warm colours all tie together beautifully to make this a very attractive image, and with a great sense of height as the way the canyon drops below the scene on the lower left.
Thanks for sharing
Rafer (0) 2012-09-24 10:12
INcredible nice place,,,very good shot!!!!!!!! Greetings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!