A second photo from one of the most beautiful places there is (in my opinion). Deadvlei in the Sossuvlei area Namib Nakluft National Park in Namibia. The trees does not decompose due to the very dry climate. According to Wikipedia the trees around are estimated to be 900 years old.
No post processing, the pol.circ filter did the work...
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siudzi (34141) 2011-05-04 12:01
This is really outstanding shot with strong composition and great visual effect.
Impressive work and place! Congrats!
Jeppo (17645) 2011-05-04 12:03
the compisition is so simple...but so effective.
namibia's colours are so strong, intense, warm...simply charming
leo61 (0) 2011-05-04 12:07
Namibia is very on my list of places I want to visit.
Good shot,taken from your low POV.Great colors and contrast,too.
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-05-04 12:11
Hello Stefan - Its always nice to see shots from Namibia. I like your composition and as you say the sky is well saturated, I find that the FG lacks a little detail but the light can be quite harsh and difficult to deal with. Look forward to seeing some more shots. From a wet and cold Windhoek, best regards Rosemary
holmertz (50782) 2011-05-04 12:34
Strange and fascinating. The tree is well placed just a little bit off centre, and you have another little cloud to balance it. This time there are also some tufts of green vegetation that add "life" to the picture. The colours are great.
prasun984 (5590) 2011-05-04 12:49
nice composition with the naked tree in the lonely desert in Namibia...gd colour contrast,sharpness & exposoure value...very gd shot...
InasiaJones (31566) 2011-05-04 13:08
A great shot where your polarizer dramatizes the sky and creates a wonderful smooth gradient.
Contrasts are gorgeous and makes the tree popping up from the screen almost in 3D. An amazing place I can't wait to discover - in less than three weeks!
alabate (1197) 2011-05-04 13:33
Cette composition attire immanquablement le regard en raison de ses lignes très épurées qui lui confère une grande beauté esthétique.
Le ciel très polarisé permet de mettre en valeur cet arbre. J'aime particulièrement le cadrage qui met en valeur cette ligne d'horizon qui traverse l'image pour former une dune de sable.
Bravo et excellente journée.
fotoguy22 (4794) 2011-05-04 14:48
It's hard to imagine this tree EVER being green!
Great colors in the sky and the various shades of brown. Good composition and I like that one little cloud.
Suppiluliuma (3913) 2011-05-04 22:37
Spectacular composition and angle, which gives this feeling of desert, dryness and loneliness.
The presence of a tiny cloud is very instrumental in bringing balance to the shot.
Finally, the colours are awesome.
annjackman (21813) 2011-05-04 22:45
We missed Deadvlei when we visted this area which I have always regretted. This picture is just how I imagined it. The colours are beautiful and the chosen composition excellent. One very small puffy cloud! Lovely work.
HimalAnda (10651) 2011-05-04 23:26
Congratulations for this beautiful picture. The colors are great and the composition is excellent. The low point of view is an excellent choice.
bracasha75 (24589) 2011-05-05 0:15
Awsome ans again awsome
LOOOK13 (19046) 2011-05-05 2:21
Very very nice shot.
A good minimalist capture, but fantastic result.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-05-05 4:51
another classic shot from you, this is a stunning composition with an artistic feel to it. Simple elements all balanced and in perfect harmony. Stunning clarity and colours it is an awesome image.
adores (44897) 2011-05-05 18:40
I've never been to Namibia, but this is surely a very unique and incredible place - I've always liked it a lot!
The composition is simple but perfect. I like it in layers, with the lonely dead tree. Such a sense of loneliness here!
Perfect light sharpness and colours!
danos (96171) 2011-05-07 9:49
the view of this dead tree is excellent as its dominates against the blue sky.The place looks so arid,with the beauty to be unique.
Have a good weekend,danos
Kielia (24077) 2011-05-07 9:58
an excellent composition, your own POV on this already well known scene works excellently and is giving us a great impression of the wonderful piece of nature. I like the atmosphere of loneliness in this fantastic light a lot. My compliments!
besnard (56030) 2011-05-10 23:17
Un superbe cliché de ce pays que j'ai eu la chance de visiter et qui m'a laissé des souvenirs inoubliables.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
TopGeo (38216) 2011-05-11 13:12
Hello Stefan! ! Perhaps the experience of the desert to be interesting! Here, give it a view with many elements of the frame colours and details! I like especially those beautiful sky and superb combination of tones of blue! with excellent sharpness and details!
sacavem (18620) 2011-05-12 12:53
Good shot of this fantastic landscape, good work to capture this image. Good colour and contrast.
dta (76643) 2011-05-13 6:21
Hello Stefan ,
Those died trees provide fantastic subjects for the photographers , especially in the oustanding landscapes of Namibia . And you've captured this one perfectly , with the great effect of the filter .
Well done .
pablominto (53746) 2011-05-13 23:09
Appealing simplicity, with the dead tree as an effective eye-catcher!
The surroundings shows well why the tree died, I assume the situation wasn't always like this...
Great colour palette that conveys the desert feeling so well!
ilDottore (5252) 2011-05-14 5:31
Composition is spotless, colours are really strong, big benefit from CPL.
Very high general quality.
Greetings from Dublin!
SWEETFREEDOM (24544) 2011-05-18 11:50
900 years old! amazing.
good colors and contrast complete a pleasant view
jemaflor (95421) 2011-05-24 11:49
Great place and shot with a perfect composition, lovely light, a very good memory for me, so beautiful and strange desert. Tfs.
- Copyright: Stefan Zetterlind (scroller) (3445)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D-80, Nikkor AF-S 18-135mm 1:3.5-5.6G ED, Hama PL Circular M67 (IV)
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My recieved favorites, Namibian Landscape [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-04 11:44
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