Compositionally, it is generally thought that three of something is more balanced and dynamic than two. Here in the desert there were only two trees in this group but I like the way they are sandwiched between the bands of orange sand. Seasonal grasses will soon die back and their seeds will be broadcast and germinate in the next rainy season.
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bema (26279) 2012-11-28 9:47
impressive colors as always from this truly fantastic location and picture spot!
so than ks for sharing, enjoy your evening!
besnard (51999) 2012-11-28 9:49
Une très belle photo qui me rappelle d'excellents souvenirs. Tu vis dans l'un des pays les plus beaux que j'ai pu visiter.
Merci pour le partage et bonne soirée.
yquem46 (38380) 2012-11-28 10:11
Two very famous naked trees in the dunes
What I like most here is the contrast between the orange sand and the very tender green of the grass. Under a nice pale blue sky
Well done.Have a nice evening
ManuMay (34357) 2012-11-28 10:20
This land is wonderful and always offers amazing images...Colours and the trees are on a great contrast, the green gives a sense of life still...
emilbo (22260) 2012-11-28 10:24
Merveilleux panoramique et c'est très impressionnant de voir le sable de cette couleur. Les arbres sont magnifiques et donnent un bon impact à cette image. Une présentation de qualité et un superbe contraste de couleurs.
Bravo!... et toutes mes amitiés,
dta (62842) 2012-11-28 10:29
Hello Rosemary ,
Two trees , but what is , in my opinion , more stunning , is the great contrast between the fresh green of the grass and the orange of the sandy dunes .
rychem (19383) 2012-11-28 10:33
Superb, amazing color of the sand and as contrast the green plants, beautiful silhouettes of the trees, well done
cornejo (27915) 2012-11-28 11:02
Hi Rosemary, I love this beautiful view of the two trees, I love this site red dunes contrast with green meadow. It's a very nice picture with good sharpness, depth, light and color. An excellent and lovely work perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing your lovely work.
Good night and happy rest of week.
Best regards and best wishes.
Gigidusud (13235) 2012-11-28 11:12
Fantastic landscape with splendid contrasts of colors and great graphical effect.I like a lot!
rbassin (16240) 2012-11-28 11:15
C'est une très belle photo,les 2 arbres viennent romprent un environnement fait de sable.
HimalAnda (8550) 2012-11-28 11:21
I like these beautiful colors of the sand and the grass! Moreover, the composition is quite good, especially thanks to the panoramic crop.
JFS (32459) 2012-11-28 11:24
Delicious shot Rosemary, the colors are so nice, they go so well together...The scenery is breathtaking. Thanks!
mesutilgim (79916) 2012-11-28 11:28
Another perfect entry from Namibia. This is just what I call "the beauty of the simplicity" !
Good layout and very nice compo with typical desert ligth and colors.
TFS and best regards
jemaflor (80586) 2012-11-28 11:36
Great view about this so lovely landscape, Interesting contrast between colourful dunes and dead trees, Brightness and colors are perfectly captured, tfs.
livermore (1629) 2012-11-28 12:15
Superbe cette image.
La même couleur que la terre battue de Roland Garros! ;)
C'est une très belle composition, bien équilibrée, colorée et lumineuse.
mauro61 (52623) 2012-11-28 12:18
mi dà sempre l'impressione di un mondo a sè questo angolo di Africa ogni volta che ne vedo le immagini.
Splendidi colori con il rosso della terra che contrasta alla perfezione con l'azzurro del cielo e alberi ben inseriti ad arricchire la composizione,
Wahclellaspirit (3961) 2012-11-28 12:38
Beautiful color combinations and lighting, that does overpower the (2) trees where as three or one would have allowed better balance. My favorite places to photograph are alike this scene,
knips (172) 2012-11-28 14:30
thanks a lot for this amazing picture. The colours are fantastic, especially the contrast between the green plants and red sand. Thanks a lot for sharing.
carlo62 (27474) 2012-11-28 14:55
il colore molto particolare di questa terra si esalta contro il cielo blu e la lingua di terra verde.
Altrettanto particolari sono gli alberi, ben inseriti nella composizione che, come antichi guerrieri, stanno a guardia del paesaggio.
agulberk (3794) 2012-11-28 20:13
Great composition and presentation.
İmage of the dried skeletons of the trees of pale green oasis in the orange color desert is seen very impressive.Thanks for sharing.
jjcordier (73182) 2012-11-28 22:29
Belle et impressionnante photo de ce paysage surprenant. Ce couple d'arbres morts donne une très belle ossature à la photo dont on admire les couleurs inhabituelles, en particulier celles de ces herbes grasses qui contrastent joliment avec l'orange des dunes.
GiovanniG (2375) 2012-11-28 22:31
Another of your text book captures. Such perfection in colors and detail with a spot on composition. Sorry I've been out of commission as my camera gear was stolen but I'm back...... And looking forward to making wonderful comments on your captures.
delpeoples (52443) 2012-11-29 1:20
Hello dear Rosemary
Wow, this could easily be in the Australian desert. The landscape is so similar. The photo is absolutely stunning, it's so sharp it looks three-dimensional. I love the panoramic format and the stark, beautifully saturated colours. I didn't realise that three elements were better than two, but your two trees seem to work a treat here.
Thanks for sharing, have a great evening
PS: I met Les and Gladys yesterday, we had so much fun!
dkmurphys (46140) 2012-11-29 3:35
Lovely colors of the desert. Spectacular natural image, well taken!
snunney (79459) 2012-11-29 3:56
The two rather spindly trees bring a touch of graphisn to the composition and help relieve the stark landscape. I like the panoramic format and the saturated colours.
timecapturer (45095) 2012-11-29 4:58
what a wonderful combination of colours and elements. The orange tones and bare trees are just magical and the overall effect so attractive. A beautiful and compelling image of real quality and fascination.
Regards - Brian.
gildasjan (40792) 2012-11-29 10:11
Un contraste orange et bleu du plus bel effet avec des arbres nus parfaitement cadrés dans cette composition au format panoramique.
kenytd (45) 2012-11-29 11:24
Hi Rosemary Walden,
I like colors of your photos. Title's lovely, it sounds like "two three".
corjan3 (2025) 2012-11-29 12:34
Compositionally this is marvelous and the colours are just magic. Would have been even without the trees but they add such a beautiful element. A third one is definitely not required here. Well seen and well presented here. Full marks once again. Best wishes.
marabu61 (7351) 2012-11-29 13:43
Ah, another of your wonderful Sossusvlei pictures. The more I see of those, the more I know that I have to visit the place sometimes.
This orange color is simply stunning and in contrast with the greenery in between and the two trees, it makes for a stunning composition.
have a good day
ACL1978 (7467) 2012-11-29 18:02
I think the first shot I saw of yours on here was one very similar to this, Rosemary, with these amazing orange hills and pastel greenery - an amazing combination of stark and alive. The dead trees in frame are great subjects here, fascinating in their shape but so dull in color when compared to their surroundings. Really nice landscape work.
trevormoffiet (2394) 2012-11-29 21:31
The composition and colours are immediately eye-catching. Two works here. Three would be crowded. Great location and great shot.
Sergiom (54331) 2012-11-30 6:03
Ces couleurs sont vraiment exceptionnelles. J'aime le point de vue sur ces arbres morts aux formes spéciales. Une très belle réalisation.
tyro (18556) 2012-11-30 7:23
Yes, three always seem to be better than just two in terms of composition but I'm not sure why that should be. Of course, if we listen to great orators, they always speak in "threes" - e.g. "Veni, vidi, vici" or "Friends, Romans, Countrymen. Lend me your ears" or Abraham Lincoln's "We can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground" or Barak Obama's "We must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America". Curious.
But, despite all of that, this is an excellent photograph but probably largely on account of its sheer simplicity. Simplicity of composition - just sky and land with a thin triangle of vegetation in the land and two stark dead trees; simplicity of colour - just red and blue with a splash of pale green; and simplicity of tone - all the one tone save for the dark trees. And there you go again - three "simplicities"!
And, of course, technically perfect as always.
Silvio1953 (115815) 2012-11-30 7:34
Ciao Rosemary, fascinating desert view with fantastic naked trees, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Cricri (101149) 2012-11-30 11:40
Un paysage magnifique de votre pays, j'adore les couleurs, les arbres secs au milieu des touffes vertes, un paysage ou le contraste est fantastique , un paysage qui est une merveille
emka (73093) 2012-11-30 12:32
Hi Rosemary, I know these trees :). Here the grass in more green than on my photos. Nice light colours. these trees even without leaves look very attractive.
Thank you for the link to the e-book about online photo-sharing communities. Very interesting.
josepmarin (57473) 2012-12-02 8:41
the contrast of the trees with the colors of the landscape and of the sky is fantastic, you have created a powerful, but subtle composition at the same time, with a strong graphical effect.
A beautiful work.
adores (34330) 2012-12-05 16:57
This desert is always wonderful and you got a good shot here! I like the composition in layers. The two trees seem great there and the colours are very good!- impossible not to like the colour of the sand!
thebest (4272) 2012-12-05 17:29
What amazing landscape the colours are out of this world.
I love the simplicity of this image - look I cannot praise you highly enough it is outstanding work.
I would like to wish you & your family '' A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS '' with much love & good health for the New Year.
Robert1969 (6858) 2012-12-21 3:17
A picture with very nice layers and each layer
has a beautiful bright color and this creates
a nice depth. The trees are a nice break and
the cut up and/or below makes the
landscape/picture extra wide. Composition and
light management are as always excellent.
Friendly regards, happy Christmas and a