Driving south of Opuwo towards Sesfontein, the gravel road begins a steep climb up Joubert's Pass. Perched high above the road and proudly against the skyline one can see several of these beautiful leafless trees. We stopped for a short break and enjoyed the views.
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ravinmb (1303) 2011-08-19 7:49
A wonderful shot and a beautiful image. The blue color of the sky is very nice and its very clear.
TFS & have a wonderful weekend.
siolaw (38292) 2011-08-19 7:51
The white tree bark contrasts well with the deep blue sky and the darker, rground.
Quite an arid and dry environment!
vasilpro (41315) 2011-08-19 9:00
Wonderful composition, beautiful vivid colors, lovely light and contrast, very good clarity and sharpness, excellent POV, I like it.
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
eldancer1 (36343) 2011-08-19 9:34
I like the simplicity of this composition. Very effective against the clear blue sky. Great pov and it has a good dof with sharp and crisp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Robert1969 (7160) 2011-08-19 10:17
The lower point of view makes the
tree bigger/higher and exciting.
Also the composition is great, you
show that less is more (I like that).
The great light shows every detail
and makes the colors beautiful.
baddori (20121) 2011-08-19 13:20
Interessante questa galleria della Namibia ..fino a tempo fa amministrazione fiduciaria ONU-UNO del Sud Africa ..e non tutta visitabile .
Colori stupendi in una natura selvaggia quasi ostile
paololg (31448) 2011-08-19 13:39
Ciao dear Rosemary,
beautiful photographic composition, this naked tree looks a big hand that rises toward the sky. You have manage in perfect way the sharpness and the light, creating a nice contrast between the intense blue of the sky and the trees. A very suggestive image, congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice weekend!
bukitgolfb301 (41466) 2011-08-19 16:41
Hi my dear Rosemary
Sorry for my dull reaction.
Simple but very impressive significant image, reflecting your high sense!
So vivid and fresh color presentation is outstanding!
Thanks for your sharing with nice shot and have a good Saturday.
Takero from Tokyo, after heavy rain soon cold 23℃
rbassin (22739) 2011-08-20 1:15
une superbe composition, j'aime bien la proportion entre la bande de roches et le ciel bleu, et l'arbre blanc qui structure et remplit la photo avec un élément vertical.
williewhistler (16394) 2011-08-20 3:44
Hello Rosemary,the rocks provide a nice base for the white tree against the nicely saturated sky.
The tree might be a bit central but it certainly has impact.
Best regards Les.
Angshu (56750) 2011-08-21 5:49
Looks simple, but your effective capture makes this a beautiful picture. Well conceived, the leafless, barren skeleton like trees looks like reaching towards the deep blue sky. Its a harsh terrain judging by the rocks on which these trees grow. Well done!
bayno (18344) 2011-08-22 5:25
Hi Rosemary, excellent composition, I really like the color contrast of color tones, a real feast for the eyes, very nice professional work, regards, valter
sevy (58) 2011-08-22 6:32
I like those trees as much as the quiver trees. I like their shape with almost no leaves. It was perfect here the point of view from below to put them against the empty sky and in same time to show where they live.
For the composition, perhaps the right side is a bit empty. I would have suggest a crop more to a square shape.
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-08-22 13:52
Hi Rosemary, What a super photo of these trees, love the colours and against that fantastic blue sky, Well done, Cheers Iain.
Ricx (13495) 2011-08-22 13:55
Hi Rosemary, just stunning- lovely strong contrasting colours and tones.. light just perfect on the trees.. well done and chat soon along the banks of the canal. Rich
delpeoples (57678) 2011-08-23 4:44
I don't want this to sound condescending, because it certainly is not meant to be, but your photography has improved exponentially. You really are a great talent. every photo is different, beautifully composed and uses an amazing colour palette. You have such a great understanding and love for the country that you're photographing...it comes out in every photo one after the other. Here the tones are striking and contrast so well against each other. The two sparse trees alone on the horizon emphasise not just the vastness but the unforgiving nature of this stark landscape. Great job, congratulations.
Have a lovely day
ricochet (9696) 2011-08-23 11:17
Beautiful minimalist composition with this lonely tree on the deep blue sky, perfect framing and rich details!
Have a nice evening!
jemaflor (96835) 2011-08-23 11:28
Great contrast between this tree and this vivid blue sky, good result, well presented, tfs.
batalay (38777) 2011-09-07 0:06
Below the deep blue sky, these trees without barks seem to thrive in this parched land. I imagine they are hard wood, characterized by a dense tree rings and centuries in age. At least, they are evocative of the Josiah trees in the Wild West of the United States. I like you composition very much.
carlosmarin (11954) 2011-10-01 10:19
Beautiful composition and wonderful colors.
I like the framing of the white tree, with dark bedrock, and the strong blue of the sky.
Good job. TFS
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-10-18 9:13
Nice sharp shot..very rich colors..this central POV worked well.
ruisc_pt (10892) 2011-10-31 9:08
Fantastic polarization and amazing "embondeiro"..
jmdias (63998) 2012-03-09 1:27
a fabulous image, the contrast between colors is amazing. very beautiful the shapes of this tree and the deep blue of the sky. TFS
ChrisJ (113309) 2012-03-09 1:38
Striking graphism of the white trunked trees against the blue sky. Again, it reminds me of Australia.
A good upward pov with excellent sharpness & symmetry between the 2 trees. Tfs!
- Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) (31629)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-02
- Categories: Nature
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