a rare site in the Namib
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fredon (5052) 2005-01-22 11:11
Terrific sky! I like the contrast between the red dunes and the threatening dark sky. An amazing view of Namibian desert!
khmelins (960) 2005-01-22 11:12
Love those colours! And the swirls in the clouds you got here.. No words.
Zanni (6108) 2005-01-22 11:16
Really impressive atmosphere. The dark clouds announce the end of the world and the Earth is just a desert. Biblical image. Great colors and dof.
sines (0) 2005-01-22 11:28
The end of the world...
Happy to know that it is a natural one...because those words remind me another desert storm done by human being !
Great shot !
shangri-la (353) 2005-01-22 11:32
jolie image et quelles couleurs!!! on se demande comment cet ocre peut ressortir si lumineux en l'absence du soleil?! et ces nuages qui vont tomber du ciel... on dirait presque une peinture...
philomene (181) 2005-01-22 11:45
I love the red colour of the earth and the black cloud in the sky. Chapeau !!!
Kolyamour (1760) 2005-01-22 11:46
Fantastic sky and dark desert... Congratulations!
Maru (0) 2005-01-22 12:16
That's really a storm sky!!
Impressive contrast of colors, textures and forms making the hole composition one of great power.
Keitht (1304) 2005-01-22 13:06
Certainly a powerful image and I like the way the storm clouds have been given such prominence. I suspect either a strong coloured filter was used or more likely some manipulation in Photoshop or similar. Apologies if I'm wrong but the colours really do look unnatural and detract from a great picture.
dormoy (148) 2005-01-22 19:30
Wow!!! What a great sky, contrasting with the red color of the desert.
This is a really great picture. Well done !!
didcreole (962) 2005-01-22 20:05
I think it's quite unusual to see such a dramatic sky in the Namib ! The colors are incredible, well done.
Homerhomer (4080) 2005-01-22 21:27
Not only colours, but also the details, especially in the sky are splendid, I would call it the nature's own painting.
I feel that the proportion of sky to the ground is well balanced, image is full of the feeling that the storm is indeed imminent.
amirkah (309) 2005-01-23 5:13
How did you get it ? It's fantastic !! I love it !!
todbrowning (105) 2005-01-25 9:59
Ok now it's done, you are in my favorites, Don, my first one !
Amandine (1072) 2005-01-26 4:24
Wonderfull shot, the darkness and the dynamic of the clouds are amazing the tones of the colors are very beautiful, well done
premels (2400) 2005-01-29 11:31
Clouds creasing and folding on them selves build a nice deep perspective and convey a terrific motion feeling.
Contrast between the greys in the sky and the ocher of the land is impressive.
I like the light glowing thru the folds in the clouds.
perryhooter (2424) 2005-02-05 22:10
Beautiful shot Mr. Martel. Looks more like you were in Middle Earth, approaching Sauron Tower instead of in the Namib ? Fantastic shot once again,
lucinka (9976) 2005-05-29 16:27
Don, I must have missed this great shot. Storm clouds are simply increadible. You are lucky to be there at the right time and right place. L.
donluicu (24724) 2005-07-20 4:21
Excellent Don...wow, amazing landscape, fantastic clouds anc grey colours aposite to the ocre ground...exceptionnal shot.
Motrem (2392) 2005-11-01 19:53
Superbe! Le tourbillon dans les nuages font de jolis sillons. Les couleurs sont extraordinaires. Great composition!
AMZINCHIA (1082) 2006-03-14 21:17
This is just out of this world. Fantastic colours, as if unreal. Excellent framing, with only 1/4 left for the land and the rest all filled with this science-fiction sky! This picture generates a threatening feeling mixed with fascination. Really great job. In stunned admiration, --amz
jrleborgne (1554) 2006-09-15 20:24
This photo is amazing. Its colours are stupendous. The clouds seem moulding into a gigantic and axial skeleton. The scenery looks surreal. Is here the upcoming Armageddon ?
pratikdg (6) 2007-12-24 4:56
Absolutely surreal. Superb colours.