The seasonal grasses blow in the wind scattering seed which will lie dormant until the next rains. Grass in this environment germinates, grows, blooms and sets seed in as little as 10 days capitalising on the infrequent rains.
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Noel_Byrne (22106) 2012-06-07 2:09
Incredibly rich and deep colours, and as always, fantastic composition. An otherworldy feel to this, and a stunning example of beauty in barren places. Thanks for sharing.
Taha13 (0) 2012-06-07 2:30
مرة أخرى، وجميل الصور والألوان والضوء والسطوع والوضوح مع فتوغراف.تبریک لطيف
GiovanniG (2471) 2012-06-07 2:40
A truly wonderful capture, perfection!
yquem46 (38382) 2012-06-07 2:41
Splendid shot with a gorgeous blend of colors
Well composed with an excellent use of the wide DOF
timecapturer (46487) 2012-06-07 3:15
this is just beautiful! A stunning composition with colours that just whack you between the eyes and excite the senses. All the elements are here and they just all fit together so superbly. I can see why people want to "snaffle" your images Rosemary I would be so pround to have this in my gallery! Glorious!
Warm regards - Brian.
Suppiluliuma (3885) 2012-06-07 3:41
It is a plaesure to watch your pictures Dear Rosemary, not only because I am a fan of Sossusvlei, but, mostly because the colors and the POV are always beautiful.
Here, the ironoxide reddish color, the depth given by the wide angle, the dark but overwhelming tree framing the composition, and the gradual blues of the sky are all splendid.
gezimania (6166) 2012-06-07 4:23
Hi Rosemary ,
It's a magnifciient view, with such a POV and compo..
TopGeo (38192) 2012-06-07 4:43
this is A stunning composition with colours that just beautiful! . All the elements are here are perfect and they just all is nice.
Very beautiful photo, excellent subject, wonderful, peaceful place! great composition and framing, great perspective! Excellent light management, wonderful colours and wonderful ideal landscape!
GREGG (7888) 2012-06-07 4:47
very nice landscape Rosemary,
words are unnecessary,
Have a nice day,
korbee (6617) 2012-06-07 4:55
Superbe Rosemary,could go right into a glossy magazine or a calender,wauw that colors are so nice,specially the sunny part in the BG..
papagolf21 (84002) 2012-06-07 4:58
Bonjour, chère Rosemary,
Une création de toute beauté. Une peinture fort bien pensée.
Les couleurs sont superbes. Le cadrage est réalisé avec soin.
Quant au sujet : Magnifique.
Nard (6970) 2012-06-07 4:59
One more excellent and wonderful picture. I like it! Minimalist, a beautiful foreground whith the grasses, a perfect sharpness, and incredible colors. What a splendid place. It is really a great shot
dta (64142) 2012-06-07 5:03
Hello Rosemary ,
The Namibian desert offers fantastic subjects for the photographer : red sand , dead trees , thick grass , splendid skies and light . With your skill , you've superbly composed this picture .
JFS (32459) 2012-06-07 5:11
Incredible view and incredible sharpness...Spectacular!!!
Sergiom (56555) 2012-06-07 5:18
C'est une image très bien composée et aussi bien nommée. La technique est irréprochable et la beauté de l'endroit ressort par tous ses pixels. Remarquable!
ChrisJ (95136) 2012-06-07 5:18
Astounding warm cold color contrasts between the blue sky & the red sand. Looks like the Simpson desert in Western Qld. There is even a sand-hill called 'Big Red'. The terrain & the colours are so similar! Love the sharpness & graphism here too. Good saturation & excellent framing. Tfs!
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-06-07 6:13
I love the starkness of the scenery and of the the colours. Beautifully composed.
macondo (18551) 2012-06-07 7:08
A stunning very wide angle shot, with deep colours (perhaps polarised?). But for the tree, it could be somewhere in central Australia - the soil is a very similar red colour. I like the simple but effective composition, with the tree on one side, the slope coming down on the left, and good placement of the grass clump in the corner. But the tree has most attention - somehow it's grown old in this landscape and makes a powerful near-silhouette.
nagual2 (1448) 2012-06-07 7:25
GREAT WORK.,KEEP ON TRUCKING.
Nicou (118102) 2012-06-07 7:39
Grandisoe compo avec ce arbre sec et quelle forme il a le sable, la vue ce touffes d'herbes quelle iamge et compo sueprbe.
Cricri (103055) 2012-06-07 8:09
C'est toujours un coup coeur pour moi ce genre de paysage, extraordinaire par sa composition et ces incroyable couleurs, une vraie merveille de la nature
sacimar (25975) 2012-06-07 8:16
this is an excellent image, I like it! the composition with tree is very good, the angle you chose creates an interesting visual effect, well done,
bema (26289) 2012-06-07 8:21
the legendary red sand of Sossusvlei, in combination with a dead looking tree and the small green grass, that´s a perfect motiv all along..
thanks for sharing, see you soon, cheers Bernd
cornejo (29335) 2012-06-07 8:50
Hi Rosemary, very good photo of this wild and lovely landscape adorned by these fast-growing green plants, I love the color of the earth which gives the composition a nice contrast, very nice picture quality and technically perfect. My congratulations for this very good job excellently done. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy weekend friend of mine.
Best regards and best wishes.
siudzi (32829) 2012-06-07 9:05
This place is absolutely unique and beautiful. Impressive shot with a fantastic composition and great quality. Love the intensive tones and eye-catching color contrast which make your work so amazing. Like it a lot.
m00n (2259) 2012-06-07 10:00
Well-used wide-angle ...
colors, colors - are striking, well done!
lonely tree my favorite subject, giving advice ...
yaya13baut (3344) 2012-06-07 10:53
a superb desertical landscape where trees can live, however, we don't know how.
good contrasted colours.
alpi1500 (1518) 2012-06-07 11:14
Very nice color and good POV.I'm sorry because my daily limit is full so ı can't give mark.
mesutilgim (81368) 2012-06-07 11:18
Another "masterpiece" from Mamibia !
The contrast between the dried tree and fresh green grasses creates a perfect symbolism.
TFS and best regards
rychem (20839) 2012-06-07 11:38
Simply excellent! Fantastic colors and composition,
zanzi (13576) 2012-06-07 12:09
This is what I call vivid colors. Waouuu ! Love them.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2012-06-07 12:25
tyro (19286) 2012-06-07 12:57
This is a stunning photograph because of its wonderfully strong colours but also on account of its very simple yet effective composition.
The lines of composition are very strong and the use of your ultra-wide lens (with which I rather think you have fallen in love) has heightened the impact, particularly with regard to the clouds, that stark dead tree and the clump of grasses at bottom left.
Technically superb with glorious colours, perfect exposure and exquisite sharpness.
Gigidusud (14001) 2012-06-07 13:25
Fantastic composition with splendid colors and an excellent POV.I like it!
mauro61 (52623) 2012-06-07 13:47
colori al top e immagine che sembra un quadro tanto è bella e pulita nella sua presentazione.
carlo62 (29421) 2012-06-07 15:35
non so da che parte cominciare, la foto è talmente bella che parla da sola, difficile descriverla a parole.
E' solare, viva, la sua nitidezza e la sua luce stagliano l'albero e le dune in modo nettissimo.
I colori sono stupefacenti.
I miei complimenti
kwekwekan (1022) 2012-06-07 17:52
A stunning photo of a very beautiful place. Great composition, and especially great vibrant colours.
serp2000 (38836) 2012-06-07 19:57
Just fantastic photowork! Outstanding colors and attractive composition... my congratulations!
jjcordier (74526) 2012-06-07 22:16
Superbe photo avec une remarquable composition et surtout des incroyables couleurs. Cet endroit est vraiment magique. Excellente DOF.
cargus (8092) 2012-06-07 22:25
An interesting image, good balance between light and color, image sharpness highlight the picture well done..!!
Waylim (25172) 2012-06-07 23:23
I know that my monitor makes this a little too strong in color, I will need to look at this one again on another computer. Otherwise teh landscape is really out of this world, the quality of the image and composition is really top quality. My only concern is the too much saturation, will look again tomorrow.
BennyV (13548) 2012-06-08 5:38
Superb definiton of colours. Great sharpness and well-balanced composition too. Thanks for sharing & have a most pleasant weekend out there!
dkmurphys (47686) 2012-06-08 13:30
Lovely POV as usual. Ypu've captured the great colors of nature. Well done!
bukitgolfb301 (34932) 2012-06-09 1:55
Hi dear Rosemary, how are you?
Once again an impressive shot!
Yes your magical color world is coming again!
Astonishing color usage and framework image as usual.
Thanks for your sharing with nice job and have a good weekend!
Takero, from rainy Tokyo
ACL1978 (7467) 2012-06-09 2:09
Just a gorgeous photo - you do amazing things with color, Rosemary. The brightness, depth and clarity of this image are all perfect, and the theme you've chosen, showing the short-lived grasses alongside the gnarled trees in this sparse landscape, is simple but elegant. Very well done!
delpeoples (52777) 2012-06-09 2:10
If I could give you a hundred points for this, I would, it's worth every point. The colours are just stunning, the placement of the grass in the left foreground as an anchor, perfectly balancing the tree in the diagonally opposite corner. Superb sharpness and the wide-angle lens has had a wonderful effect on the sky and composition as a whole.
Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful weekend
lgir (6843) 2012-06-09 8:59
I love the natural colors that emerge from your compositions. This is really superb all these contrasting shades that give us these beautiful landscapes.
Very good work
vasilpro (40881) 2012-06-09 22:32
Superb composition, excellent POV, lovely light and colors, very good clarity and sharpness, great photo work, TfS!
Have a nice Sunday, Vasilis.
leo61 (0) 2012-06-10 11:25
I think your best one from this fantastic place.
Colors, contrast, sharpness and composition are perfect!!!!
williewhistler (13123) 2012-06-10 14:07
Hello Rosemary, I`m not sure whether it`s the first tree in the FG or the wind blown grasses that give this shot such impact and interest.
Technically stunning,a really fine piece of photography.
My best regards Les.
npecanhuk (62526) 2012-06-10 14:09
Always a pleasure to see that wonderful place!
The picture is very beautiful!
Sharpness, exposure, (magnificent) colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent and really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
vapours (8264) 2012-06-10 17:45
Another great shot again Rosemary, the combination of colours are just amazing. I think a large printout of this would make a great living room framed photo.
gunbud (34066) 2012-06-10 17:49
The richly varying shades of gold to the sand are wonderfully complimented by the vivid blue sky.
The DOF is fantastic and the lone barren tree adds greatly to the over starkness of this mysterious landscape.
lilito (3470) 2012-06-11 1:27
En toute honeteté, je trouve cette image époustuflante, débordante de couleur, de netteté, de profondeur, de style et de charme.
Bravo et bravo!
annjackman (18481) 2012-06-11 6:32
I think perhaps this is one of your very best pictures of this area. Your low POV and composition are inspiring. The tree fills the sky area beautifully and the rich, saturated colours are stunning. Exceptionally well done.
Best wishes, Ann
patdeph (35748) 2012-06-11 9:28
this is an incredible landscape.I love the black dead tree and the green grass clumps in the strong colors of the sand and the sky.MAngificent!
emka (75075) 2012-06-11 13:48
Hi, Seeing your wonderful photos from Sossusvlei I become very exciited about my trip to Africa in September. I can't wait, I would like to go there now. But I must still wait three months. But at the moment I am admiring your wonderful photos. YThis is the most beautiful photo from the ones I have seen from namibia. The colours are marvelous and you were lucky to this landscape after rains. This green grasses against the red dunes and blue sky look awesome. perfect composition, colours and sharpness.
Sonata11 (33203) 2012-06-11 20:10
sorry, I cann't not make you points, but this is
beautiful composition and very impressive view. This nature is marvellous and beautiful. Very impressive with fantastic colors, sharpness, clarity, great POV and DOF as well. It's stunningly beautiful. Wonderfully execution. Perfectly well done. Love it a lot. Awesome. Bravo!
All the best,
adores (35072) 2012-06-12 15:28
Another great one! The lonely tree is magnificent in this desert and colours are excellent once again! A really unique place!
jemaflor (82098) 2012-06-12 23:17
Superb ! Great landscape ideal for photographers, I Like your composition and this particular color for the dunes, a good memory for me...
baddori (19195) 2012-06-12 23:24
Vivere in città.
Vivere la natura.
Che costruzione naturale.... il fotografo , sceglie l'orario giusto, il punto di scatto, aspetta le ombre ...
Un set naturale ed una foto "SUPER" ...come sempre.
FYZRMZ (1032) 2012-06-15 1:49
amazing shot, colors, light control and further more your composition with the tree, I really like this.
CLODO (29740) 2012-06-16 5:42
To be at the right place at the RIGHT moment! and with a camera to share this unique vision of the weeds growing after the rainfall in the desert. Nice bold colors and big contrast between the dead trees against the red seeds.
jga (1062) 2012-06-16 6:37
That's a beautiful photo with srong colours. I like the use of the wide angle, good composition with the grasses in the foreground leading to the tree.
Have a nice weekend.
bayno (18342) 2012-06-20 4:05
I sometimes wonder how these plants can adapt to such difficult conditions and arid, very beautiful colors and their contrast, the red earth is fantastic, the tree seems almost dead, perfect framing and a great quality images with a large depth...great shot...
Bartleby (13532) 2012-06-21 2:41
I've seen a lot of pictures from that peculiar place and I never get tired of it. The strong colors, the dead trees...I like how you've composed this with something to see in every bit of the frame and a good feeling of space thanks to the wide angle. Well done!
PaulVDV (21147) 2012-06-23 15:13
Wow ! A landscape that is gorgeous by its simplicity.
A perfect composition and amazing colours.
Great contrast between the black dead tree and the young fresh green grass plants.
Best regards, Paul
sevy (15357) 2012-06-26 23:57
A photo like I love them: below point of view, wide angle, strong composition with the tree entirely inside the frame and of course the vivid colors from Namib.
If I would have taken this shot, I would have printed it in large size on my printer.
For pure technical stuff, you should have selected a lower value for the aperture. On DSLR, usually closing more than f/16 is not giving a larger deep of field (due to the size of the sensor pixel), but degradating the microcontrast by diffraction effect. On small size shot as on TE, it is not visible, but it could be compared on 100% on screen or large print.
Rafer (15047) 2012-06-30 5:17
Alucinant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bellisima imagen con gran color y perfecta composición!!!!!! Saludos Rosemary!!!!!!!
fotka (3343) 2012-07-05 17:57
It is a beautiful landscape photo from your country. The photo has two section gorgeous blue sky with white clouds and orange color sand with clump of grass. The black dead tree is special addition to this wonderful picture.
Perfect composition, light, colors and sharpness.
adidas5nb (4648) 2012-07-27 22:33
WONDERFUL! sharp colorful and contains strong emotions!
kennyblack (4207) 2012-08-02 11:12
Your a GREAT this photo I'd like to have a framework in 'stay. Very well designed and made with all the requirements to make a masterpiece like this. Congratulations and thanks for having shared.
The best greetings, have a nice time ... Marino
jmdias (53521) 2012-10-05 2:24
amazing colors and even this pov give us a sense of not real, something created by an artist.fantastic image.I want to know this place in the next year.
speedymanu (3525) 2013-07-26 1:34
wow, truly a spectacular composition. It has it all : the out-of-this-world colors, the ephemeral touch of green clinching the soil, the endless sky. Bravo,
petarl (848) 2013-09-13 3:52
I can only say wow! Colors are amazing and everything is positioned on the right place. This is real treat for the eyes. Exceptional! Regards, Petar.
dekanski (2742) 2014-08-14 3:56
I found this your photo posted long time ago. Really deserves praise! From me too.
- Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) (30058)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-12
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Namibian Landscapes 2, Your Favorites, CLODO's selection XVI [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-07 2:04
- Favorites: 2 [view]