Namibia is essentially a dry country, bordered by perennial rivers in the north and south, the bulk of the country sees ephemeral rivers flow for a few short days each year if the rains are good. These rivers seldom reach the sea, when they do the event makes headline news. The Kunene river is perennial and flows along Namibia’s northern border with Angola. The mighty river is a spectacular sight to see with the Epupa falls thundering down 60m over a distance of 1.5 km.
This shot was taken in the early evening when visitors take advantage of the cooler time of day to walk amongst the falls and enjoy the sights and sounds.
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lousat (85018) 2013-07-28 1:46
H Rosematy,what can i say in front of a spectacle like this? This is the pic of the day on TE,no doubts!!!!! Absolutely fantastic the point of view and the perspective,a great pleasure also for who suffer of vertigos like me...ehehe...the 2 people inside give us the exact dimensions of the place,and the best details and colors in the best exposure for a fantastic composition! Have a nice Sunday and thanks for share this beauty! Luciano
wolf38 (31284) 2013-07-28 2:55
Hello Rosemary. What a terrific water and rocky landscape. People convey the true proportions. Absolutely excellent composition and very good technical quality.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-07-28 3:17
a stunning place and a stunning capture. The light is so beautiful and the humans add a sense of scale to this wonderful shot. Must be amazing to stand and experience the sounds and beauty first hand. Glorious!
Wishing you a pleasant Sunday - Brian.
Royaldevon (34655) 2013-07-28 3:23
Your photograph is quite spectacular!
Your viewpoint makes the chasm create a deep rift across the frame, leading from the void, to the thundering waters. It does produce a deep intake of breath, to look downwards.
I was amazed to see those people so close to the edge!
Although it appears dangerous, they do present us with a sense of scale.
I can imagine how this low sun and the spray from the cascading water, would give a welcome respite from the heat of the day.
Have a lovely Sunday, Rosemary. For once we can empathise about the heat!!
mjw364 (2) 2013-07-28 3:26
Great image with such clear and perfect sharpness. Love the light and the real sense of the waterfall's power that you get. The people also hint at the scale of this waterfall too. Must have been awe inspiring to stand there and see this.
carlo62 (41173) 2013-07-28 3:32
un'immagine incredibile, chi, come me, ha visto queste cose solo nei documentari o nelle foto, non riesce a immaginarne la grandezza e il rumore provocati dalla natura stessa.
Questa foto è stroardinaria, il pov è fantastico e le persone ci danno un senso delle grandi proporzioni.
dta (72937) 2013-07-28 3:32
Hello Rosemary ,
Wow ! What a specatacular view ! The outstanding trees and the people (giving the scale) seem to going to fall to vertiginous fall .
subhendu_bagchi (25991) 2013-07-28 3:41
a dangerous but good looking falls here. Like the presentation with a superb depth. The trees in foreground completes the composition with the falls superbly. I think it is surely an enjoyable place to experience naked eyes. Tfs.
papagolf21 (93058) 2013-07-28 5:19
Vos images sont remarquables par leur sujet et par leur beauté.
Vous nous entraîner dans des rêves exceptionnels.
Un grand merci pour votre talent.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-07-28 6:16
absolutely amazing place and really superb composition!
I can only join Luciano´s opinion and say it´s definitely a pic of a day!The waterfall itself is beautiful and impressive,but the way you presented it to us let us enjoy its whole beauty(I like the inclusion of these two tourists on the verge of the rock).Superb POV and combination so delightful,warm light and colors!
Wish You a nice sunday
psamaddar (1089) 2013-07-28 6:47
A beautiful capture of the falls. Good use of Shutter speed and DOF. well composed. Good clarity.
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-07-28 7:07
what an amazing action filled shot,with an outstanding pov.stunning shot.nature at its best.beautiful light.
Nicou (133302) 2013-07-28 8:12
quelle image et compo fantastique quelle chute d'eau sueprbe cet effet avec un effet aussi de couleur, ces arbres aux très belles formes avec le personnage cette roche grandiose vue un bijou.
Bravo et amitié
saxo042 (37730) 2013-07-28 8:20
The persons here are very good as size references. The light over them and the trees is very attractive. A very impressive waterfall and a very interesting picture!
Kielia (24077) 2013-07-28 8:57
what a spectacular view! You have captured this fascinating place excellently. The light is fantastic and the photographer’s perspective is excellent. The visitors ( I guess that they are observing the photographer) are just the icing on the cake. My compliments!
Noel_Byrne (28158) 2013-07-28 10:25
Epic is the word that springs to mind, your shot carries the might and power of these falls so well, and its so strange as the water disappears into the darkness below, while above is lit so pleasantly. I love how there are people in the lower right showing just how huge this place is! Really great shot.
holmertz (47024) 2013-07-28 10:47
Seeing the picture unfolding before my eyes I get more and more impressed and surprised. Maybe this shouldn't be compared to the Victoria Falls, but these cascades of water are really amazing. I didn't expect this in Namibia. The inclusion of two persons on that rock is mindblowing. They look so small and vulnerable and yet they add so much to the composition. I really like the trees on the left side too.
This is a very good photo!
abmdsudi (48705) 2013-07-28 11:59
Wow that's what one calls tumbling waters! and must be a lifetime experience for sure, this is such fantastic falls and a very dramatic image showing the awesome power and the noise must have been incredible. You elevated view point is impressive with the contrasty tiny admirers give a real sense of the enormous size and strong anchor points too. This is an absolutely gorgeous shot, particularly I love the low warm light and its subtle colours, and thanks for sharing this magnificent -not an everyday- subject in TE. Congrats.
williewhistler (15785) 2013-07-28 12:03
Hello Rosemary,this is truly spectacular,your well chosen view point and the time of day has produced a fantastic photograph.Breathtaking in every sense of the word,oh,and I do like the lovely light on the trees and the two people.
Kindest regards Les.
SteveH (6247) 2013-07-28 20:29
Hi Rosemary, Wow what a place! Inclusion of the couple is important, providing a real sense of the scale. Technically all good too. Cheers, Steve
jjcordier (79289) 2013-07-28 22:45
Je suis immédiatement allé profité de la version plus large, 10 fois plus impressionnante. Magnifique don de la nature que tu as superbement photographié.
jurek1951 (42196) 2013-07-28 23:27
A great capture of this falls,nice composed with good colors and POV,well done
dkmurphys (54417) 2013-07-29 6:18
A true spectacular panorama of that amazing place. We can feel the strength of nature. Well taken, enjoy a fine week.
tatadalou (7305) 2013-07-29 10:53
You say in your note "This shot was taken in the early evening when visitors take advantage of the cooler time of day to walk amongst the falls and enjoy the sights and sounds." I would add : "and whe photographers take advantage of the best light" ! The lightning on the trees and the rocks in the foreground is simply excellent. This site looks very stunning !
bukitgolfb301 (38496) 2013-07-29 18:23
Hi dear Rosemary
Sorry for my late reaction.
Wow so stunning, astonishing and comfortable image for great landscape. How you did get? By Helicopter?
Vivid color contrast / touch is so nice to see.
Very well considerd composition is wonderful as usual.
Thanks a lot and have a good day! Takero
delpeoples (56002) 2013-07-29 20:52
Hi dear Rosemary
Back on home soil, this one has a little bit of the gossamer fishnets from your Seychelles photos, in that the water reminds me so much of it. The golden light on the cliff faces is just so majestic and beautifully regulated. The inclusion of the people is absolutely necessary to give us a sense of scale and accentuate the idea of how insignificant we humans are in confrontation with nature. I also love the way the sun shines in their faces. A stunning shot, wish I could give you more than 2 points.
shevchenko (19032) 2013-08-01 3:17
Good bird view shot to show a fascinating nature view, clear to show the unique geographical feature, beautiful waterfall and big trees, soft sunlight add nice effect to the scenery too, distinct photo, good shoot.
mesutilgim (90656) 2013-08-01 11:15
Another topclass capture and entry form this famous falls in Namibia.
Good to have those tiny men in your compo which gives a perfect idea about the dimensions.
TFS and best regards
Silvio1953 (133654) 2013-08-01 13:59
Ciao Rosemary, lovely composition with beautiful waterfall and fantastic tress, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
annjackman (21360) 2013-08-02 2:36
This gushing waterfall is not what I associated with Namibia but your note explains it well. I see that people get rather close to the edge and is something that I couldn't do on the edge of cliffs. The early evening light has given a lovely warm colour to the trees and the torrents of water as they fall over the edge.
Kind Regards, Ann
Waylim (25442) 2013-08-02 15:08
Wow, it must be amazing to be up there looking down at the fall into the canyon from both side. I can almost hear the thunderous sound. The Presen of the people gives a great sense of how small we are in relative to nature. These tree are most interesting too. You managed very well the strong shadow to bring out detials and yet not over exposed the light.
Cricri (113549) 2013-08-03 12:57
Des chutes impressionnantes, magnifiques, bel effet de la lumière et de la végétation, la présence des personnes, dont l'homme ne semble pas avoir le vertige, le son de l'eau doit etre splendide a entendre, magnifique
Hansaphotos (7601) 2013-08-06 11:48
A spectacular view of this waterfall. Your excellent choice of POV give us a good impression of the extreme forces of the falling water. The inclusion of the people tells us something of the dimensions. I also like a lot the inclusion of the trees clinging to the hillside. Lovely work:) Thanks for sharing.
Best regards, Erlng
Angshu (56738) 2013-08-08 0:57
Wow...what a shot! Spectacular!
The effect of the early morning light is delightful and the two people provide idea of scale! You used the zoom to great effect here! Those trees we see on the left...are they baobabs?
Excellent shot once again..and a fav!
npecanhuk (71976) 2013-08-10 9:39
Very attractive picture!
I specially enjoyed its colors, light, chosen pov and composition! Great to have those people down there!
TFS - congrats,
claudeD (36574) 2013-08-14 5:41
very fine picture from Namibia with a very good composition and from an well choosen pov.Very good idea to insert persons in the shot to show the real dimensions of the falls. I lik ethe view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
yquem46 (38750) 2013-08-15 2:27
Back from vacation
I like this one among all those that I missed meanwhile
A superb light in this waterfall shot
Have a nice day
adores (42217) 2013-08-19 15:57
This is a really fantastic shot! The soft light, the amazing view, the people standing there on the edge and these baobabs in foreground. Everything seems perfect here and the quality is really good. Great shot!
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-01-22 22:22
Been visiting people's gallery see what I have missed and came across the fantastic and scary scene of these beautiful falls. Great view point, but are those tourists crazy being so near to the edge.
Well managed and presented.
Love the Baobab trees cling on to the cliff.
Have a nice Thursday.
jmdias (59958) 2014-04-18 2:27
I visited a very large area in Namibia, but the country had many other fabulous places to know like this distant waterfalls. it looks like a miniature of Victoria falls with the crack in the ground and the water falling from two sides. very nice view, looks like you were flying. the personages gave us a sense of scale. TFS.
ikeharel (65121) 2014-08-08 8:10
Good evening Rosemary,
Sometime ago I saw this pic. in your gallery, managed now to file a critique on this stunning big waterfalls.
The man on the edge of the cliff, a real brave one - gave good scale to comprehend the size and magnitude of the place.
Afternoon light gave special texture and glow shining on the water.
Great photojob from a high point, well taken shot.
- Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) (31629)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-30
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Namibian Landscape, Your Favorites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-28 1:37
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