A follow-up image from my last upload where the desert takes on a softer more gentle appearance under the cloudy sky.
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snunney (78789) 2014-03-17 3:17
A stark landscape but one with a beauty all of its own. I like the composition and pre-eminence given to that lovely sky. The side lighting brings a sculptured effect to the sand hills. Excellent colours and sharpness.
timecapturer (44431) 2014-03-17 3:17
desert landscapes are nature's minimalist offerings and yet they are nearly always full of lots of textures and shapes. This one is a mix of gentle slopes beneath a magically complex sky. Beautiful!
Have a good week - B.
dta (62368) 2014-03-17 3:23
Hello Rosemary ,
Wow ! What a sky ! With this marvelous landscape , this is an outstanding beauty .
Thanks for the share .
tenretin (2209) 2014-03-17 4:27
It is a beautiful landscape ... almost science fiction and could see C3PO or search D2RD Luke! ... Superb shot with a beautiful sky.
Noel_Byrne (20085) 2014-03-17 5:08
Gentle is a great word for this, it is amazing that a place so inhospitaable in appearance can so easily take on this soft and curved look. The dunes or rocks look like they could be huge cushions. Of course, I know the reality is likely far from that, but it makes a beautiful color. Red on blue is always one of my favourite color combinations, and this is a fantastic example. Magical light.
All the best, happy St Patrick's day :)
Sergiom (53775) 2014-03-17 5:11
On a vraiment l'impression d'être seul dans le désert. J'aime l'effet de profondeur donné par cette large bande de terre avant les montagnes, j'aime la lumière et les ombres des nuages et la grande netteté de l'ensemble.
ceepea (189) 2014-03-17 5:37
This is a stunning scene. I don't normally associate clouds with such a "deserted" landscape - very nicely composed!
Oceania (4488) 2014-03-17 6:03
This picture gives the sense of the vastness of the land of Africa. I've never been there. But this beautiful picture exactly matches to my imagination. Thanks for sharing.
JanArie (459) 2014-03-17 6:15
Very nice photo.
macjake (51374) 2014-03-17 8:41
when Tosca see's these photos she will go nuts :)
Yeah....we're going to have to travel to Namibia!! Looks fantastic.
What can i say? So much natural beauty in this scene. Wow...the clouds and colors are super. One of my favorites from your gallery.
Nicou (115280) 2014-03-17 9:45
quel ciel et vue fantastique compo et iamge sueprbe avec cette colline ocre le mouvement des nuages dans le ciel c'est absolument fabuleux.
Bravo et amitié
yquem46 (38378) 2014-03-17 10:58
A splendid scenery, luminous and with nice blend of colors
Best regards, have a nice evening
holmertz (36441) 2014-03-17 11:01
Another stunning view from Namibia. You have balanced the composition well, with roughly one third land and the rest dedicated to the attractive sky. The mild light has produced some very pleasant colours,
PaulVDV (20233) 2014-03-17 14:16
A wonderful sky above this beautiful desert landscape, especially with the clouds between the top of the dunes and the blue opening in the sky.
Beautiful reddish dunes contrasting well with the blue in the sky.
Best regards, Paul
carlo62 (26856) 2014-03-17 14:56
un bellissimo cielo, molto interessante osservarlo.
Bella anche la linea costituita dalle alture che sale da sinistra verso destra.
PS ci costuiranno un altro reparto di ospedale
photoray (9849) 2014-03-17 16:39
Fine panorama of Sossusvlei desert, the varying red hues accentuated by the layers of clouds dominating the stark landscape.
Thanks for sharing,
kabel (1537) 2014-03-17 18:48
Hello, a very beautiful image with strong colors and lines. You live in a gorgeous place. Very captivating and your pov is perfect in that it gives a sweeping view of the area and the stark beauty that it holds.
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-03-17 23:29
Wow, love this the colours are fantastic the sand contours and textures are awesome.
I love the tiny trees in front of the dunes.
Wonderful, well done, one for the magazines.
jjcordier (72614) 2014-03-17 23:47
Magnifique photo de ce splendide paysage de dunes avec un très beau ciel auquel tu as accordé une large part de façon justifiée. Excellent!
jemaflor (79970) 2014-03-18 0:36
Lovely landscape well presented with your well done photo, interesting colors contrast between the blue sky and the warm tones of the dunes.
dekanski (2192) 2014-03-18 10:51
great, so many beautiful tones of brown color! And of blue and white on the sky, too!
mkamionka (29153) 2014-03-19 8:57
I like very much desert landscapes. This is very first on my places I would like to visit with the huge orange sand dunes. Here the orange color is well supplemented with the well saturated blue of the sky. Very interesting sky one which is not very typical for desert I guess. What is striking here is also the meeting of the flat foreground with the huge sand hills rising further in the distance.
Excellent landscape photography,
GyurMaster (509) 2014-03-19 9:26
I like the beautiful lights & colours of your photo: it is very spectacular!
corjan3 (2021) 2014-03-19 12:48
Dear Rosemary, I have been there and I have seen it but I have not seen it like this because this is seen through the eye of a real photographer and a real artist. And it is fabulous, for lack of a more appropriate adjective, and I do not even want to begin to try and devise appropriate adjectives for your images in general, and of Namibia in particular. Just keep it coming and do that book. With my very best wishes.
emka (72254) 2014-03-20 10:57
Amazing desert landscape, and no people climbing the dunes. They look like painted. marvelous sky with fluffy clouds. My Namibia photos became rather deep archive already :). Lovely shot and I am grateful for the size :).
WArm regrads MAlgo
delpeoples (52289) 2014-03-20 21:30
I think of the 2 photos in this series, I prefer this one. And I'm trying to think why, as both have the vivid colours and the Thirds Framing, aswell as very similar landscape. Well I can't put my finger on why, it just is, I suppose. The textures, the way you've composed it, and the impressive depth of field are all pretty special. An extraordinary photo of magnificent landscape.
Warmest wishes and happy Friday
Cricri (100341) 2014-03-21 7:41
Difficile de passer outre de ce magnifique paysage de ton pays, c'est tout simplement merveilleux a voir, la ciel s'ajoute a la beauté du paysage, ( j'aurai cadrer un peu plus bas au niveau du ciel, ce qui donnait un effet pano....juste mon opinion, simple car je l'aime
HimalAnda (8498) 2014-03-22 4:09
The colors are, one more time, beautiful!
This is a very nice desert landscape.
annjackman (17507) 2014-04-05 23:06
Another glorious photo that I missed from you. I never get tired of desert landscapes and this is different with the cloudy sky. I like the way that the sweeping curves of the dunes form an arc with that lovely scrubby flat desert in the FG. A very well proportioned composition.
Best wishes, Ann
Gigidusud (13151) 2014-04-13 13:44
Fantastic photo of the desert landscape below this beautiful cloudy sky. Great framing and splendid light. I like a lot!
fds (7236) 2014-04-16 6:25
Ciao carissima rosemary splendido paesaggio desertico con quelle splendide colline color ocra sotto un meraviglioso e suggestivo cielo
I colori sono bellissimi e saturi come piacciono a me è ottima anche la nitidezza
Mia moglie sta meglio e speriamo che tutto vada bene il parto previsto per fine maggio ma forse arriverà prima...
Mille grazie per il tuo interessamento francesco
- Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) (28894)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-02-05
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/32, 1/80 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Les plus beaux paysages du monde ... suite . [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-17 3:13