Rock formations are practically non-existent along Namibia’s coastline. The sea and sand meet and beach and desert flow from one to the other in a continuous line from the southern to northern boarders.
Garnetiferous sands tint the beach purple-pink and remnants of dead jelly fish help create patterns as the tide recedes.
This shot was taken at Long Beach which is situated between the coastal towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. The 1500 km coast of Namibia is wild and largely untouched but here the beach is easily accessible and is a favourite spot for fishing and relaxing. The drive along this section of coastal road never ceases to enthral; the tall dunes reach down almost to the waves leaving a narrow strip of flat land where the road runs between sea and dune.
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samson (1355) 2014-04-16 8:57
Your photo looks like a painting.
The scene is beautifully captured.
Well done Rosemary.
dkmurphys (48446) 2014-04-16 9:20
Simple and attractive colors of the beach. I like the high quality textures of your image. Well taken.
cornejo (30572) 2014-04-16 9:41
Hi Rosemary, charming infinite view of this beautiful natural beach, no promenade, no apartments, no bars, just sun, sand and water, wonderful place to walk around listening to the sea. Very well captured with a great pov with pretty good picture. Wonderful image of a lovely place to take a bath, very good sharpness, depth and quality. Nice good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Romano46 (17408) 2014-04-16 10:06
uno dei tanti paesaggi della Namibia che non mi stanco di osservare per la selvaggia bellezza del territorio e per i colori che questa terra sa offrire.
Colori straordinari per un soggetto ottimamente composto.
Ciao e buona serata
papagolf21 (85416) 2014-04-16 11:26
Encore une image de toute beauté réalisée avec un savoir-faire manifeste.
Il est bien difficile de détacher son regard de cette composition.
ktanska (24606) 2014-04-16 12:43
I think charm of empty landscape comes even stronger when wide angle shows details from very foreground to the distant horizon. Yes, those colour variations add interest and remind me of souvenirs made of sand in a bottle. Nice sky too.
williewhistler (13693) 2014-04-16 13:00
the spectacular expanse of sea and an endless sand are nicely composed with the horizon well placed in the frame to accentuate the interesting patterns created in the sand.
Kind regards Les.
ChrisJ (96522) 2014-04-16 14:43
A lovely deserted beach for a long walk with time to contemplate and reflect. Good sharpness and superb warm vs cold color contrasts between the reddish yellow sand and the blue sea and sky. I like the v shaped gutters in the sand formed by the receding waves as the tide went out. Tfs!
carlo62 (31294) 2014-04-16 15:56
ecco, questo da me è impossibile da vedere.
Non è possibile trovare una spiaggia che si perde a vista d'occhio senza neanche una piccola casa, un cartello o qualunque altra cosa che ci riconduca alla nostra civiltà.
Un saluto...panoramico come la tua foto
jjcordier (75562) 2014-04-16 22:38
Joli mariage de teintes pour cette photo de plage namibienne.
kathryn_weir (2056) 2014-04-17 4:21
Hello Rosemary, a vastly different seascape indeed to our rocky coastlines. Great sharpness and texture to the sand and the striations beautifully lead the eye towards the expanse of ocean intersecting sky.
Lovely shot which conveys a sense of desolation
dip (23592) 2014-04-17 4:54
we can only see sand,sea and sky,very simple composition but indeed wonderful!
I like the different tones on the sand,very nice colors combination as well!
very well captured and composed,
timecapturer (47942) 2014-04-17 5:06
like this! So simple and yet enticingly beautiful. Perfectly balanced with elegant sweeping lines that make it so arty and wonderful. Glorious!
Sergiom (58579) 2014-04-17 5:35
Quelle belle plage. Tu sembles seule au monde sur ta plage personnelle. Le point de vue très bas est bien choisi et le ciel est un superbe complément à cette carte postale.
jhm (138176) 2014-04-17 5:42
A lovely beach picture with a lovely sand beach in foreground.
Technical excellent made with the waterline in centre of your picture.
Nice perspective and depth picture.
Sharpness and clarity his real pleasant.
Also your sky makes these picture attractive.
Very well composition, TFS.
holmertz (40007) 2014-04-17 7:01
As you already indicated in the title this photo has the qualities of a painting. An amateur artist would probably love to try to capture these tones of light brown with touches of purple, not to mention the many tones of the clouds. In spite of the wide stretch of sand this doesn't look like the ideal beach to me. Maybe it's a great place for fishing or surfing, but not the place for a cosy day with some shade available and a place to get out of the strong winds.
photoray (11735) 2014-04-17 7:03
Appealing 'minimalist' beach scene, flowing beach sands, frothy ocean, and dramatic sky. And enhanced by the scattering of jellyfish.
Thanks for sharing,
nikkitta (14582) 2014-04-17 13:43
So, you also were visiting Namibia, did you see the photos of Jorge from Brasil?
Here what is so impressive is the vastness and solitude of the landscape, taken with a good POV forming a curve along the beach
Quite agree, seems like a painted landscape of great color contrast
lousat (75456) 2014-04-17 16:52
Hi Rosemary,this is a great goft to a beaches fan like me...ehehe...how is beautiful what you show us today,magnificent view and fantastic atmopshere of peace and quiet,great detail and colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
RhodieIke (11740) 2014-04-17 22:49
This is stunning, yet simplistic with a fantastic few colours and wonderful mood.
Well done, top marks.
emka (77266) 2014-04-17 23:54
Hello Rosemary, Marvelous view of this beach, which is a rather unfriendly place. Nice delicate colours of sky and sand.
Haoppy Easter to you and your family
marabu61 (8139) 2014-04-18 2:45
This looks rather like a painting than a photograph. The Namibian desert and coastline are indeed very beautiful in their own right. Great expanse of beach and sea with a wide open sky to complete the scenery.
Didi (56249) 2014-04-20 10:26
You where flying over the beach ? :)
Nice view with the rough ocean, nice deep, foreground