I do not tire of the desert landscape. Whether it is looking lush and green as it is here or dry and windswept during the winter months there is always something to catch my eye. My advice is to get out and walk, you will be amazed at what you will see. Tiny insects scuttle about, windblown seeds fly in the dry air, lizards hunt for food and if you are lucky you will spot larger animals that are hardy desert dwellers.
In this shot you can see an ancient camelthorn tree providing food, shelter and shade for some of the desert dwellers. Fresh seasonal grass completes a ten day life-cycle after the rains have fallen and in the foreground you can see the effects of the wind as it blows across the sand creating ripples and blurring the detail
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mesutilgim (80602) 2014-04-22 11:28
Another topclass capture from Namibia.
Wonderfull scenery captured with a good pov and layout.
The majestic old camelthorn at center has a fight for survival.
TFS and have a nice evening
cornejo (28567) 2014-04-22 11:46
Hi Rosemary, lovely view of this beautiful and interesting beautiful desert landscape, very well composed and captured by a great POV with excellent and nice photo. A nice picture with good sharpness, depth and quality. An excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Noel_Byrne (21474) 2014-04-22 11:51
I have a huge smile looking at this picture, the word magical was invented for scenes like this. It almost looks like a cross section of two different images combined, in one the red sand, its color beautiful against the blue sky and its dead desert tree, and in the other a beautiful lively tree and lush green grass as green as any we can hope to see. To see both of these images in one here is to me, just astounding. The whole composition of the pic is beautiful, clouds like a flick from a painters brush and magnificent light. Thanks for sharing this beauty, I too am forever fascinated with your landscapes.
All the best
lousat (72855) 2014-04-22 12:11
Hi Rosemary,absolutely beautiful this composition! How is nice this wedding with orange and green on the ground,a magnificent view and the usual great quality of detail and colors,very well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
dta (63508) 2014-04-22 12:35
Hello Rosemary ;
Wow ! What an amazing composition ! With the triangle of greenery and its lonely partially dead tree ; contrasting so well with the superb orange dunes . the clouds complete beautifully the scenery .
nikkitta (13556) 2014-04-22 12:39
Of course you will never got tire of living in such a country so full of impressive not common landscapes
Here I learn about the camelthorn tree, well placed, at the side of the orange dunes, helping also with color contrast
Congrats and tfs
Royaldevon (26837) 2014-04-22 12:51
This is very different from England! Orange is not a colour that is prevalent in our countryside but here, it is beautifully normal!
I love how your composition has created a strong, orange, f/g triangle, nicely textured by the wind. Beyond, the tree is the focus, spreading attention across the b/g with its spread-eagled limbs. The sandwich of green is so delicious, completely surrounded by vivid oranges.
The countryside in Namibia has the strong patterns and colours of modern, abstract paintings. A real delight for you, as the photographer!
My warm regards,
chrislo (4151) 2014-04-22 13:45
An outstanding image and a wonderful place to photograph. This well composed scene portrays the area with great colour and clarity. I love how you have angled in the sand dune in the foreground. The tree anchors the scene beautifully and balances the left side of the frame. Lovely contrasting colours combining so nicely. This is great work.
holmertz (37681) 2014-04-22 13:53
The Namibian desert must be among the strangest environments in the world. A lush green field surrounded by bright orange sand-dunes. A tree looking two thirds dead and one third alive and kicking. At least for colours this kind of scenery is hard to beat. This is a beautiful photo, but I would hardly have believed it from a painting.
williewhistler (12739) 2014-04-22 14:19
you have combined the lovely shapes and saturated colours into a very attractive landscape.
The semi withered tree is perfectly placed in an imaginative composition.
A truly lovely shot.
Best regards Les.
carlo62 (28419) 2014-04-22 16:08
fantastica la similitudne tra l'albero e il terreno, a destra deserto e rami secchi, a sinistra prato e rami con foglie....c'è dell'incredibile in tutto questo.
Bellissima composizione e bellissimi colori.
PS domani vado a controllare che Firenze sia tutta a posto per il tuo arrivo :)
photoray (10519) 2014-04-22 17:36
Fine natural Namibia landscape scene especially for the magical red sand dunes dominating, and flowing with the wind patterns, contrasting with the ancient Camelthorn tree and blue sky.
Thanks for sharing,
Corry (4508) 2014-04-22 20:05
Magnifique prise de vue de ce paysage dominé par un fort contraste des couleurs. La présence de l'arbre au milieu du paysage ajoute à la composition. Photo très bien réussie. Bravo.
adidas5nb (4498) 2014-04-22 21:57
wow...what colors and emotions in this frame.love the framing.great place and shot.
jjcordier (73748) 2014-04-22 22:39
Tu nous as déjà montré plusieurs photos de cette étonnante région. Pour moi, celle-ci est une des plus réussies. Superbe.
fabbs99 (16104) 2014-04-22 23:25
This is a classic image,full of magic colors and shapes.The old tree stands majestically amidst the barren environments.The grass in the BG shows that water is available in the area.TFS.
HimalAnda (8674) 2014-04-22 23:29
This is a very nice picture, with an excellent composition and beautiful colors. The orange dune on the foreground makes a string contrast with the green grass near the tree.
emka (73829) 2014-04-22 23:32
Hi Rosemary, I also love deserts but I have such a long way to them. Marvelous view from Sossusvlei, with the striking colours of dunes and fresh green grass after rain. Amazing this tree partly dead and still green in some part. Wonderful memories for me, nice to see this view again. Tnaks for sharing and big hugs
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-04-22 23:55
just showed this picture to my boyfriend and he said - next destination should be Namibia :-))
Fascinating composition and wonderful landscape so different from these which we can see on every day basis. The contrast between colors is unbelievable. I love the lush green grass so close to the orange sand of desert and you captured it truly beautifully.
Thanks for sharing
Romano46 (16580) 2014-04-23 1:39
la composizione è impeccabile e l'aggiunta dei colori naturali della Namibia fa il resto.
Sono paesaggi incredibili che restano impressi nella memoria per la loro vivacità dei colori e la selvaggia bellezza.
Un'altra proposta degna di nota del paesaggio della regione.
Ciao e buona giornata
CLODO (29316) 2014-04-23 2:00
it's interesting to see green grass in the desert, contrasting well with the orange dunes of sand. I appreciate the bird perched on a tree branch, seeming to shelter.
macjake (52962) 2014-04-23 2:20
I don't have to tell you, but this is exactly why Tosca and I want to visit Namibia :)
this is precisely what we want to see!
amazing landscape, it doesn't even look real its that good :)
I enjoy the composition alot, its sort of like Math class all over again with all the geometry going on!
splendid piece of land. love it!
kathryn_weir (2056) 2014-04-23 2:20
Another superb capture from your "backyard" of Namibia. It bears your signature compositional finesse and sharpness as well as your eye for the detail as described in your notes. A truly captivating shot.
Thanks for sharing
snunney (79973) 2014-04-23 2:50
The tree makes a splendid focal point and is beautifully framed by the contours of the landscape. The vivid contrasting colours contribute to the strength of the composition and accentuate the graphism. Excellent photography, thanks for sharing. Photo and commentary together make a superb contribution to the aims of TE.
timecapturer (45667) 2014-04-23 5:35
swap you some bluebells for a view like this! It is so beautiful. I love your composition and light management here it makes this amazing shot an artistic masterpiece. Love it!
Regards - B.
Sergiom (55371) 2014-04-23 5:39
J'aime beaucoup la couleur du sable dans cette composition. J'aime aussi énormément le point de vue sur le paysage, comme caché derrière une dune qui forme une parfaite diagonale dans l'image.
Nicou (117324) 2014-04-23 5:56
quelle beauté une merveille ces dunes de sable de deux tons ces formes et cet arbre sec un très très grande réussite bravo sueprbe.
Silvio1953 (116931) 2014-04-23 6:12
Ciao Rosemary, lovely composition with fascinating lonely tree, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
dkmurphys (47010) 2014-04-23 7:27
Again a superb image with the lovely colors of the Namibian desert. The nature is indeed a perfect artist.
Have a good day.
Kielia (22913) 2014-04-23 7:41
I have seen your shots from here before and this one lives up to your previous high standards. The dunes make for an interesting foreground along with the lonely tree that plays a very important role composition wise. The characteristic colors make the image very attractive. My compliments!
saxo042 (36918) 2014-04-23 8:25
The colours are beautifully arranged in different layers and the tree is well placed in this well composed picture. The colours are really attractive here.
dekanski (2540) 2014-04-23 10:11
great, really great - including your Note. It is really eye-catching scene!
Regards, have a nice evening!
romanaa (7934) 2014-04-23 13:37
stunning landscape with a lot of unusual orange colours (at least for me) and pleasing diagonals.
rogerl (1544) 2014-04-23 14:05
Rosemary, what a beautifully seen shot! There is visual interest in the dune in the fg, the trees in the middle distance, and the hills behind, and the browns against the green of the tree and grasses are really superb. Another interesting sky as well. Nicely balanced shot geometrically and in terms of the colors. Thanks.
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-04-23 22:43
Wonderful, love it, well done.
fritzi007 (3101) 2014-04-23 22:47
very good photo with high image quality, the scenery is incredibly beautiful!
Wish you a nice day
Indrasish (2833) 2014-04-24 0:20
Excellent shot.. I like the composition with this tree and the eye-catching backdrop.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Very well done..
Good afternoon and best wishes from Kolkata, India..
Gigidusud (13669) 2014-04-24 8:01
Fantastic desert landscape well framed with nice colors and great graphic effect. I love it!
Cricri (101805) 2014-04-24 10:44
Que dire sinon que j'adore, tant pour le paysage et les couleurs extraordinaire, c'est un endroit magique, merveilleux tout simplement
siudzi (32657) 2014-04-24 12:10
Amazing place this with totally stunning details and intensive colors. All together creates an outstanding scene! Love it! Perfectly composed and framed with a superb orange foreground. Excellent image as always!
Waylim (25162) 2014-04-25 8:59
So true for me as well. I love the desert landscape from all over the world, and I have travel to a few, not this one yet :( I'll get here eventually.
This is lovely, a very nice contrast of sand dune in warm tone and the lush green field and tree and bushes. Amazing what water can do even in places like this. Live is so resilient and thing will grow under such harsh condition.
This is a fantastic shot with all kind of colors and wonderful details throughout.
annjackman (18155) 2014-04-25 9:10
I agree about the beauty of desert landscapes especially when viewed through your camera! I also love the open space of moorland in the UK, in any weather. The slope of the dune in the FG is lovely and the rippled effect produced by the wind is evident. The tree adds a centre of interest abut my eyes pass through it to those lovely dunes in the BG.
Kind Regards, Ann
COSTANTINO (51956) 2014-04-25 9:15
Hello dear friend
how did you do it?
minimalistic artistic shot
the white clouds complete
perfectly this scenery
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-04-25 21:37
It is fine art to my opinion. Very nice excercise with the colour, structure and focus . Very pure and sharp shot
Harmony of atmosphere, colours, lightning. Very well done.
delpeoples (52737) 2014-04-27 0:25
Excepting the tree, this could so easily be Australia. The vibrant yellows, browns and greens have been beautifully regulated and the textures in the sand, particularly on the right, are the icing on the cake. I really like the undulating hills and the curved lines which lead the eye throughout the frame. Excellent work, I don't blame you for falling in love with the desert, it's enchanting.
corjan3 (2053) 2014-04-27 8:44
Another fantastic image from the Sossusvlei area. Beautiful colours and composition with lovely clouds over the wonderful landscape. Excellent quality and informative note as always. Best wishes.
mkamionka (29451) 2014-04-28 8:29
this is a beautiful desert landscape. I like deserts very much and I think I would never have enough of them either. Great combination here with the green grass adding an unexpected color to the scene. The tree as well provides a lovely silhouette here. Everything perfectly composed together.
jemaflor (81388) 2014-04-29 11:02
Excellent composition with tree and dunes, lovely colors, perfectly presented, tfs.
bachapi (369) 2014-05-01 9:53
Beautiful colors and very nice compo! Well done.
kwekwekan (1022) 2014-05-10 18:40
One can certainly why you do not tire of this landscape. The orange blue green colour combination is one not often viewed in nature - and really pops in your picture. There is also a great variety in textures, with the soft cotton clouds, gnarly tree and fine wind-combed sand.
GyurMaster (573) 2014-05-18 14:11
Excellent composition with nice colours. Typicall 'print a poster from it' picture!
Didi (55145) 2014-05-28 11:27
Life is still present in this tree
Interesting colour contrast
Well done for this nice landscape
Angshu (54919) 2014-06-04 0:20
Hello dear Rosemary
Another fantastic picture from the deadvlei, and what I find fascinating is the decent patch of green grass surrounded by the high dunes. the camel thorn tree seems to stand in the cusp between the desert and the grass land, and is a very strong focal point. Superb work!
tatadalou (5641) 2014-06-19 11:17
Nice desert landscape, with some little green grass in the middle contrasting with aridity of the place. The tree in the middle adds some intriguing element, as if it was half dead.