The Orange River is the longest (a total length of 2,200 km) river in South Africa. The river forms part of the international borders between South Africa and Namibia and between South Africa and Lesotho. It plays an important role in the South African economy by providing water for irrigation, as well as hydroelectric power. The river was named by Robert Jacob Gordon in honor of William V of Orange. So, as we can see, it has no orange colour:). After all rivers in Namibia dried, and rivers in Botswana with water but also with crocodiles and hippos, to see a big river possible to bath in was something strange. We spent a very pleasant afternoon on the campsite there, some people even went canoing.
The mountains on the other side are in Namibia.
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jemaflor (81264) 2012-12-02 9:15
Nice view on this landscape, I like the light and the colors, well seen.
holmertz (37589) 2012-12-02 11:24
...and I have shown before that the Black Sea is green. This is a very fine view and a pleasant composition, more or less on thirds. The light is fantastic and has given the colours a marvellous intensity and freshness. This is the time of the day when the heat is getting bearable, life feels great and you don't really want to go home. (Then the mosquitoes come out...)
hidibyendu (871) 2012-12-02 21:05
When I saw the caption, I thought I wouls see really some orange colored river, may be with some shadows. :).
Nice composition. Very nice POV.
Well saturated colors.
dkmurphys (46940) 2012-12-03 3:48
Very beautiful natural landscape. I like the colors and the POV. Good catch!
bertolucci (13356) 2012-12-03 7:38
I'm really enjoying this African series of yours - such an abundance of exotic (to me) natural beauty! Lov' the layeredness in this capture, the combination of colours and that serene atmosphere.
Very nice work!
Re: I do this kind of contextual people portraits more then I post them. May I should change this ;-)
Best regards from Rotterdam!
adramad (35591) 2012-12-03 8:53
Great composition in this magnificent landscape, the beautiful shapes and color of these mountains, a nice contrast between the blue waters of the river and its green banks.
Perfect management of light and sharpness.
Have a nice day.
annjackman (18089) 2012-12-03 22:47
Very appealing light in this picture giving a rich, warm light to the rock. A lovely quality picture of this beautiful wilderness.
Kind Regards, Ann
marabu61 (7443) 2012-12-04 6:57
And I have worked for one year in a hotel on the banks of the Orange river, some 60km south of Johanesburg, where the river forms the border between Mmpumalanga and the Orange Free State. This was back in the early 80ties, so this brings fond memories to me.
Pleasing colors and light on a beautiful landscape with great mountain shapes.
have a good time
tyro (18870) 2012-12-04 8:07
Anbother fine photograph from your African trip and an interesting note to accompany it.
This is a well composed shot, the deep blue of the river making a fine foreground and the red mountains beautifully portrayed against a clear blue sky. The tree on the right frames the image perfectly.
Lovely vibrant colours, lovely light, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.