One in a short series of pictures taken on a weekend trip to Kariba, whilst visiting Zimbabwe on business in March 1984. They were all shot on slide film and have since been digitised and processed through Photoshop.
The Zambezi (also spelled Zambesi) is the fourth-longest river in Africa, and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa. The area of its basin is 1,390,000 square kilometres (540,000 sq mi), slightly less than half that of the Nile. The 3,540-kilometre-long river (2,200 miles) has its source in Zambia and flows through Angola, along the borders of Namibia, Botswana, Zambia again, and Zimbabwe, to Mozambique, where it empties into the Indian Ocean.
The Zambezi's most spectacular feature is the beautiful Victoria Falls. Other notable falls include the Chavuma Falls at the border between Zambia and Angola, and Ngonye Falls, near Sioma in Western Zambia.
There are two main sources of hydroelectric power on the river. These are the Kariba Dam (close to where this picture was taken), which provides power to Zambia and Zimbabwe and the Cahora Bassa Dam in Mozambique which provides power to both Mozambique and South Africa. There is also a smaller power station at Victoria Falls.
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RhodieIke (11742) 2011-12-13 0:53
Morning Stephen, You have brought so many memory's good and bad with this post, this area has super landscapes over and around Lake Kariba. In 1976 I was stationed here at the height of the Rhodesian war for a three month stint.( National service for a year) Don't know if you remember the Tetse flies, I do. Anyway great photo from your archives slide's, Thanks, Cheers Iain.
dkmurphys (52697) 2011-12-13 0:58
Very mysterious composition. I guess this is the kind of scenes in that picturesque land.
Enjoy a good day.
amaryllis (35857) 2011-12-13 2:00
une superbe réalisation d'un soir qui tombe avec les rayons du soleil et un ciel qui ne laisse pas indifférent aux regards des photographes
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-12-13 2:44
I like this mysterious atmosphere. Looks like a storm is approaching. Nice conversion from slide to digital form. I lived in Africa for a year but missed seeing these beautiful countries.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-12-13 2:52
a tantalising shot of this famous river. I would never have guessed the location and taken only 4 years after the state became independent. It looks so fascinating in this light. Wonderful transition too!
Enjoy the day - regards Brian.
ChrisJ (104179) 2011-12-13 3:42
Very good conversion from slide to digital image with pretty good sharpness. I like the semicircular pattern of sunbeams top right. Nice pastel colors & tfs. Merry Xmas also!
rodgerg (55767) 2011-12-13 4:06
Cette fois encore un travail de scan de grabnde qualité au départ d'une image profonde. Très belle gestion d'une lumière pas facile ce qui donne des contrastes forts, très bien marqués.
DjoleEric (0) 2011-12-13 4:11
Nice work, good display colors and sharpness.
Excellent izlozrnost, a perfect contrast.
besnard (55085) 2011-12-13 4:13
Un bon cliché très romantique que tu as eu raison de ressortir de tes archives. J'ai passé quelques jours dans ce pays et ta photo me rappelle de bons souvenirs.
Je te souhaite une bonne journée.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-12-13 4:34
La faible luminosité laisse deviner un splendide paysage, et laisse voir le fleuve imposant. Une image pleine de mystère, bien composée et agréable. Bravo.
Fis2 (89993) 2011-12-13 5:13
Good POV and composition.
I like colours and tonality.
Very impressive picture.
Have a nice afternoon.
Cricri (111351) 2011-12-13 5:50
Une image ombre et de lumière, belle vue sur le lac avec le reflet des rayons du soleil dans ce ciel dramatique
macondo (18623) 2011-12-13 5:55
A great scan from this shot out of your ancient pre-digital archives. I'm glad you didn't try to crank up the contrast in this one, which has a lovely and subtle sheen on the water in the bottom right. Very atmospheric evening shot with a touch of nostalgia.
batalay (36958) 2011-12-13 8:29
You've reached deep into your archives to retrieve this beauty. It is a beautifully scanned slide film, and I wonder how a modern digital camera would have fared. The sunburst effect is especially eye catching. That could perhaps been shown with a bit more contrast. I remember standing on the bridge connecting Eton and Windsor, and shooting time-lapse photos of a setting sun. They were shot with the legendary Kodachrome-25. I may retrieve those slides and see how they come out, scanned.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-12-13 14:38
a beautiful atmosphere with mysterious lights and spectacular composition, great impression, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
Graal (100106) 2011-12-13 23:13
amazing dusk over the big river in Africa. Especialy I like the mood in this image. Very nice sun rays and contrast. Good scan.
Have a nice day.
Silvio1953 (130310) 2011-12-14 1:08
Ciao Stephen, fascinating sunset composition with beautiful and great river, wonderful light, splendid sky, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
kordinator (20149) 2011-12-14 1:22
Fantastic colors in your amazing capture of nature.
Fine silhouettes, I like it a lot.
Amazing composition from your visiting Zimbabwe.
Very interesting note.
They must have many beautiful Victoria Falls.