By way of a change from Ireland I thought we could revisit one of my favourite places in Namibia, Nkasa Lupala in the Caprivi Strip. This shot was taken from a boat just as the light was fading. Not long after it got dark the sounds of Bell Frogs could be heard ringing through the bush. Heaven!
In a vast arid country, Mamili (Nkasa Lupala) National Park holds the distinction of being the largest wetland area with conservation status in Namibia. The Mamili National Park was proclaimed in 1990, shortly before Namibia’s Independence. And there is much to celebrate about this wet wonderland. The 318-km2 park protects the flora and fauna living within a complex channel of reed beds, lakes and islands that make up the Linyanti swamps. During the rainy season, as much as 80% of the park can become flooded and inaccessible.
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timecapturer (49288) 2013-10-20 4:11
WoW! The only word that aptly describes this amazing sunset shot. The light and golden tones here are just amazing and the reflections a double delight. Your description of this place is just perfect at creating the atmosphere and ambiance to accompany the imagery! Stunning!
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian.
Silvio1953 (124525) 2013-10-20 4:15
Ciao Rosemary, fascinating sunnset, magic atmosphere, fantastic reflections, wonderful warm colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
Romano46 (18466) 2013-10-20 4:34
questi colori non potevano che essere quelli della Namibia e se la bellezza della foto già si apprezza in questo formato, nella versione "large" si rimane incantati per la particolare nitidezza e le infinite sfumature di ropsso sia nell'aria che nell'acqua.
Molto bella la composizione e incredibile la nitidezza che permette di apprezzare nella migliore delle maniere questo paesaggio romantico e meraviglioso nello stesso tempo.
Ciao e buona domenica
snunney (85543) 2013-10-20 4:54
The large version is absolutely superb! Dutiful lighting complemented by lovely gold and yellow tones. The most attractive and interesting sky is nicely balanced by the detail to be observed in the waters of the lake. Nature photography par excellence.
Cricri (107991) 2013-10-20 5:31
Un instant magique , merveilleuse couleurs du coucher du soleil avec les reflets, les zones sombres et les pétales qui flotte sur l'eau, un grand moment de silence a part ceux de la nature ce qui admirable a écouter
dta (67992) 2013-10-20 5:34
Hello Rosemary ,
A great sunset picture , with splendid colors , fien silhouettes and reflections .
Noel_Byrne (25222) 2013-10-20 5:57
Stunning colors in the sky here, golden fire with fine wispy clouds to creat this natural piece of art. The silhouettes of the trees are perfectly placed too. I imagine the sound of those frogs was brilliant to witness.
Cheers, and have a good Sunday.
tenretin (2436) 2013-10-20 6:00
Wonderful shot with a beautiful sunset and a beautiful light in a country that I do not know who looks photogenic.
Superbe cliché avec un magnifique couché de soleil et un belle lumière, dans un pays que je ne connais pas et qui semble photogénique.
tatadalou (6421) 2013-10-20 8:15
So nice metallic tones, I imagine the silence of this place. Light and sharpness are excellent. Best regards,
olive224 (2719) 2013-10-20 9:14
It's dark, very dark, but it's good, very good !
I like this composition very much with the moving water, the plants, and the sky of course ;)
Very well done
rychem (24534) 2013-10-20 9:19
Beautiful place, beautiful colors, beautiful mirror effect, splendid photo
cornejo (32722) 2013-10-20 12:40
Hi Rosemary, lovely view of the beautiful sunset reflected in the river, very well composed and captured in this great and beautiful picture. An interesting image of a beautiful moment, with good sharpness, depth and quality. A nice, good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
mesutilgim (86006) 2013-10-20 12:44
Hello dear Rosemary,
Not only a photographic capture but a "poem" !
Amazing scenery with all good features of a perfect photography.
TFS and best regards
carlo62 (34380) 2013-10-20 13:48
un bel tramonto che raddoppia la sua bellezza e i suoi colori grazie al riflesso.
Immagine ben composta, ma in questo sei una maestra.
williewhistler (14697) 2013-10-20 14:21
I do like the gorgeous colours of the setting sun in the sky and across the lake,the tones are delightful with the silhouetted trees and their reflections adding interest and depth.
Kind regards Les.
daddo (24529) 2013-10-20 16:09
Hi Rosemary. A shimmering, vibrant image generating warmth and beauty. Love the effects on the water, the solitary waterlily, the lily leaves catching the late light.Regards. Klaudio.
npecanhuk (66814) 2013-10-20 16:46
Wonderful night greeting day!!!!
The colors up in the sky and down on those reflections are so beautiful!
Silhouettes are interesting and attractive too!
I loved reading your note as well!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week,
jjcordier (76916) 2013-10-20 22:20
La grande version nous en met plein les yeux! Superbe photo de ce moment magique. Les couleurs sont fantastiques.
mohammad_H (9530) 2013-10-21 0:18
مفهوم جامع از این تصویر ،نمای زیبای دریاچه با افق بسیار چشمگیر و انعکاس تصویر در اب،رنگهای گرم جذاب و در امتداد به عمق بک گراند،چشم نواز و تماشایی،وضوح خوب و کیفیت بینظیر،کار خوب
غروب خورشید را دوست دارم
بهترین ارزوها برای شما
The concept of this picture, beautiful view of the lake with a spectacular skyline and reflection in the water, along the depth of warm colors and cool background, eye-catching and spectacular, unmatched clarity and good quality, good job
I love sunsets
Best wishes to you
Kamilutka (8095) 2013-10-21 1:20
what an amazing sunset! The colors are like flood of honey and gold and I love all the dark shapes of the bushes which add some contrast to the picture. Very beautiful light and simple elegant composition.
tyro (20778) 2013-10-21 1:50
I'm sorry that I've not been too active on TE recently so now I'm trying to catch up with my critiques.
This one immediately struck me on account of the fabulous light and colours in the sky and the magnificent reflections on the calm water. You have captured this moment perfectly with a very fine composition and the line of trees silhouetted against the blazing sky is simply divine. And you have very cleverly used the lily pads to add more foreground interest.
Gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
bayno (18342) 2013-10-21 2:20
A masterpiece Rosemary, wonderful scenery with special special light and tones...not burn area and perfect managed...just to see and enjoy...
abmdsudi (44238) 2013-10-21 8:46
A highly professional low light shot which has been wonderfully composed and what a beautiful golden orange tones we have here with the sky really adds the drama and the sparkling light on the ripply water really stand out. You have controlled the exposure well in this condition when the sun has gone below the horizon and the glow of colors is simply magical!! Brilliant capture, tfs
dekanski (3616) 2013-10-21 11:16
Great, but I think it would be even better if the flower is "caught" on the light part of the surface of the water!
mvdisco (17774) 2013-10-21 20:07
This is beautiful , I love the sunset too and this one is amazing with nice reflection,
Great colorful sky beauty and Point of view.
all my compliments..
annjackman (20091) 2013-10-21 22:47
A really stunning sunset. I particularly like the red reflections on the rippling water and the group of lily pads. Very well composed indeed.
p.s. still in Scotland and meting up with John, Rich, Martin and other TE members at the end of the week.
dkmurphys (50144) 2013-10-21 22:58
This is a true natural paradise. I like the atmosphere of the moment you've captured. Perfect contrasts and nice water dynamics that breaks the monotony. Well composed scene.
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-10-22 0:33
this is delightful view!For me definitely one of the most beautiful sunset shots I´ve ever seen on TE!
The scenery,the colors and light-all these features and its perfect interplay in this composition make your photo so spectacular and unforgettable.
Have a nice day
adidas5nb (5413) 2013-10-22 7:44
wow..what fantastic colors.really really special light and silhouettes.great shot.
rogerl (1544) 2013-10-22 14:31
Rosemary, wow, what a great sunset photo. The lighting is really perfect, with the trees in silhouette, and the clouds are very well-positioned to add more visual interest. Nicely done, looking more or less directly at the sun. Thanks.
ChrisJ (100052) 2013-10-22 15:10
I love the reflected light off the lily pads bottom left. Good symmetrical reflections and a perfect exposure with no glare or oe. Wonderful colour with good saturation and well framed and composed with nice balance. Good graphism and silhouettes of the bg vegetation along the horizon line. Tfs!
jemaflor (85980) 2013-10-25 4:01
great light capture, I like these warms tones and this perfect watermirror, tfs.
adores (38134) 2013-10-29 16:34
No wonder you like it, this place looks magical, specially at this moment of the day. Even from a boat you got a very good shot. The sky and the reflections are excelente and I also like the lonely water lily and leaves in foreground.
delpeoples (53415) 2013-11-04 20:09
I was sure I had already critiqued this, but maybe because I was so taken with it on FB, thought I had. Anyway, as if it needs saying, this is a glorious photo. The pinkish tones are magnificent and I love those small ripples in the FG that seem to accentuate the silence, the unspoilt landscape and of course the tranquillity. And you've even got some yellow tones in amongst all the pink hues. Beautiful reflections and mixture of partial and full silhouettes. A cracker, congrats!