Meeting along the shore of Natron lake.
Lake Natron is a salt lake located in northern Tanzania, close to the Kenyan border, in Africa's Great Rift Valley. The lake is quite shallow, less than three meters (10 feet) deep, and varies in width depending on its water level.
The color of the lake is characteristic of those where very high evaporation rates occur. As water evaporates during the dry season, salinity levels increase to the point that salt-loving microorganisms begin to thrive.
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brevbrev14 (140) 2009-04-21 14:14
una bellissima immagine con la texture del lago perfettamente ripresa.
Il tocco di colore del vestito cattura immediatamente la vista
pauloog (11747) 2009-04-21 14:26
A fine photo showing the seemingly endless salt plane. Details of the crust well rendered and the lady provides an astonishing contrast and gives scale.
ben4321 (9875) 2009-04-21 14:45
I wish you'd got a bit closer so she wasn't so small in the frame, but the contrast between the bright colours of her clothing and the bleakness of the surrounding landscape is very striking and gives the image a strong impact.
Interesting shot Luca.
bantonbuju (51787) 2009-04-21 15:25
not an easy job to handle the light in the full afican sunlight and keep the details "alive"... you managed so well...
maybe i'd work a bit on the sky...
nilotpalr (106) 2009-04-21 17:26
Wonderful composition.Just awesome..
danos (89887) 2009-04-21 18:10
nice the scene with the young woman to seat on the Salt lake and pose to you.I like the colours of her cloths that contrast perfect with the surface of the lake.Well done.
Dpbours (222) 2009-04-21 22:03
That is great! The contrast of this boy with the environment is just stunning. Very well done! Unfortunately I'm out of cudos, but the praise is yours!!
sevy (15367) 2009-04-22 0:35
Very good portrait in wide angle. It allowed to evidence all the environment of the dry lake which is providing a color contrast with the suits of the massai.
A very interesting and original travel portrait.
vincz (19113) 2009-04-22 0:36
Great catch with the colourfuly dressed woman on this wide mocolor shore.
vagabondtravels (6511) 2009-04-22 3:31
Very sharp and full of detail. This girl just pops off the light dry season browns. Good comp, she is perfectly places.
ktanska (25655) 2009-04-22 4:15
That salt lake crust remins of biscuits or thin bread. Special environment is excellent backgrout to your colourful portrait. Fascinating in its simplicity.
everlasting (14698) 2009-04-22 7:50
Hi Luca, i am trying to plan my next wonter travel, back to Burma a country that i enjoy to be in so much or new pastures for me Tamzania. My son has just returned with fascinating stories. Choices - what a luxury to have when many are so much less fortunate.
The contrast here between the bright colours of her clothing and the stark landscape provides a strong image.
scalerman (26900) 2009-04-22 16:35
Luca: now be honest, you did request a slight pose here, no? Flawless Belis composition - another great feather in your hat of imagery. c
lespicaros (5542) 2009-04-24 12:19
C'est superbe : ces couleurs de vetement saturées sur un fond d'argile
bravo pour cette prise
smarcell (19963) 2009-05-03 13:15
Bellissima con il grandangolo che mette il soggetto nell'ambiente.
La composizione e' perfetta.
scyntilla (1844) 2009-05-04 6:22
Bellissima. I loved the way you positioned her with regards to the rest of the scenery. It gives a sense of scale. The juxtaposition of the bright colours of her dress, the darkness of her skin and the brightness of the salt plains. Great image. TFS.
- Copyright: Luca Belis (Mistral) (15402)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-09-13
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm f/4G DX ED-IF
- Exposure: f/22, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-04-21 13:52