Continuing on from my post yesterday of the ghost town of Kolmanskop, an old diamond mining town from the early 1900's which has long been abandoned.
This ghost town is so much fun to explore, sometimes though there is so much sand that has accumulated into mini sand dunes in the houses, that you have to climb through the windows to get inside, which was the case here.
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williewhistler (15035) 2014-01-22 2:25
there is something surreal about this interesting shot,I guess it`s just because we don`t expect to see a sand filled room,so sad to think that this was once a home.
Judging by your exposure settings it was quite dull inside, so you did well to compose and capture the details and textures perfectly.
Kind regards Les.
HimalAnda (10011) 2014-01-22 3:16
This is a great place, with a real atmosphere!
The composition is good.
dta (69502) 2014-01-22 3:20
Hello Wanda ,
J'adore les bâtisses abandonnées , même si il y a un côté un peu triste . Cette composition est remarquable notamment avec cette vieille porte entrouverte , les superbes tons , les lignes qui se croisent . Et tout ce sable qui est enté dans la maison .
SnapRJW (31623) 2014-01-22 5:41
Hello Wanda - This is very beautiful. I love the harmonious colour palette and your exposure has brought out all the textural details. A superb composition and a shot I would love to have framed and displayed. Top class. Warm regards Rosemary
abmdsudi (44966) 2014-01-22 8:13
Survival in extreme conditions almost buried by the sands so well discovered but full of visual treat. A nice stuff really has a strong emotion and creepyness to it! This is awesome pleasantly exposed, beautiful cool soothing colours, details in shadowing and fantastic texture in that door. It's very interesting and different, a good example of less being more so elegant in it's simplicity. Great shot and tfs
rigoletto (34269) 2014-01-22 10:00
hi wanda. this would be a good place for marriage rehab: placing a nagging wife at one room and a yelling husband to the other side would be a smart idea: they would never be able to slam the door :) i guess this house is famous, i remember seeing other photos from there (maybe by andré or you again). great place for sure. the depth is awesome as well as the crisp textures of wood and sand, while the colors are attractively natural. in any case, the already interesting subject needs no more enhancement.
sevy (15365) 2014-01-22 23:18
I feel I like most this ones, due to the subtle soft colors from the sand and making by reflection a soft lightning. It is participating to the mood shared by the view.
jjcordier (77870) 2014-01-22 23:35
Le sable qui a investi les lieux t'a permis de réaliser une très belle composition où j'apprécie beaucoup l'harmonie des tons d'image.
emka (82718) 2014-01-22 23:59
I saw quite many photos from Kolmanskop and I would be happy to see it but our route in Namibia missed it. very interesting ghost tow n, I am sure it must be great fun to explore it.
Warm regrads malgo
macjake (58992) 2014-01-25 6:57
Ah...yes...this famous place in Namibia!
This is for sure on my Travel-List, and the sooner the better.
I just viewed Andre's photo of the ghost town, and now this...both great shots and great stories/experiences.
funny to hear you had to climb through the window to get inside :)
Were there many people here? alot of photographers?
or is it pretty much a dead-zone?
cool shot with the sand so high up and intruding everwhere. well done
adores (39272) 2014-02-16 14:29
A good shot of this impressive place! I like the quality and the focus. You managed light very well. This is a place I'd really like to visit, there are many stories buried there, I'm sure!
- Copyright: Wanda van den Hogen (Wanda1) (15000)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-05-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon EF 85mm f/1,8 USM, RAW
- Exposure: f/8, 1/13 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Doors [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-22 1:56