Photographer's Note

Sunrise over Dune 45.

Part of the tourist track when visiting the Sossuvlei dunes is to wake up at 4am to watch the sunrise over dune 45. Sounds nice, right? Well, the problem is there are hundreds of people doing the same thing, and so it's hardly peaceful. Everyone marches up in the darkness, trying to stay on the narrow ridge at the top.

And what I don't understand is why do all the safari companies have to go to the same dune? There's lots of them! I understand it's probably to protect the rest of them, but I would think they would do better opening up at least one or two other dunes to distribute the crowd.

Cropped out some dead-space at the top. Watch for more photos of this sunrise - Wendy has some nice ones too. It was interesting to watch the shadows playing over the sand as the sun lifted in the sky.

Edit: Ok, I used neatimage to clean it up in a workshop and I think it takes this picture to a different level. Maybe I should re-post.

jbweasle, ChristianS, Roly, jpages has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 3877
Points: 16
Additional Photos by Ian Sewell (IanSewell) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 11 N: 103] (579)
View More Pictures