Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Fleeting Light by hougaard Fleeting Light by hougaard
Win a print of this image by joining my
Facebook Page. a Chosen number between the 475-500th person to join will win a print of their choice.

Please view this image on my website where it will display against a dark background at it's intended resolution and sharpness - [link]

After shooting sunrise in Deadvlei on this morning, I arrived at a flooded Tsaucheb river crossing where everyone was impatiently waiting for the water to subside. After about two hours of waiting I decided to head back to the 4x2 parking lot, have lunch and wait for afternoon light to arrive. I had my lunch, a nap, some coffee and I got back in the car and headed back to the dune 45 area. There were heavy rains fast approaching from the East, so I decided to scout these pans just outside the 4x2 parking lot for a bit. The sun broke through the clouds and illuminated the scene in warm afternoon light for about two minutes. I folded out the tripod, put the camera on and attached the filter system as fast as I could with hands shaking from excitement. I got this shot and as I tried to compose one closer to the ground the light was gone...

Tsaucheb Valley Dunes, Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia

5D II
Zeiss 18mm
No filters

| Facebook | 500px | Website | Blog | Prints |

This image is the intellectual property of Hougaard Malan. It may not be used in any way without the author's written consent.
Add a Comment:
 
:icontigles1artistry:
Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
:wave:.. Just to let you know you have been featured here ... [link]
I do hope you like it...:iconkimberely:
Reply
:iconviceberly:
VicEberly Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Featured: [link] :sun:
Reply
:iconcmickle:
cmickle Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
This is a fantastic landscape shot. Brilliantly done!
Reply
:iconmenca:
menca Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
I'm risking to sound like stuck parrot, but yes, it is a lovely contrast indeed.

I enjoyed it muchly! :)
Thank you for the efforts of bringing us these yummies!
Reply
:iconaugenweide:
augenweide Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your wonderful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
Reply
:iconxenelith:
Xenelith Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
You are amazing. This is beyond words.
Reply
:iconsharonleggdigitalart:
SharonLeggDigitalArt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Featured [link]
Reply
:iconchococherry1:
ChocoCherry1 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
The lighting is absolutely STUNNING! Wonderful luck and skill.
Reply
:iconmrrehead:
MrReHead Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
WOW - I love this picture
Reply
:iconlionsong:
Lionsong Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your amazing photo has been featured! [link] Please :+fav: if you enjoy the article!
Reply
:iconromulion:
Romulion Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
very impressive. Colour and light on the ground and dark sky is beautiful.
Reply
:iconalban-expressed:
alban-expressed Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
YES. Great work.
Reply
:iconrezzanatakol:
RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Great!
Reply
:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011   General Artist
Great moody shot, love the sky against the sunlit dunes and the foreground detail is awesome :nod:
Reply
:icondaft-perception:
Daft-Perception Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredibly powerful image.
Reply
:iconmeflyingfree:
MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Great textural piece!
Reply
:iconemmanueldautriche:
emmanueldautriche Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011   Photographer
Awesome light and scapes...:)
Reply
:icondwuff:
dwuff Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Lovely, so moody. I have a weakness for heavy cloud scenes.
Reply
:iconjmoore40:
jmoore40 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Stunning!
Reply
:iconblackfiresouls:
BlackfireSouls Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student General Artist
wonderful aura! Love it! Makes me feel scared and fascinated at the same time!
Reply
:icono0oluxo0o:
o0oLUXo0o Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Great Shot! I Love the Textures and the Detail of the Sky Line!
Reply
:iconheartmaker:
Heartmaker Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This shot has such an intense and dramatic atmosphere. I'm amazed that you managed to compose such a well balanced shot with so little time at hand. The lightest, dry ground on the right is balanced out by the intense orange of the sand dune to the left, and they bring light and life to an otherwise dark, kind of eerie image. I also love the fact that you can see the rain hitting the ground (at least that's what it looks like), and the sharpness and texture at the bottom of the shot.
Reply
:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Thanks a lot :)
Reply
:iconshebeast2:
shebeast2 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
woah!
Reply
:icondoublescape:
doublescape Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
wow!! amazing!
Reply
:iconfistfulofneurons:
fistfulofneurons Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great light in this one.
Reply
:iconsv84:
SV84 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
looks awesome... :clap:
Reply
:iconwindicious:
Windicious Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:sing: Running through fields of gold!
Reply
:iconalembic-lynx:
Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Always exceptional to see your works Houggie
Reply
:iconme-lynx:
ME-LYNX Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
exquisite tone and color gamma
Reply
:iconparallel-pam:
parallel-pam Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011   Photographer
These shots of Namibia are 'out of this world' quite surreal and strangely remind my of Dali!
Reply
:iconjindrichlisy:
JindrichLisy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot as usually! :-)
Reply
:iconsassaputzin:
sassaputzin Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
wow, contrast! incredibly beautiful image hougaard, nice and sharp in the corners that zeiss...or at least a lot sharper than the 16-35, is this cropped?
Reply
:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Not cropped. I bought it for the corner sharpness and it certainly performs there, but I miss that starburst and that extra 2mm.
Reply
:iconsassaputzin:
sassaputzin Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
i must admit i do like the width of the 16mm and of course the starburst.........
Reply
:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Yeah, but the Zeiss's corner sharpness is magnificent. At f/4 it owns the 16-35 at f/16. If you shoot into the sun the flare is a total of about two of those circles and one little stripe instead of the Canon's string of flare circles.

Ideally I'd have both. If I had to choose between a brand new copy of either I'd probably just make a random pick.
Reply
:iconsassaputzin:
sassaputzin Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
i think its all over sharper, i look at andreas's work and his images just seem incredibly sharp, of course both would be nice, keep on istocking! fancy the new canon then?
Reply
:iconmalaladanila:
malaladanila Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Amazing shot!
Reply
:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
thank you very much :)
Reply
:iconmalaladanila:
malaladanila Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
:hug:
Reply
:iconneon-cookie:
neOn-cOokie Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it!!:love:
Reply
:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
thank you very much :)
Reply
:iconoceaniclove:
oceaniclove Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Very nice shot
Reply
:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
thank you very much :)
Reply
:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Textures, light, comp, sky, color, mood...What doesn't this shot have? Marvelous work.
Reply
:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
thank you very much :)
Reply
:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
No problem
Reply
:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
I checked out your gallery today. Excellent stuff!
Reply
:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Thanks man!
Reply
:iconxpec1:
Xpec1 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Nice shot. Namibia is a great place to take a photo. =)
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
November 8, 2011
Image Size
221 KB
Resolution
900×600
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
6,152
Favourites
617 (who?)
Comments
52
×