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Inhospitable : On the Left? by hougaard Inhospitable : On the Left? by hougaard
EDIT : Seems people didn't like the tree on the right, so different comp and slightly different processing.

BETTER? Honest crits please.

a Tree so photogenic you could swear it grew on that spot in that way with the hopes of becoming an iconic spot for landscape photography in South Africa...which it most probably will.

This little guy is atop a massive granite boulder in the Richtersveld National Park which is on the border of Namibia and in the heart of one of the world's most inhospitable and diamond rich areas.

I played around with a set of Lee sunset filters I bought a while back and I really liked the effect, especially considering the boring light.

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psyfre Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
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featured -> [link]
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Laura-Skeff Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this image is terrific;i just wish you uploaded it in a little bigger size...:(
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Zell-zita Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
this one is alot better then the previous one - i got to admit.....
seems a lot more natural
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928 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
It's such a beautiful place.
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Inebriantia Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Quite an amazing photo. There's something quite special about the light in this image. This could easily be a Marc Adamus photo, if it had the orton effect in the background, but I still prefer it this way! ;-)
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hougaard Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
hmmm, interesting what you say about orton on the bg. it has a slight orton on the rocks in the fg. Thanks for the comment :)
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menca Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Honest input You say.. okay :)

It feels slightly better now, but still.. Those two competing horizontal elements, the tree top, and the rock outcrop that effectively sits "on top" of it, keep screaming at me. Loudly. It was the first thing that popped in the eye the first time I saw it, and it won't go away. Everything else looks right on, but those two.. I dunno.

At the moment though, my brain seems to operate in a rather vegetative mode, so I'm in no position to offer any sane and constructive suggestions. I suppose we can't just return there and blow that rock up, it is a National Park after all, and such. :blush:
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shanti1971 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Love it , life in the wilderness - old life . Great light and sense of distance , reminds me of a fantasy painting
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Blooper1980 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Awsome!. :)
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LukeAustin Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
I like it a lot Hougaard. Good to see your mixing it up with the processing too.
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