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Maloti Pass by hougaard Maloti Pass by hougaard
Something about my da causes my dev's to only show in some watchers' inbox.

To me, this valley in the Eastern Cape is the most beautiful part of South Africa. It's just photo heaven for me thanks to a combination of unbelievable natural beauty and abandoned farm ruins everywhere.

It's the road between Elliot and Barkley East.

I'm going back there in Autumn. The area is famous for it's poplar trees which turn just as intensely yellow as America's ash trees.

5D
17-40mm L
3 exposures.

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:iconcappippuni:
Cappippuni Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
This place is so pleasant!
Aww... I wish I could be there... :aww:
This photo is so beautiful!
This very vivid atmosphere is pleasant, and so beautiful... Dreaming...

I love it!
Probably my favorite photo on DeviantART, really!

Keep up this very good job!
Have a very nice and beautiful day!^_^
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LAPoetry-n-Photo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
jagged stones and blooming flowers are always are favorite combo of mine

featured here: [link]

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WallStorm Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Baie mooie foto :)
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:iconhhryah:
hhryah Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Beautiful colors, and I love the clouds!
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:iconmax-doom:
MaX-DooM Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
So beautiful :heart:
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Spectacular mate!
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:iconcharrrcollins:
charrrcollins Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
You've been featured [link] :heart:
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:iconsps-photos:
sps-photos Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009   Photographer
That is truly a beautiful place.
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JulienKraakman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Ha! Great picture, really great. I love how the rock in the left middle shows it's shadow, the little details make the picture!

And by the way, it's so funny to see you speak African with someone who commented on this work, i can actually read most of it which is pretty logical since i'm Dutch myself. It's really funny to read, heheh. But anyways keep posting those great pics! :)
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A-moral Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish I could be there. :)
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Elescave Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
So do I.
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:iconjameshackland:
JamesHackland Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009   Photographer
Featured [link]
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:iconrapunzzel:
Rapunzzel Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow.
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dwth Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 56th.:wave:
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:iconridstar:
ridstar Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
sheeeeet dis rerig stunning..
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PlayBoots Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Hougaard, I saw this photo on your website homepage, and I have no words for it!

I am wondering how do you get this 'light' (not heavy) feeling in your photographs? Every single time I see your work, that is the question roaming in my head...please give me an answer so I can sleep at night ;)
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
less processing and more seaching for the right light in nature...
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:iconnjsabo:
NJSabo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Wow nice work man! Really well done!
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XaviKid Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Beautiful photo!!! I love the colours. :highfive:
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:iconrelamz:
Relamz Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
I would really wanna visit place like this...amazing shot :)
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:iconflowersofcarnage:
flowersofcarnage Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
You've been featured here
=)
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Tyrannosaur17 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHOA. That's all I can say. This is what I want Heaven to look like! :D
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redg7b Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
stunning!
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:iconaspimages:
ASPimages Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009   Photographer
Wonderful, brilliant colour and depth
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:iconmassat:
Massat Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
Nice
beautiful scenery, makes me wanna be there
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Adriaan-DeJongh Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Student
Beautifull, I think i'm just going to look at your photo instead of thinking about your actions.

lovely hougaard...
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SpunkOnAStick Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Professional Writer
The details and colors are so vivid!

And your Deviations always show up in my box.
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:iconswitch-sgfx:
switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009   Photographer
Lovely shot, the foreground interest really makes it pop. It kind of reminds me of Marc Adamus' style. :+fav:
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MatthiasHaltenhof Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
when bracketing your shots, do you aeb with -2,0,+2 or do you spot meter and do everything manual?
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
just guess what will cover the DR and set the aeb accordingly
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:iconfrozenamber:
frozenamber Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
wow! the colours of the mountain are great =D
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:iconxerox27:
Xerox27 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
Gorgeous :)
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austinboothphoto Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome landscape, you make me want to visit south africa.
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chrome-mate Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
gorgeous!!!
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:iconfuzzyyak:
FuzzyYak Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Hougaard, this is GORGEOUS! Fantastic shot, mate.
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:iconvitroxx:
vitroxx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
awesome place, amazing shot!
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greyrowan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning.
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:icondannyp5000:
dannyp5000 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009   Photographer
you're a genious!
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:iconkjcreations:
kjcreations Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009   Photographer
stunning...
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:iconcl3tus:
Cl3tuS Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
really really nice and vibrant
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bohoho Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
amazing :D
haha when you're going back in autumn , could you take me with you ? :P
it looks great there !
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
this is stunning hougaard..good vibrantly clear layers...top
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pixel-def Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009   Photographer
this is great. amzing scene.
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:iconazalea-rose:
azalea-rose Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
When i see pictures like this, it really makes me miss home...

It's Lovely :)
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:iconwranglerguy:
wranglerguy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
Beautiful light. What do you use for your HDR compositing?
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Gurei Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
Breathtaking - I can see why it's your favorite spot.
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slazhmaster Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009   Photographer
why so small size ? :(
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:iconneodium:
neodium Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Professional Artist
awww beautiful :)
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009   Photographer
This is really quite spectacular Hougaard, the light, the composition ,the location, they are all working really well here. Great Work. Am I correct when I assume it was a manual blend of the 3 exposures?
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