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The cracked pans of the Tsaucheb Valley reflect the unbelievably intense orange glow caused by the last sunlight shining in below a summer rain storm.

While shooting this sunset I was on all fours because my body was all that I could use to shelter my camera from the rain. After about 90 minutes of shooting in the rain, the pan I had comfortably walked onto turned into a muddy playground that made walking a very slippery challenge. I've never seen such bright colours in my life...it was like seeing the world through a blood-red filter. The water reached Sossus the next day.

5D II
Zeiss 18mm
Blend of three shots

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Cherardon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
They say a giant dragon fought against the skies, only to be smithed into the soil with divine fury. All that remains is its hardened, decaying hide.
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AnthonyJa Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Like from a horror movie
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Tupunoor Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Very beautiful work! :nod:
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gingado Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Your work is featured in "RED - THE COLOR OF ART - 2013"
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Orange41 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
sweet- setting for the Prometheus sequel ;)
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mystrytrainer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
REALLY SORRY but i have to send this on

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CASE ONE -
Annalise [Surname Removed] :She got this email. Rubbish she thought. She deleted it. And now, Annalise dead.

CASE TWO -
Louise [Surname Removed]: She sent this to only 4 people and when she woke up in the morning her wrists had deep lacerations on each. Luckily there was no pain felt, though she is scarred for life.

CASE THREE -
Thomas [Surname Removed]: He sent this to 5 people. Big mistake. The night Thomas was lying in his bed watching T.V. The clock shows '12:01am'. The T.V misteriously flickered off and Thomas's bedroom lamp flashed on and off several times. It went pitch black, Thomas looked to the left of him and there she was, Bloody Mary standing in white rags. Blood everywhere with a knife in her hand then disappeared. The biggest fright of Thomas's life.

Warning... NEVER look in a mirror and repeat -'Bloody Mary.Bloody Mary.' Bloody Mary... I KILLED YOUR SON' Is it the end for you tonight! YOU ARE NOW CURSED

We strongly advise you to send this email on. It is seriously NO JOKE. We don't want to see another life wasted. ITS YOUR CHOICE... WANNA DIE TONIGHT? If you send this email to...

NO PEOPLE - You're going to die.

1-5 PEOPLE - You're going to either get hurt or get the biggest fright of your life.

5-15 PEOPLE - You will bring your family bad luck and someone close to you will die.

15 -25 OR MORE PEOPLE - You are safe from Bloody Mary
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mystrytrainer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
REALLY SORRY but i have to send this on

You are now cursed. You must send this on or you will be killed. Tonight at 12:00am, by Bloody Mary. This is no joke. So don't think you can quickly get out of it and delete it now because Bloody Mary will come to you if you do not send this on. She will slit your throat and your wrists and pull your eyeballs out with a fork. And then hang your dead corpse in your bedroom cupboard or put you under your bed. What's your parents going to do when they find you dead? Won't be funny then, will it? Don't think this is a fake and it's all put on to scare you because your wrong, so very wrong. Want to hear of some of the sad, sad people who lost their lives or have been seriously hurt by this email?

CASE ONE -
Annalise [Surname Removed] :She got this email. Rubbish she thought. She deleted it. And now, Annalise dead.

CASE TWO -
Louise [Surname Removed]: She sent this to only 4 people and when she woke up in the morning her wrists had deep lacerations on each. Luckily there was no pain felt, though she is scarred for life.

CASE THREE -
Thomas [Surname Removed]: He sent this to 5 people. Big mistake. The night Thomas was lying in his bed watching T.V. The clock shows '12:01am'. The T.V misteriously flickered off and Thomas's bedroom lamp flashed on and off several times. It went pitch black, Thomas looked to the left of him and there she was, Bloody Mary standing in white rags. Blood everywhere with a knife in her hand then disappeared. The biggest fright of Thomas's life.

Warning... NEVER look in a mirror and repeat -'Bloody Mary.Bloody Mary.' Bloody Mary... I KILLED YOUR SON' Is it the end for you tonight! YOU ARE NOW CURSED

We strongly advise you to send this email on. It is seriously NO JOKE. We don't want to see another life wasted. ITS YOUR CHOICE... WANNA DIE TONIGHT? If you send this email to...

NO PEOPLE - You're going to die.

1-5 PEOPLE - You're going to either get hurt or get the biggest fright of your life.

5-15 PEOPLE - You will bring your family bad luck and someone close to you will die.

15 -25 OR MORE PEOPLE - You are safe from Bloody Mary
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Rockincola Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey awesome job! I used your stock here. [link]
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JenniferMulkerrin Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
beautiful work! Have featured you here on my journal [link]
Have a great one!
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Lionsong Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your amazing photo has been feautred! [link] Please :+fav: the feature if you enjoy it. :heart:
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augenweide Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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Heartmaker Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I simply love the colours in this shot. I've waited since you uploaded it for a chance t view it on a fitting monitor so I can truly appreciate the intensity of it before commenting. The dark vignetting on the edges help make the shot a lot more dramatic (as if that's even necessary with colours like that). There's a lot of contrast in the foreground, and I'm guessing that's from the rain. I like the way some areas are very light, while others are very dark. The ground in the bottom left corner looks so muddy I have the strongest urge touch it. :lol:
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Marylith-MoonlightD Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
So dry landscape, but very beautiful <3
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
THAT is a place to be.
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bergamont27 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
incredible
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GRGreen Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Mind = blown.
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WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't want to critique this,just shut up and admire. :clap:
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
Killer. Way to stick it out. Mars-like shot.

aF
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Trashins Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great picture!
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deepresonance Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome image. WEll done.
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99thbone Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
an intensity forever admired -- the scene -- that creates what our imagination seeks -- later days
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VampireHaven Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
BEHOLD!! we HAVE landed on Mars! jk
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JeRoenMurre Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
Great shot!
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Leeloominai08 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
It is simply - beautiful.
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AppleSpirit Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your photography is just stunning..
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EvaggelosHagias Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
great!!!!
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333SunnyBunny Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing :D
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Crackin' foreground and awesome sunset man ! ;)
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Meema Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot! I trust you enjoyed your time on what looks like Mars. :)
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avalanchepark Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
sweet
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fistfulofneurons Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
MARS!
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loquaciousfool Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's gorgeous!! Well done :)
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snak Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Nice capture and love the duo-tone look!
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student General Artist
So pretty! Wonderful shot! :D I like the angle, and POV.
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Dang.
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Skeree Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
this is a really great shot!
and this reminds me of the Lion King...
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kidophobe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
amazing...
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Amazing colors here, I applaud you for managing what looks like a pain in the ass exposure, and the effort to get the shot. I love the patterns and textures in the foreground and how you can see in arch in the cracked pan.
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hougaard Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Actually wasn't that bad, there was so much 'fill light' thanks to the rain.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Ahh now I see how you were able to manage the light. I've had similar situations, but before I knew too much about exposure.
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O-Gosh Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
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dominique-merot Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Superb!
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SchwarzWieEbenholZ Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011   Photographer
Great. Love this.
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011   General Artist
Amazingly rich!
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o0oLUXo0o Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
:wow: love love love the red! :clap: great shot!
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oceaniclove Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Beautiful shot!
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
Incredible image. Well worth your efforts.
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j-ouroboros Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011   Photographer
Incredible. Wonderfully done.
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing pic! :)
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nainasamima Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist
:wow:
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