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Standing Strong by hougaard Standing Strong by hougaard
This image is very 'South Africa'. Taken on Calitzdorp's side of the Swartberg mountains close to where the pass comes down.

It's amazing that there w old aloes didn't sway the least bit in a 15 second exposure in strong wind. Unluckily there was a 8ft game fence through which I had to shoot, so composition wasn't optimal and it was about 5 degrees in a strong wind.

5D II
16-35 II
polarizer and 0.6 hard grad used.

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LunaMacato Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
However, i actually think it would be better if the bottom half was cropped out, because the top is beautiful and the bottom a bit bright.
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LunaMacato Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
I love the mountain/sky/trees combo at the very right hand top. It's just perfect
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FrozenWhisperx Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009   Photographer
in my opinion the foreground is too bright, infact i can see the transition between the sky and the ground in the mountain on the left, which is brighter at the bottom.
Anyway it's a very very nice image.

Niccolò
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Jazzhead Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Beautiful shot
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TW-Photo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot!
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dinshino Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
What's the name of that succulent growing like a tree? Is that some kind of aloe plant?
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hougaard Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Yip it's an aloe :) There are hundreds of variations in S.A...
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dinshino Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
fun
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Jazzhead Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Beautiful shot
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LRMHamilton Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful colors:)
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