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Stellenbosch Autumn by hougaard Stellenbosch Autumn by hougaard
Another shot from last week. A pano of 2 images. In the full res you can actually identify a Volkswagen Polo parked under the one tree:D

Excuse the watermark, I wanted to post it in a size that can be appreciated, but I'm not taking chances.

5D mk II
16-35

Simonsberg,Stellenbosch, South Africa

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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Epic watermarks to go with an epic image. This one really is spectacular, great job.

Alex
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MB-Photo Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Stunning HDR, i live near here
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KevinGerardDesign Featured By Owner May 21, 2009   Digital Artist
really a very nice one
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:iconsloughmo:
sloughmo Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Beautiful scene hougaard, great marbley sky and subtle tones. It's nice to see this from you :thumbsup:
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:iconridstar:
ridstar Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
Stunning man!!
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:iconattieafrica:
attieAFRICA Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
Ek mis skelmbos :(
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
:)
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:iconbogdanepure:
BogdanEpure Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The usual: awesome! :)
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
Gorgeous capture here. I really like the darker surroundings together with the intens sky, it brings a good contrast and helps bring more focus and interest to the scene itself I think.

Nice one!

/rob
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
thanks man:)
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:iconrocqua:
rocqua Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
beautifull, and that's not a word i use a lot.
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:iconk-boyd-photography:
K-Boyd-Photography Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
Fabulous colours, great shot of a beautiful place :clap:
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LRMHamilton Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
What a wonderful glow the sky gives to the land!:)
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:iconwerol:
werol Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
great
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:iconhhryah:
hhryah Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
Beautiful detail and composition! Lovely colors, too.
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:iconldfranklin:
LDFranklin Featured By Owner May 6, 2009   Photographer
Oh my goodness! Love those colors!
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:iconleowritten:
LeoWritten Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
I love your work!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Really nicely done, that's a great location and I think this is your best capture of it. Nice work matey
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CrisisCorps Featured By Owner May 5, 2009   Photographer
beautiful shot
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lonlyXcupcake13 Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
And my boyfriend says that there is nothing beautiful about South Africa! I think you proved him wrong. stunning! :+fav:
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
haha it's hard to see past all the murder, theft and rape, but it is a country of amazing natural beauty
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lonlyXcupcake13 Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
yeah.. i can understand that.. USA isn't too much better.. and all the natural beauty is being destroyed.. which is why i want to be a nature photographer XD
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bunia131 Featured By Owner May 5, 2009   Photographer
amazing...
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:icontzub:
tZuB Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
those colors are unreaaal!!:O :O wooow!
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:iconraxm:
raxm Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Great shot! Stellenbosch is amazing!
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:iconthetopcrusader:
thetopcrusader Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
So calm and peaceful - not only does the sky look beautiful, but the dark peak is such a nice contrast.
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somebody-from-prague Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
really nice ... but beware of center composition
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WCSallySally Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
The photo gods smile upon you! Great sky, great light, great shot!
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:iconroodsj2000:
roodsj2000 Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Beautiful!
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yasir2007 Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
wow O_O
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GuyWilliam Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
It's a well done stitch ,I wouldn't think it would be a panorama ,and your watermark is fine it's quite subtle but not so subtle that it becomes ineffective ,I've seen alot worse on DA .
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AdriCherryBlossom Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Student Photographer
wow amazing shot!
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Brettc Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
very nice, great work ..
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TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing, simply amazing
you live in an amazing part of the world
that mountain just dominates the photo, and the colours in the sky are stunning
great shot!!
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner May 4, 2009   Photographer
Very impressive Hougaard except there is something very strange happening in the cetre of the sky a light coloured circle thing and another light patch underneath that, possibly where the stitch occurred. Any idea what this is?
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
weird cloud thing. I noticed it while I was shooting:)
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Photographer
Another great shot from this location. That's at least 2 now. :-P

aF
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hougaard Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
:) amazing location, the whole mountain is surrounded in 8ft electric fences, some of the most expensive viticulture real estate in the world!
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
Hmm good thing you shoot from that far away ;-) You could put together a calendar from this location alone!

aF
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HexUmacabre Featured By Owner May 4, 2009   Photographer
amazing! Love your work very inspiring
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Photographer
Stunning shot mate!
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VincerePhotography Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Hello there!

Did you use any filters to get the sky and ground so evenly lighted? Or is this HDR?

Thanks in advance!
Wes
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
manually blended hdr...
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:iconhexumacabre:
HexUmacabre Featured By Owner May 4, 2009   Photographer
most likely HDR -- panorama's usually are. But i could be wrong. :) otherwise hope your having a good day.
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:iconiwz:
iwz Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
Doesn't look like and HDR to me? Hougaard would have specified if that was the case.
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:iconhexumacabre:
HexUmacabre Featured By Owner May 7, 2009   Photographer
mmm very true, maybe a neutral density filter.. otherwise a polarization filter.. that would just be my guess. Otherwise the scene looked perfectly like that and he captured it so :)
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:iconrocqua:
rocqua Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
more probably a manual exposure blend.
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:iconiwz:
iwz Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
or both...
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Girolamo Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
im in aweeeeeeeeeee
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SpunkOnAStick Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Writer
Amazing detail in your work!
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