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The Graveyard by hougaard The Graveyard by hougaard
The iconic dead trees on the water's edge of the Theewaterskloof dam

5D II
16-35mm II

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DJBoraP Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
The clouds hole behind the center tree forms it's crown. :D
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dwth Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 82nd.:wave:
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julienpier Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Such a compelling shot!
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:icongva:
GVA Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009   Photographer
Very striking image!! :clap:
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PhotonPhreak Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
strange question: why are the trees dead if they are near a lake? Is it brackish?
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
not a natural lake. It was a forest area that was flooded by the dam many years ago
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:iconmutrus:
mutrus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Great!!!
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simon0108 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:#1:
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:iconpixel-def:
pixel-def Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009   Photographer
cooooooooooooooooool
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:iconflippinphil:
FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Hey hey :wave:

This has been featured in my journal here - [link]

Keep up the great work! :)
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MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009   Photographer

:wave:
This wonderful piece of art is featured in my journal: [link] :aww:
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:iconthehomeboy:
thehomeboy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Really good! Then again, you know I'm a sucker for B&W, so this one is a plus. :P
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:iconmrfenix:
MrFenix Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
that is simply an awesome shot!!!
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:iconmuratakan:
muratakan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Fotoğraflarınızı ilgiyle takip ediyorum diğerleri gibi buda çok güzel kutlarım...
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dana-martinez Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Ooh - way cool and dramatic! :wow:
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Really nice shot mate
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hougaard Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Thanks Andy
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:iconallanmemangallan:
allanmemangallan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
waw, perfect contrast :clap:
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TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, very nice
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TobiasRichter Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
looks great maybe you can unsharp the tree a bit
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LapinBlancFR Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Wow, incredible light ! Great W&B balance.
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:iconhhryah:
hhryah Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Fantastic natural lighting.
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:icongreenevans:
greenevans Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
the black and white really adds to the graveyard effect. the cloudy weather and the time of day with the rays shining though was perfect for this concept. beautifully done
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:iconkarloftus:
Karloftus Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Nicely done Meneer Hougaard. One of my favourites to come from you in a while. Very powerful composition and works magnificently as a BW.
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Dear-Nattie Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
absolutely gorgeous, its so epic and bold. <33
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:icontriplekill:
triplekill Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
soo bnice :D
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Yukkabelle Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
Awww :aww: I am so happy to see this wonderful photography. That makes some time now I look at all what you are posting and I was not really impressed until today :heart:
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snak Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Beautiful BW.
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james-dolan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The lighting is superb, good choice for black and white, adds more contrast and detail :) Great scene too.
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wilderBeest Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Baie, baie lekker. :) :+fav:
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Studio5 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
yea i love this one, one of your best easily
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:iconfredvl:
Fredvl Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
Nicely done, although its a bit oversharpened on the tree in the foreground. Just fix up the halo effect. Might just be the sized down version here on DevArt, just make sure its not showing up on the original one. Awesome location!
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hougaard Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Thanks...sal check. Ek dink dit het ingekom met die conversion van die verskillende tones. Sal sien hoe dit op print lyk
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stemness Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
I think this is one of ur best works. The theme, the composition, the lightening, the effect and the drama stand out in this one. It is rare to see where overexposing clouds can go smoothly and well with the photo. Great shot.
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XxBlackTearxX Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow....that is such an amazing shot!!! Fave fer sure!!!! :glomp:
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sloughmo Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Beautiful, hougaard
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Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
very lovely...perfect place for my ex to build her house far far away from me
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:iconxdaniel:
xdaniel Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   Photographer
simply amazing, great work! :clap:
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:iconfatalbite:
FatalBite Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   Photographer
You sure have a really varied nature over there.
Beautiful work once again. I wonder what this looks like in color :)
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AlexSatriani Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
lovely shot !!
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AmethistFlame Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   Photographer
An amazing composition to be sure. The spacing between the clouds over the tree make it almost appear to have leaves.
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sametimenxtyr Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
All is quite awesome.......the light however, blows me away!!! :iconbowplz: I've decided you could do this with a disposable camera!!! Thanks for giving me something to add to my :+fav:s!
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Existence-is-Futile Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
beautiful. The light shines through the clouds at the perfect angle in this, and the composition as a whole is amazing ^^
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mossawi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   Digital Artist
awesome
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:iconiavas:
Iavas Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great capture on the light rays! Fabulous pic.
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:iconmscrys:
MsCrys Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Great image. It reminds me a lot of where I live.
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Bloodlustsecrecy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The ray of sunlight looks like its going to shine on the tree to bring it life.. very pretty definetly gunna fav this
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photonig Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
More excellence. Nice one, Hougaard.
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
:wow: I'm getting a Marcus Adamus vibe from this, haha. Love that ray of sunlight coming through in the background. Excellent sharpness, and detail man, great job!! :clap: :+fav:
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hougaard Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
His work is the biggest inspiration and influence on my own photography :)
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