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The Namib by hougaard The Namib by hougaard
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After outdriving and shooting a monster stormcell in the Tsaucheb valley all afternoon, the storm headed Southwards into the dune sea just a few km short of the Sossusvlei 4x2 parking lot and I headed into the cracked pans to get ready for sunset. The magical recipe of geographical circumstances at Sossus did what I knew it would and the sun dipped in below the cloud cover briefly illuminating the dunes in blood-red light and painting a partial rainbow in the storm. I've experienced a lot of amazing sunsets in my life, but the location of this was one was just too good to be true and I all I could utter was a few laughs of disbelief.

Tsaucheb Valley Dunes, Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia

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Given 2011-10-05
Simply magical probably says it all!

The Namib by ~hougaard ( Suggested by GraphiteColours and Featured by Anoya )
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JustinGSinclair Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Photographer
Wow, this is very good!
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MaddLouise Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: Hey I featured this fantastic piece in my journal here: [link] I hope you don't mind! :lol:
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NanisKa Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
:jawdrop:
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so perfect in every way! Light,colors,setting, and so much more! Intense and so Beautiful!!
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SharonLeggDigitalArt Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Featured [link]
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augenweide Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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Subspaces Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Love the colors and atmosphere. Amazing shot! <3
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Tomaxbe Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Very nice picture hougaard ! i wonder if there was somewere a high res picture of this , i would love it
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flyashy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
freakin unbelievable!
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bp2007 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Featured here: [link]

Thank you for being part of the PhotographyUniverse.
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok, this one is pretty sick as well :)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Astonishing shot mate....really wonderful capture
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Anoya Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011   Photographer
Hi!

I wanted to let you know that you've been featured in the APN Daily Deviations - October 2011 News Article! :hug:
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hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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Anoya Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011   Photographer
Welcome! =)
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SonjaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
Fabulous in every way!
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hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011   Photographer
I find that many shots of these kinds of landscapes end up very dull; not really much of a focal point and you tend to get lost in it. But you have done exactly the opposite, the texture of the ground is captured in beautiful detail and leads the eye very well to the mountains in the background. Outstanding work. :)
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hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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Jazzhead Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Beautiful shot
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011   General Artist
very nice shot :)
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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neOn-cOokie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing! =]
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Thanks Ashlee :)
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Trashins Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot!
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
thank you very much :)
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Jazzhead Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Amazing capture
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
thank you very much :)
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one-river Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Just awsome!
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
thank you very much :)
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Langue-Skulptur Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Oh my god it looks like a different planet! I'm in awe
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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oceaniclove Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Very nice image
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
My pleasure! :hug:
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jorobins Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
Wow- amazing reds!
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Thank you:)
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inmymind81 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Thank you:)
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IsabellaNY Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
All of a sudden, I find myself on MARS ;-) Can anyone explain how this happened ... ? :D
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
haha
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feltrim Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
astounding
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Thank you:)
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ambientcosmos Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Timeless Beauty
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Thank you:)
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! Your work is featured here: [link]
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Thank you:)
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