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The Namib Rand by hougaard The Namib Rand by hougaard
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I had visited Namibia twice on holiday prior to starting photography and it never really impressed me that much. The thing that triggered a desire to photograph the country of dunes and grass was a photo in a book by Jean du Plessis. The photo was of a large old Acacia tree on a grass slope that gently descended into a low lying valley where the grass ended against red stone hills.

Almost two and half years later I was standing in front of that tree waiting for the sun to rise. Watching the transition of light and color in a crystal clear sky as an ocean of grass swayed to a warm morning breeze is my fondest memory of Namibia. I experienced on that morning what Jean's photo had communicated to me. Hopefully my image of this scene will communicate that same message to viewers.

Linhof Technorama 617s
Schneider Kreuznach 90mm f/5.6
Velvia100

Kanaan Farm
Namibia

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ihamo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Fascinating :D
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Absicola Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! :wow:
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mst-photography Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wide open land.
Very great.
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natureblue Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
I love the softness of the tone. It makes it standout from the usual glaring sunrise photos. :)
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gokhanproject Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
nice work good colors and tones.
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LovesNatureDigital Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Great gallery.
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augenweide Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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ThisWomanWanders Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
I'm in love with this. Made my day better just to see it. :)
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da-phil Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
congratulations! your outstanding work has been added to the Featured Gallery of #panoramicshot
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Aguswu Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Great image.
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