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The Trees of Deadvlei by hougaard The Trees of Deadvlei by hougaard
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I doubt there is a landscape in Southern African that has been photographed as much as the trees of Deadvlei and if something has been photographed that much then I have no desire to photograph it.
Despite that, I found myself heading for deadvlei in January of 2011. Gate times at Sesriem aren't exactly accommodating towards photographers. They open 45-60 minutes before sunrise and then you have a 60 minute drive and a 20 minute walk to get to the dead trees...if you adhere to the speed limit within the park that is. If you don't then you can make it in time for first light on the Western Dunes, as we did on this morning. My two travel companions immediately started shooting the iconic trees, while I wandered further into the pan and found these water drainage patterns along the Eastern boundary. There were many patterns that resembled different shapes, but I liked this tree the most for it's symbolism of photographing a tree at deadvlei that no one had photographed before...

Deadvlei, Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia

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4otomax Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! Your photo was featured here.
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amarok2b Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3
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amarok2b Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Ah La Nature Est Bien Faite !!!!!!!!!!
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babugmunna Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Beauty of nature Save tree :)
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RedNihao Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are absolutely true :)
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FARTYTREEFROG Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
BLOODY HELL!!----is pretty awe inspiring---great shot
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:iconknited:
knited Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Its a tree! wow great
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:iconjoscos:
JosCos Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Absolutely love this photo, I feel as though it has some great symbolism behind it.
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Janek-Sedlar Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012   Photographer
:clap:
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ridstar Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Oh, my word. Wow. Ek en Constant was mos in Des Namibie toe. Wat 'n amazing land.
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ETandK Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
I don't think it matters how may times a famous subject has been photographed, look at the Dome in Ansel's work, never are any 2 images the same,

And you have just shown me an area which I was not aware of, so thanks for that,

I must get to Namibia some time...........................

Cheers

ET
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YineJubby Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Wow, this is amazing!


I find it hard to find something to do or photography that nearly no one already did... This picture really is more than just a photo. ♥
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carmeleon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012   Photographer
This really is incredible, great job!
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:iconporbital:
porbital Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   Photographer
I featured another one to [link]
Thanks,

Pete
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psyfre Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Congrats on Earth Shots :dance:
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bergamont27 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
wow.
i'm stunned
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essencestudios Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
wow!:wow: very cool! :clap:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, you have been re-featured in my Weekly Feature Article.
For more details about how this feature works feel free to check the "About Features" section in my journal.
Here is the complete Feature and News Article List, you might find other works of yours in there.
Have a nice day :huggle:
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amandas-sketches Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured [link]
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luethy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolut stunning and breathtaking
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leilani-m Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
I love this, great symbolic :)
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hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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ificantflyletmesing Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. I love this!
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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ificantflyletmesing Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem :)
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hougaard, this is my new all time favorite from you!
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hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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UNexperienced Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
i never saw similar scene form there! So U have big + by me:)
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hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Beautiful shot Hougaard, well seen and nicely composed.
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Thanks Andy. I'd love to see what you produce at this place.
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grodpro Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
I never saw anything like it. Never heard of the trees even. I would have been happy to chance upon this one though. The light well captures a very nice full tonal range photograph.
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hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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artbyclarabellafaire Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
love love love the concept!
it's beautiful to look at a photograph that challenges your mind;
and this one most certainly does.

I quite enjoy the variety of elements in this,
it makes for something possible to stare at for hours.
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hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very, very cool!
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
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CarolineCherry Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
Gorgeous capture :)
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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Nautical05 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Hey this is where Singh fillmed some of the movie The Fall.

Beautiful!
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011   Photographer
this is compltely amazing
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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Bandar-Aljaber Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
wow

Very good
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Fantastic. :-)
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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Annabelle-Chabert Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011   Photographer
:wow: It really looks like a tree !!! Great photo and incredible place !
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Thank you :)
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