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    Namibia

    Hello everyone,

    This is my first post on this forum... fingers crossed x

    These were taken while on holiday in Namibia. What a great holiday with some amazing experiences and views!! These are two of my favourites. Hopefully I captured them well enough. Your comments would be very welcome.

    Thanks, Mel

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    Hi Mel,

    They look good to me

    Welcome to CiC - great to have you with us!

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    Very nice mel, welcome to CiC.

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    Re: Namibia

    Nice capture Mel... I like both .Thanks for sharing

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    Wow I love both.

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    Hi Mel,

    That's a good start with two nice shots, can I uncross my fingers yet?

    That sounds a bit bland and not very helpful to you, there's really nothing identifiably/obviously wrong with them.

    They could do with being bigger for better enjoyment and more detailed analysis, although even then, I'm not sure there will be much to suggest for improvement. I can't see any EXIF data when here as an attachment.

    If you were intersting in posting bigger (very optional), I'd suggest using the TinyPic method available in the "Go Advanced" dialog to potentially solve both problems.

    Anyways, welcome to the CiC forums from ....

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    Re: Namibia

    I spent two weeks in Namibia and would go back tomorrow You have certainly captured it for me.

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    Hi Mel - Nice shots - where exactly are they from.The first looks like Damarland and the second might be en route to Etosha. I've been several times to Namibia, several years ago and most of my shots are on film. I think I'm going to have to get the scanner out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    Hi Mel - Nice shots - where exactly are they from.The first looks like Damarland and the second might be en route to Etosha. I've been several times to Namibia, several years ago and most of my shots are on film. I think I'm going to have to get the scanner out!

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    Hi David

    The sunrise was at the Naukluft Park gate near Sesriem, it was very early in the morning and the sun was just coming up as we were waiting to get our passes into the reserve.

    The other one is somewhere between Palmwag and Etosha. We drove via Kamanjab but I'm not sure exactly where along the route this was.

    Yes, get your scanner out!

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    Hi Dave

    Thanks for the tip. I think I've worked it out now

    This one was taken on the road to Spitzkoppe from Swakop. It was boiling hot and dry where we were but in the distance it was raining. The 2nd picture is the view from the same place but in the opposite direction.

    Namibia


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    Quote Originally Posted by melikarish View Post
    Hi Dave

    Thanks for the tip. I think I've worked it out now
    To take advantage, I'd suggest not downsizing quite so much, make them 1024 or 1200 wide if landscape orientation like these.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Namibia

    Mel - This may end up as a "post your Namibia shots here" thread. Here are a couple or so of mine.

    Namibia

    Namibia

    Namibia

    Namibia

    These are all from the region between the Hochland near Windhoek en route to Swakopmund. I was on a horse riding safari. Unfortunately, my horse fell near the end of the journey, I was injured and couldn't continue. I got to know Swakopmund very well indeed waiting with a strapped up arm for a plane to fly me out.

    Incidentally, in the first of your second pair you see what appears to be rain falling from the clouds. You probably know this having been to the country, but the rain almost never reaches the ground. It re-evaporates as it travels through the hot and relatively thin atmosphere. I always think of Namibia as "the land God made in anger" and that the people who live there are amongst the toughest in the world with the arid conditions to which they are subjected.

    On an off chance, if you went on a organised tour, did you meet Uli? You'll know who I mean if you did.

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    Re: Namibia

    Fantastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by melikarish View Post
    Hello everyone,


    gate-park-near-sesriem.jpg
    I personally like this one. The lighting is just great. It was a dramatic scene.

    Mark

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    Re: Namibia

    Welcome.....very nice shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post

    On an off chance, if you went on a organised tour, did you meet Uli? You'll know who I mean if you did.
    Hey! yours are fantastic you got the lighting exactly right. I've gone a bit green with envy.

    I'm really bad at remembering names but I don't think we met Uli, not unless he's the guy with Wild Dogs who does that flashy african handshake.

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    Re: Namibia

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    To take advantage, I'd suggest not downsizing quite so much, make them 1024 or 1200 wide if landscape orientation like these.

    Cheers,
    Ok on my third go I will get it right?!


    These are my last two favourites all taken in Etosha.


    This one is the Etosha pan (with water in it!)

    Namibia



    And this is just a good old thorn tree.

    Namibia



    Oh and I like this one too.

    Namibia


    and this very last one. This was quite a hair raising experience... We were towing a trailer and our guide Tafi was edging closer and closer as the rhino walked towards us, until we were less than about 20 metres away. The rhino was starting to stamp his foot and to me it looked like he was getting ready to charge. So Tafi switched the car off and told us to keep very still and quiet. To get away he would have had to start the car first and then drive off along the road in front of the rhino! "Luckily" some noisy Brits with the radio blaring drove up behind us and the rhino decided the fun was over.


    Namibia


    I promise those are the last favourites.

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    Re: Namibia

    Quote Originally Posted by melikarish View Post
    Ok on my third go I will get it right?!
    Hi Mel,

    Yup, that's the ticket

    Nice pictures, well worth seeing bigger.

    Only comments I'd make are the zebra's background is a little over-exposed and I might have cropped the Rhino 10-15% more from the left, just so s/he wasn't so central.

    A memorable trip though I'm sure, especially with Tafi doing that

    Cheers,

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    Absolute crackers Mel - very evocative. Seeing the Etosha Pan with water in it must have been really special. When I was there it was as dry as a bone. In fact I think I must have stood where you took that shot - I remember a low rise in the distance just as in that shot. The thorn tree brings back memories as well (maybe an extra bit of exposure on the leaves?). Great rhino shot - whatever the guide may have said, rhinos generally won't charge unless they have a calf with them. We drove alongside one for about 10- 15 minutes as it grazed with no problems. Their eyesight is very poor and they think jeeps are another type of animal.

    Cheers

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    I have not been to Africa but, from many images there seems to be a certain quality about the light around sunset that is special. Is that my imagination?

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