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The classic scene associated with the Drakensberg - Cascades of the Tugela river with the Amphitheater in the background. If you don't have this shot, then you can't say you've photographed the Drakensberg!

Royal Natal National Park, Northern Drakensberg

5D II
Zeiss 18mm
Lee grad
B+W Kaesemann polarizer

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The cracked pans of the Tsaucheb Valley reflect the unbelievably intense orange glow caused by the last sunlight shining in below a summer rain storm.

While shooting this sunset I was on all fours because my body was all that I could use to shelter my camera from the rain. After about 90 minutes of shooting in the rain, the pan I had comfortably walked onto turned into a muddy playground that made walking a very slippery challenge. I've never seen such bright colours in my life...it was like seeing the world through a blood-red filter. The water reached Sossus the next day.

5D II
Zeiss 18mm
Blend of three shots

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The skies of the Free State in flaming sunset colours over the Van Reenen campsite in Golden Gate Highlands National Park

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Zeiss 18mm
Blend of 3 exposures

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Of the whole Sossusvlei experience, it's the scale of these dunes that impressed me the most. Something in the human psyche just refuses to accept that sand can be as massive as these dunes are. What me and my friend judged to be a 15 minute walk and maybe a 45-60 minute climb, turned out to be a 45 minute walk and a three hour climb. Doing that in 40+ degree heat is far from pleasant and just when you think you're almost there, the dunes give you a final blow. The last 5% to the crest is soft sand and at a very exhausting incline. For every 10 steps you take, you slide 9 back down...so you try and crawl up, but your hands start burning after 2 seconds in the sand. That last 5% took more mental endurance than the first 95%, but the view from the top was worth it...as you can see. We were hoping the storm front would come closer so we could get lightning strikes over the dunes as there had been the previous night, but it was not to be...



This is one of the highest dunes in the Sossuvlei dune sea and we didn't go the highest part of the spine in our 3 hour climb. The record for the quickest ascent of the highest dune is 45 minutes...

Tsaucheb Valley Dunes, Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia

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24-70mm
B+W kaesemann circular polarizer
Lee soft grad

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There's few experiences like the 45 degree heat of a Namibian Summer Day broken by isolated rain showers like these. This cloud built up in less than an hour and seemed to literally rain itself apart again in less than 20 minutes.

Kanaan Farm, Namibia

5D II
24-70mm
Stitch of two shots

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The Best landscape photographs are mostly taken in the so called 'golden hour' around sunset and sunrise, but every so often the skies pull out their absolute best cards and create scenes like these in the early afternoon. Such was the case on this March afternoon on the Northern rim of the Fish River Canyon.

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Zeiss 18mm
f/11
B+W Kaesemann circular polarizer

Hobas Plateau, Namibia

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The first stars appear in the darkening heavens of the Namib as the last colors of sunset fade to the West.

Kanaan Farm, Namib Rand, Namibia

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Zeiss 18mm
1 minute exposure @ f4 ISO1600

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Warm sunrise light dapples the valleys of Excelsior in beautiful colours

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Canon 24-70mm

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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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Long exposure blurs thunderclouds over the mountains of Excelsior and a dead Acacia tree standing in a dune street

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24-70mm
Lee grad
Lee big stopper

Excelsior Farm, Namib Rand, Namibia

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