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Stellenbosch mountain last night...

I'm not going to answer every 2nd person's OMG WHO DIED questions. Nobody dead. A few buildings that burned down but nothing serious.

5D mk II
17-40mm

15s
F5.6

ISO800 exposure for the brightest part of the orange
ISO3200 for fg and stars

The noise is pretty damn unbelievable. In the shadows above the helipad it's quite bad but the oranges are damn smooth!

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Astranat Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
what does that (H) mean? :)
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Simili84 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hopefully no vinyards were destroyed, I love Stellenboch wines! :sad:

:)
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6NAKED6AMBITION6 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Stunning..i'd love to take photos of a raging fire like this..but of course with no one in danger.
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Phoenix-61 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Was this last year? :) Yeah, right? :( I've only ever seen the Table Mountain burnings :(
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duckmiesta Featured By Owner May 28, 2009   Photographer
Oh wow, look at that light..
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ta9mem Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Photographer
on fire :omg:
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kushtrim1 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
And I thought It's a photo-montage!!!

Incredible shot!! Simply AMAZING!
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DJBoraP Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I love it how the focus at first goes to the "H" in front but then you see what's going on actually. Good work! :+fav:
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mr-sarcastic1984 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wow thats an amazing shot :+fav:
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:icon99thbone:
99thbone Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
nature's power -- is something admired -- later days
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otas32 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
For a moment I was like: hell of a watermark "H"ougaard! hehe
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:iconlucidfate:
lucidfate Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
epic shot, brings back memories of home and all the hikes taken through those mountainas
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KnockMeOut Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING, this is so beautiful!
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alexnnn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
featured: [link]
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indy07-cz Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
No comment ;-)
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Adriaan-DeJongh Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Student
pff that's not looking good... well... the picture is but the mountain isn't :D Did any of your belongings burn?
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woopidoo2 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
I've featured this photo in my journal: [link] :)
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Beta9 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009   Photographer
wow, another breathtaking shot
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ironmanbr Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Featured: [link]
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foureyes Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Magical :+fav:...................:worship:
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hougaard Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
:)
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shebeast2 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
tragic bt terrific at the same time
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dwth Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 58th .:wave:
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crazyman143 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
epic shot
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Punk-Lives-On Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
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Ohmygosh, this is absolutely wonderful.
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TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, that's amazing!!
looks almost surreal
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solefield Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible! I love the clarity of the colors... the way it goes from the dark sky, to the bright yellow. Just amazing. :nod:
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cschoeps Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Impressive!
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constantmeiring Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
holy shit.

awesome.
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ridstar Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Whooaaahh! AWESOME shot. Nicely, nicely captured. En sies vir jou. Ekke kon nie shots neem nie want my CF card het gekak... UGHHH. Maar hierdie shot is awesome. Jissie, dit lyk soos die apocalypse. :)
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hougaard Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
haha ai. dis hoekom mens meer as 1 moet he:) het jou al gesien by die academy maar ek is maar skaam tussen al die emos
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ridstar Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Haha, al die emos ... en indie mense en mense met hulle hoedjies (uugh). Whaddya mean jys skaam tussen emos?! They're the ones wat hulle polse afkou omdat hulle lewe 'n black abyss is en met niemand wil praat nie. Ons derde jaars (die SES van ons wat fotografie swot lol) het net een projek vir die hele jaar.. and I'm doing landscape stuff. Sal aan jou deur kom klop or something :D heh
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ironmanbr Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Amazing!! :clap: :clap:
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Mish00 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
perfect shot but sad :(
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Virtuoso27-10 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
Great shot.
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CrisisCorps Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009   Photographer
excellent shot.
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:iconwerol:
werol Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice indeed.
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Deathcomes4u Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Its like Adelaide, only with mountains.
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cyclohexatriene Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
wow.
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kumbhdesign Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
nice sunrise color's u have put
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Freundly-Giant Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
OMG WHO DIED? Wait... DON'T answer that...
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
Crazy! I thought it was just another amazing sunset but thats:wow:
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serrth Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009   Interface Designer
Wow, amazing colors, great contrast.

Very intense shot too! Definitely gives it an 'awe' effect. :)
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Tuve Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
perfectly amazing! :worship:
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austinboothphoto Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, cool. Its different but really cool. I like that you can see the stars in the sky behind the flames and the contrast between the orange and blue. Personally I find the helipad a little distracting from the real beauty of this photo, the fire in the background. I think cropping the helipad out and making it a panorama might improve the composition.
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Plot-Chick Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, nice picture!!
I think it's really amazing that you can still see so many stars so close to an inferno. :D
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grifkuba Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
nice, looks volcanic.
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armorformysleep Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
beautiful :} i love the stars, and the dark blue with the bright yellow.
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caitlin-may Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
A stunning capture.
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