Dune on Fire | Sossusvlei | Canvas Prints | Wall Art

Dune on Fire | Sossusvlei | Canvas Prints | Wall Art

Sometimes photography is about being in the right place at the right time. I call this "opportunistic photography". This was one of those situations. A wind/sand storm was blowing. I stopped the car about 1km in front of Dune 45. I took out my longest lens ,600mm. This gave me a wonderful perspective of the Dune.  The dune seemed as it was on fire, as the red Namib sand was whipped into a frenzy. I could only get a handful of photos as the sand was stinging my arms and face. But I was satisfied I had captured that wonderful moment. Later on I returned after the winds had subsided and the dune was cleansed and unblemished. I made a wonderful monochrome photograph called Dune45, light and shadow. It indeed turned out to be a serendipitous afternoon.

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Deadvlei  | Old Trees | Canvas Prints |  Wall Art 

Deadvlei | Old Trees | Canvas Prints | Wall Art 

Landscape Print of Ancient Trees and Dunes, Deadvlei pan, Namibia

Fact  : By Bill Torbitt

"Nearly a thousand years ago, the Tsauchab River, which used to feed the vlei as well as the better-known Sossusvlei, diverted its course, leaving Dead Vlei literally high and dry.

The once fairly plentiful water supply that fed the camel-thorn trees growing in the pan ceased, the clay floor of the vlei set like a sheet of concrete, and the trees died and dried out.

The vlei is not entirely dead though – some small plants survive from the moisture carried in by morning mist"

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Sossusvlei Sand Storm

Sossusvlei Sand Storm

Fine Art Landscape Print of Sossusvlei

Fact : Namibian tourism 

"With tree skeletons, hundreds of years old, lost in the middle of the desert, it’s little wonder Deadvlei has been nominated as the 8th Wonder of the World" 

 

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Witsands Rolling Dunes

Witsands Rolling Dunes

Beautiful Landsape Peint of Rolling Dunes of White Sands with clouds

This image was taken late one morning while walking through the white dunes of Witsands in the Western Cape. It had been overcast but that changed quite suddenly when a cold front blew in from the west. The clouds became dark and ominous. Every now and then the sun would filter through the clouds illuminating the dunes. 

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Karoo Koppie & Clouds | Tankwa | Fine Art Canvas

Karoo Koppie & Clouds | Tankwa | Fine Art Canvas

A Koppie sits in the vast landscape of the Karoo covered by clouds

 The name Karoo comes from a Khoi word, thought to mean Land of Thirst.

Fact;Journeys by design 

"Classified as semi-desert, The Great Karoo is in fact a conglomerate of habitats, of mountain, savannah, grassland and desert, the so-called Nama and Succulent Karoos. The Succulent Karoo occupies the western third of the Great Karoo. The Nama Karoo, South Africa’s second largest biome, straddles much of the country’s central plateau. Both game reserves, Samara and Mount Camdeboo, are located along the eastern flank (in the Eastern Cape) of the Nama Karoo, where it’s predominantly desert characteristics - shrub lands, poor quality limestone soils - are partially broken up by proximity of the Sneuberg Mountains."

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Karoo Landscape Art | Panoramic | Fine Art Print

Karoo Landscape Art | Panoramic | Fine Art Print

The Karoo holds a special place in my heart,.Its huge wide open arid grasslands and big open skies brings a peaceful solitude that our souls need to reconnect to nature

Kubu Island | Baobab | Canvas Prints | Wall Art

Kubu Island | Baobab | Canvas Prints | Wall Art

Kubu is a mystical island that rises out of an ocean-less salt pan. It is a harsh arid environment and one would not expect to see an island of rocks covered in ancient gnarled baobab tress. These Baobabs are thousands of years old and their eerily mis shaped bodies causes ones inner most imagination to run amok.  

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