The shot was taken near Keetmanshoop, Namibia, around sunset. I used both my new D70 and 12-24 DX Nikkor @ 12mm, 1/15 sec and f/16. The camera was supported by a Gitzo tripod with Markins ballhead. I also used the remote control to fire the shutter. The image was directly converted from NEF, white balance was unchanged. No color corrections were done, only some slight levels adjustments and usm.
Dutchman with a camera can be an awesome combination. Nice job. Looks like you got yourself a real nice lens to work with. Have fun.
rDubya Location: TX US Posts: 2
Fri 1-May-2009 00:34
Gorgeous color and detail. Good going.
Port80 Location: Los Angeles CA US Posts: 1
Thu 28-January-2010 23:14
What a stunning composition. In the 6 1/2 x 4 1/2" view on my monitor, it looks like it could be a painting. The clouds are worthy of a portrait by themselves.
valkillmore Location: plymouth MA US Posts: 4
Sun 15-January-2012 22:22
g28101952 Location: ON CA Posts: 1
Mon 31-December-2012 07:07
The photo reminded me of the 'Dutch Angle' -no pun intended. Used extensively on film, it provides views away from horizontal. The tree bark on the foreground seems to do this, away from the viewer.
Composition is, befitting of a prize winner, outstanding. May I be so bold as to ask the time length required to scout/find/compose such a photograph?
Congratulations, Mr Van Oosten