Quiver Tree Forest


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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.
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Keywords: Quiver Tree Forest
Camera: D70
Lens and Filters: 12-24 DX Nikkor @ 12mm
Aperture: f/16
Shutterspeed: 1/15
Location: Keetmanshoop, Namibia
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Location: Kanab UT US
Sat 24-January-2009 08:18 Rating: 9 

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.

Location: TX US
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Thu 30-April-2009 02:34 Rating: 10 

Gorgeous color and detail. Good going.

Location: Los Angeles CA US
Posts: 1
Thu 28-January-2010 01:14 Rating: 10 

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. Smile

Fabulous work.

Location: plymouth MA US
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Sun 15-January-2012 12:22 Rating: 10 


Location: ON CA
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Sun 30-December-2012 09:07 Rating: 8 

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

Location: Brooklyn NY US
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Mon 07-January-2013 03:45 Rating: 10 


Location: IL US
Wed 20-November-2013 07:48 Rating: 9 

Very Nice!

Location: NH US
Sun 30-March-2014 02:32 Rating: 9 

Solid Composition and great use of natural light. Who needs expensive lighting equipment when natural light is better. Love the pic