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I am passionate, if not fanatic, about the Namib Desert in Namibia. It stretches along the coast of Namibia and is frequented daily by fog coming in from the Atlantic ocean in the afternoons and rolling out again in the mornings mostly accompanied by strong winds. This results in the most extraordinary light effects and an almost supernatural glow and always changing horizontal highlights. A mountain can be almost black at one moment and then glowing white the next moment. This also goes for the sand dunes, we have almost scarlet dunes in the south, beige ones in the middle and almost white ones in the north and always the play of fog and light. To those in a hurry the Namib desert will appear grey and desolate but for the sensitive and patient viewer it will unfold itself into the most uplifting scenery ranging from sublime subtleties to dramatic colour highlights. A most rewarding subject for those that are prepared to wait !
I have just changed from my very beloved Nikon F100 to digital Nikon D 700. At this stage I do not work on my photographs with Photoshop or similar programmes and submit the photographs as they were taken.

All my work has an "ALL RIGHTS RESERVED"copyright.

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  • E. haamel E. haamel , 28.07.15

    thank you for the comment !!!!!!

  • Sue Thompson Sue Thompson , 28.07.15

    Hello Cathy, you tell me that you have not had the usual winter storms, well I ave to tell you that we have not really had much summer here in our small corner of the UK. The weather all the world over seems to be in a turmoil with itself. Let us hope that one day it will be right again.
    You take care... and keep your car door shut when the wind blows :)))

    Best wishes

  • José Fernandes De Andrade José Fernandes De Andrade , 27.07.15

    Glad you like the Wall image, appreciated Cathy.
    Went through your portfolio, impressive, of course the image Last light
    call my attention as I have one with the same tittle but taken in Dubai.
    Best regards.

  • MA-Photography MA-Photography , 12.07.15

    well done... great images you show ...

  • lara zanarini lara zanarini , 09.07.15

    grazie per il commento

  • Bernd Tolksdorf Bernd Tolksdorf , 09.07.15

    Hallo Cathy, lieben Dank und einen schönen Tag wünsche ich Dir.
    LG Bernd

    Auf der Wiese Auf der Wiese Bernd Tolksdorf 08.07.15 22

  • Jürg Scherrer Jürg Scherrer , 04.07.15

    Plumbago Plumbago Jürg Scherrer 28.06.15 32

    Liebe Cathy -
    recht herzlichen Dank für Deinen Besuch und für die sehr nette Anmerkung, die mich natürlich sehr freut. Wünsch Dir ein feines und entspanntes Wochenende (hier ist es momentan sehr warm.....). Viele liebe Grüsse.

  • JWG-Photography JWG-Photography , 30.06.15

    Vielen Dank Karhy für Dein LOB zu>>>
    Gelbe Kletterrose Gelbe Kletterrose JWG-Photography 22.06.15 16
    Ich hoffe, es geht Dir gut. glG Jochen

  • paul blieden paul blieden , 26.06.15

    Thank you for comment on my Camargue horse image !!

  • Sonja Grunbauer Sonja Grunbauer , 24.06.15

    thanks for the info Cathy. I also thought it would have been ± 5 Km. It really looks beautiful and I just imagine it on a wall. Panoramic. Have you ever thought about doing something like that and selling images in Namibia? On Canvas. Very fashionable here. I am selling mine here at markets in Cape Town area. Started actually only this year. It is so much fun. Also meeting new faces. and of course selling ;-)
    greets Sonja

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