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cathy Blatt

World Member, Windhoek

About me

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.

Comments 873

  • Jürgen Kopelke 05/03/2017 21:18

    Hey Cathy. Ganz lieben Dank für Deine Anmerkung zum einem Nebelbild in der Wüste. Wir hatten wirklich Glück, denn nach da 10 Minuten war vom Nebel nichts mehr zu sehen. LG Jürgen
  • Ronald Hofmann 04/12/2017 10:52

    Danke für Deinen netten Kommentar auf mein Mosambik-Foto, das hat mich sehr gefreut !
  • Marlis Knoppien 04/07/2017 11:33

    Danke Cathy. Ich wuensche Dir alles Gute fuer Deinen Hund - und Dich, natuerlich. Wir vermissen unsere Nina immer noch sehr. LG Marlis
  • markkeville 04/04/2017 12:08

    Thankyou for your comment on "the cheviot" some weeks ago. I have been in new zealand for a few weeks - and out of email contact. The Cheviot is such a bland, low, plateau of a hill - that it needs clouds, or something, to give it interest. It is, nonetheless, the highest hill on the border between england and scotland - mark.
  • Sonja Grünbauer 03/22/2017 12:28

    easy, send me your mail address. 2 images on top of one
    Sonja Grünbauer
    gr Sonja
  • Sonja Grünbauer 03/22/2017 10:58

    hab dank Cathy. André Clements gab vor kurzem ein Talkshow in Belleville. Er kommt aus Pretoria...Er macht solche Bilder. VG Sonja
    VAWF in Cape Town
    VAWF in Cape Town
    Sonja Grünbauer
  • alexander stefanatos 03/20/2017 20:34

    Dear Cathy,
    I'm sure bying a new camera doesn't have much to do with age, only with...pocket!
    Anyway, D700 is a great tool.It has never let me down.
    be always fit and enjoy
  • markkeville 03/07/2017 13:46

    In honour of your exertions taking pictures of those great sanddunes in namibia - i will upload one or two pictures of dunes near where I live. Nature is a curious thing - mark
  • Sanddüne 02/26/2017 9:47

    thanks a lot for your comments
    Regards Claudia
  • markkeville 02/19/2017 11:56

    Thankyou for your kind comment on my picture
  • r.ettl 02/17/2017 9:09

    Habe heute wieder viele wunderschöne Bilder in deiner Galerie entdeckt.
    Nur Aufnahme mit Köcherbäumen fehlen noch.
    K Ö C H E R B Ä U M E
    K Ö C H E R B Ä U M E
  • Sonja Grünbauer 12/28/2016 8:14

    thank you so much. Normally winter time we have these rather dark clouds around. Hope you had a great Christmas. Now its time again to wish you a happy and fun kick start into the New Year~ Greets Sonja
    dicke Wolken
    dicke Wolken
    Sonja Grünbauer
  • Riff 11/24/2016 19:17

    Hallo Cathy,
    vielen herzlichen Dank für Deine nette Anmerkung.
    LG und wünsche Dir noch einen angenehmen Abend,
  • nicola figliuolo 11/22/2016 15:45

    Thank you very much Kathy!
    Essenze...  di Terra Madre  (Basilicata 2016)
    Essenze... di Terra Madre (Basilicata 2016)
    nicola figliuolo
  • Riff 11/20/2016 11:43

    Hallo Cathy,
    ein herzliches Dankeschön für Deine nette Anmerkung.
    Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Sonntag !
    LG Riff
  • r.ettl 11/20/2016 8:37

    Danke für deine Anmerkung.
    War gestern nicht ganz korrekt. Ich meinte den Namib Huib Plateau Park. Der ist südlich von Aus. Von dort sind auch ein paar Bilder in meiner Gallerie.
    Lg. Rudi
  • r.ettl 11/19/2016 12:02

    Danke für deinen Kommentar.
    In deiner Bildergallerie sind wirklich viele wunderschöne Aufnahmen über Namibia. Da bekommt man wieder richtig Reiselust.
    Kommendes Jahr werde ich vielleicht auch wieder mal nach Namibia kommen.
    Sicherlich kennst du auch den Namib-Rand-Park südlich von Aus. Ein Bekannter von mir koordiniert hier den Parkaufbau und voraussichtlich machen wir hier wieder ein paar schöne Touren.
    LG. Rudi

    Die Wüste blüht
    Die Wüste blüht
  • Riff 11/19/2016 10:29

    Hallo Cathy,
    ganz herzlichen Dank für Deine freundlichen Kommentare !
    Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Tag !
    LG Riff
  • Mauro Borbey 11/18/2016 14:11

    grazie mille Cathy
    ciao mauro
    Première neige 2
    Première neige 2
    Mauro Borbey
  • Sonja Grünbauer 11/17/2016 17:50

    thank you Cathy for the visit. Greets from Cape Town/Somerset West. Sonja
    Towers somewhere in Cape Town
    Towers somewhere in Cape Town
    Sonja Grünbauer
  • Emilio Sirletti 11/15/2016 12:36

    la tanière
    la tanière
    Emilio Sirletti

    Grazie per il bel commento.
    Ciao, Emilio
  • Emilio Sirletti 11/11/2016 15:54

    la mer, le soleil et le bateau
    la mer, le soleil et le bateau
    Emilio Sirletti

    Grazie per il gradito commento.
    Ciao, Emilio
  • giorgio busignani 11/06/2016 9:48

    Hello Cathy the D800 is an excellent camera but on the years! Better the D810 more powerful and fast !!!
  • alexander stefanatos 11/05/2016 20:56

    Hi Cathy, I sent my letter again to you, few minutes ago, to your personal e-mail. I hope it is already in your hands. Ask me anything more you want any time.
    Have a pleasant week end
  • giorgio busignani 11/05/2016 12:56

    Incerta è la vita...
    Incerta è la vita...
    giorgio busignani

    Thank you Cathy. Namibia in the heart: its peace, its beauty, its wildlife, its timeless harmony. I remember with pleasure the hour before sunset and the wonderful feeling of being connected with the entire Universe. Best wishes to your magical land :)

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Nikon D 700
Nikkor 80-400mm 4.5-5.6
Nikkor 70-180mm 4.5-5.6D
Nikkor 50mm 1.8 D
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