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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 825

  • charter3 11/19/2017 21:56

    Hallo Cathy, vielen Dank für Deine Kommentare. Du hast sehr starke Bilder! Viele Grüße Reiner
  • Andreas.Brink 10/14/2017 17:16

    thanks Cathy for your appreciation. I'm quite regularly in Africa, but the view of the endless forest in DRC is just amazing. Desert is another landscape I love and your shots are amazing!
  • BoskiM 08/31/2017 16:57

    Hi Cathy:)
    Beautiful gallery !!! If I had such plenery I would go crazy with joy :)
    I envy you places to live but Poland is also beautiful ..
    Write when you come to Wroclaw :)
    You are writing in Polish?
  • Izak van Niekerk 08/07/2017 10:09

    Wow Cathy!!!! Now I can see why you are passionate about Namibia with ALL its nature. I just love your 4 top photos.
  • cathy Blatt 07/25/2017 10:12

    Alexander thank you so much for your reply. My main concern at the moment is that my computer might not be able to handle the transfer i.e. 12 to 36 mp and I certainly cant get a new computer as well. I have a Mac Os 10. You know, here in South Africa and Namibia prices for photographic equipment are very high. At the Special Offer it is still 9 000 SARand more than if I got it from Amazon but Amazon do not ship certain items to Namibia. Wish you a good holiday and many thanks for your advice. Now I need to check about the computer story. Love,cathy
  • alexander stefanatos 07/25/2017 9:47

    Hi Cathy,Thanks very much for your attention and comments on my work. I thought you would have bought the NIKON D810 by now. It is a great camera indeed by all means and,as far as I can follow, it remains as that in all recent comparison tests. To me, I,m using it since the time it came out, it offers a lot more than I need for a top level photography. My doughter- a prof.photographer living and working for many years in London- can be a better judge for that using it regularly and being enthusiastic as it covers all her routine prof. standards. One of the main advantages for me is the great field it can offer for creative photography, nearly an 6x4,5...Mind you the great D700 hasn't also let me down ever!
    Don't get much impressed by the succesive new models that the production line of every company is compelled to lay out in order to maintain a good place in the consuming market. Most of them advertise minor and insignificant improvements. I'm sure it will be a good buy especially if you get it in a good price. Ask me anything more you like. At the moment I'm off for sme holidays!....
    love alexander
  • 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

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