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Namibian farm - dawn


I was fortunate enough to spend some time on a Namibian farm. It is a cattle and game farm, of roughly 4,000 ha. Quite big, yes. The low rainfall limits yield, requiring a big area for subsistance.


Let's see what this farm provides, picture wise.


This shot was taken 6:00 (am) in the morning on a winter's day, as I was going about my waking up routine.



comments (17)

A bold photo, Louis.
Louis: Thank you Frank
the black half compliments the top half very much Louis...
it's a great composition....petersmile
Louis: Thank you peter. I had to do half in, half out - otherwise there would not have been enough light to take a handheld picture.
  • Ray
  • Surin, Thailand
  • 14 Sep 2015, 04:21
I gather your bottom eyelids were stuck half-shut, Louis...
Louis: They still provide an excellent filter against too much light, Ray.
A wonderful image indeed Louis! I quite like your composition.
Louis: Thank you Richard.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Sep 2015, 06:15
een fijne compositie!
Louis: Dankjewel, Philine
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Sep 2015, 06:38
Love that red strip of dawn sky Louis
Louis: It is always a beautiful sight to see that first strip of light, in the morning.
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 14 Sep 2015, 07:21
What a fine sight to wake up to, Louis
Louis: Definitely so, thanks Lisl.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Sep 2015, 07:22
I love these early times of the day. Often when I go to work I have skies like that and wished I brought the camera...but the job calls and I don't want to be late.
What a great picture and the little mill makes the picture. Great colours.
Louis: Thank you Astrid. There was a time of my life that I travelled a lot and because of the long distances involved, I started in the dark, which made it possible to see this orange strip, many times. I usually stopped and had a coffee to welcome the day.
It would take anyone's breath away, Louis, and would be a good reason to get up that early!
Louis: I always say that if you are a natural late sleeper, there is a part of life that you will never get to know. For instance, this is the hour that the cats go home - which I have noticed again when walking my dogs at the time the first orange light shows.
Promising a sunny day. Not unusual I imagine, unlike here grin
Louis: The Namibian winters are 99% sun, Bill.
Eyes wee still blurry then (grin).
Louis: It is one of the many truths that apply at the time of the day smile
That looks more like Summer to my English eyes Louis.
Louis: A realistic observation, when one takes into account that you can't see temperature, gutteridge
I like the silhouette standing out against that lovely sky.
Louis: Thank you Brian
Coming up like fire!
Louis: Heh, those in the know told me that the sun is a huge ball of fire. Sometimes, one is reminded of that, I believe.
That layer of red/orange is very striking.
Louis: It was worth getting up early for, Jacquelyn.
excellent shot. looks like a fire has broken out over the horizon, Louis
Louis: Yes, one is reminded that the sun is just a ball of fire, Ayush.
A beautiful shot, Louis!!
Louis: Thank you Elizabeth

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