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Namibian farm - a beautiful sunset


I took a number of great sunset pictures every day we were on the Namibian farm. This one will close the series. The evening star is visible inthis picture as well. I have noticed that some prefer to call it Venus, which is also true.


I will be away for a week among the animals in the Kruger Park. Hope to find something worth sharing.


Enjoy your weekend and see ya, when I am back.



comments (22)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Oct 2015, 02:45
Yes it is!
Louis: Thank you, then, Ray
Lots of drama here, Louis, very nice.
Louis: Each sunset goes through phases and every day has a great sunset - just one of those places.
it's a magnificent sunset Louis...
i call it Venus... she sets directly across the bay from us...
i even got a photo of her reflection on the lake one evening...
have a good week in the park Louis....petersmile
Louis: First to show and last to go, due to proximity. The evening star (which is not a star) is Venus and is also known as the morning star.Thanks, peter and I am bound to enjoy it.
  • Philine
  • United States
  • 30 Oct 2015, 06:57
Yes, I see the evening star - a magic sunset photo! Enjoy your days!
Louis: Bedankt Philine en beterschap met de knie.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Oct 2015, 07:11
Very nice too Louis
Louis: Thank you Chris
I can imagine it would take your breath away, Louis. And surely you, of all people, will find splendid creatures for us next week. I can hardly wait to see them.
Louis: What one must realise about the beasties - they walk and walk - when our paths cross, it is a rare occasion. Yet, one works to create rare occasions. Be there, is step 1...
Thank you, now I have pressure on me grin
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, Bath
  • 30 Oct 2015, 07:25
Truly lovely, Louis
Louis: Thank you Lisl
Un superbe coucher de soleil Louis!
Louis: Il y a des beaux couchers de soleil, presque chaque jour, en Namibie. Merci m'sieu.
Gone again! You just got back. Love the effect of the slow shutter speed here.
Louis: Well, although volunteer work means to be away, it is still work. This one is a break, that I use to treat two special people at the same time. So it will not all be going my way. But in December, I will take days as a proper break, going abroad.
Awesome shot
Louis: Thank you Martin
Beautiful sunset to close the series with Louis.
Louis: Thank you cornishmaid
Indeed a beautiful sunset Louis.
Louis: A daily occurrence in this part of the world, Brian.
Yes this is a very fine sunset. Say hello to the animals for us
Louis: I will do that, although, what should I do when the reply? I can't spell in their languages. Yesterday, someone gave me four boxes of books. I know who could use them, but oh, the distance! So I will sort them to find books to read and find a charity for the rest.
wow, i absolutely love it. i like it that you were there all by yourself to enjoy it and no distractions around.
Louis: Thank you Ayush. It is quite an experience, to watch a sunset like this, going through its phases.
Indeed it is, Louis.
Louis: Thank you Tom
Now that is one phenomenal evening sky Louis, congratulations.
Louis: Thank you, gutteridge. Each sunset goes through phases and every day has a great sunset - just one of those places.
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 31 Oct 2015, 01:25
I agree with Frank. Very dramatic and lovely. I love seeing the tiny star - adds to the composition.
Louis: Thank you Beth, it is quite an experience.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 31 Oct 2015, 03:25
Joli coucher de soleil.
Louis: Il y a des beaux couchers de soleil, presque chaque jour, en Namibie. Merci Martine.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 31 Oct 2015, 08:08
You do some serious traveling, Louis, good for you. This is spectacular. And I know the many pictures you took, Ginnie and I took so many of the sunrise in the North Georgia Mountains.
Louis: Thank you Astrid. In kms I don't travel as far as you do smile
  • Gil Zetbase
  • 31 Oct 2015, 08:11
Wonderful composition!
Have a nice week-end!
Photographe Gil Zetbase
Louis: Thank you Gil, I will.
Just gorgeous!!! Enjoy Kruger - can't wait to see photos from there!
Louis: Thank you, Elizabeth. Hope the animals are not shy.
they call it the morning star here too Louis... it's just that i'm seldom awake that early to see it... but i capture her setting in the western sky all the time....petersmile
Louis: Morning, evening, Venus - a planet by many names, yes. I see it a lot in our summer mornings when the sun is up at 04:30 - my inner clock wakes me when the sun comes up. Thanks for the comment, peter.

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