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Travelling the dunes


As things are happening, I have to be on my way again. I will be back at the end of the first week in April. I will be up in the mountains most of the time.


This is one of those pictures where it makes a real difference whether you upload to a white or black background. I feel both colours have merit. You may view the difference by clicking on the white and black blocks next to my name above the picture on the left.



comments (28)

  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Mar 2011, 00:25
Such a stunning shot Louis smile
White wins it for me
Louis: Thank you SAVO - white it will be smile
Absolutely brilliant!
Louis: Thank you London Caller
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Mar 2011, 01:39
Great composition again, Maestro.

I keep think this dead tree is an elephant's skeleton.
Louis: I have seen an old whale skeleton in a remote coastal area. that looks a little bit like this.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Mar 2011, 05:02
Fabulous, just fabulous, a likey to me.
Love the trail of the car (I hope they made it to the next gas-station wink )
Love the long shadows.
Louis: There were no car skeletons, so I presume that they made it.Thanks for the comment and honour, Astrid.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 23 Mar 2011, 05:57
What a stunner Louis
Louis: Thanks zed
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Mar 2011, 06:28
Great eye for this lovely view, Louis. As long as it's not too hot, I could walk there for a long time and just breathe it all in.

Enjoy your trip to the mountains...and don't forget your camera.
Louis: Thank you Ginnie. No, I wan't forget it smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 23 Mar 2011, 06:38
Impressive photo Louis I can almost feel the heat
Louis: Thank you vintage - like Wc cricket - the heat is on!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Mar 2011, 07:22
Colour every time Louis: a stunning shot! Have a good time & hope to see you again soon
Louis: Thank you Chris
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 23 Mar 2011, 08:11
I can see the big difference Louis. You chose well.
Louis: Thank you Chad, then you too have great taste wink
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 23 Mar 2011, 08:22
how did you travel there, a 4x4?
Louis: That is right, yes. There is also a 4x4 shuttle to cover the last km's if you don't have a 4x4.
I think i would go for the black background. Either way this is another very fine picture Louis
Louis: Thank you Bill, I think it is very nifty of SC to have the feature where you can change background colour.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Mar 2011, 08:47
I see it has already been noted, but I was thinking skeleton from the thumbnail. You have certainly caught the atmosphere - I would love to take some B&W here!
Louis: I have seen great b&w pictures from this place. I have a few pics set aside to convert to b&w. Will do so when I am back. As far as you are concerned - just a flying ticket smile
I usually like the black background but you are right about white working better fo4r this one.

Really wonderful shot here, Louis. Fills one with curiosity to see what is ahead.

We'll miss you as we always do when you're away.
Louis: Thank you Mary and for the opinion too smile 'See' you soon.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Mar 2011, 10:19
This looks like the remains of some great beast stranded in the desert on its back. Fabulous shot.
Louis: Thank you anniedog. I have seen an old whale skeleton in a remote coastal area. that looks a little bit like this.
A beautiful landscape and fantastic composition Louis. Very well captured. Have a great trip up in the mountains.
Louis: Thank you Laurette, I think we will have a great time.
What a fabulous composition Louis!
Enjoy your stay in the mountains.
Louis: Thank you richard and we will work hard at enjoying it up there.
Fantastic Louis, from front to back. Have a great time in the mountains smile
Louis: Thank you Linda - all the best.
Lots of adventure anticipated in this shot! Nice photo
Louis: Thank you SESAN
What a stunning image !!! The driftwood infront says it all. I like the black backround (it brings out the colours more). Enjoy your trip to the mountains. Looking forward to the pics.
Louis: All the opinions preferring black, sites the colours smile I agree. Thanks for the comment Elsabe
Very atmospheric picture, Louis.
Louis: Thank you Graeme
This is brilliant Louis. Wonderful landscape. I especially like the curving lines of the tire tracks, that's a nice added touch!
Louis: Thank you Doug. Those tracks had me on my knees to take this picture smile
This series just gets better and better
Louis: Thank you Martin, much appreciated.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 25 Mar 2011, 06:37
This is beautiful Louis....the driftwood frames the landscape very well....petersmile

Would you call sand swept wood by that name in Africa?
Louis: Driftwood would refer to wood drifted in by water (sea, lake, river) and washed to shore where it is left to administrations of nature, e.g. sand blasting. In the case of this picture I believe it is the wood left by a plant (shrub or tree) that died on that spot. More a case of deadwood than driftwood. A little technical, but I think the same terminology applies.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 27 Mar 2011, 22:47
Such a stunningly beautiful..barren landscape. Love how you've framed this.
Louis: Thank you Marcie
The desert can have such wonderful terrain - always changing with the wind. Nicely captured, Louis.
Louis: Thanks Kay. You have the woods and I had the dessert smile
  • DEBB
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Apr 2011, 04:14
Looks like Namibia. Beautiful shot. In a place like Namibia and the Namib Desert with its changing colours there are so many opportunities for wonderful pictures like this.
Louis: Thank you DEBB. You know by now that I visited Sossus. I am actually doing a series on that visit. Whenever you are gatvol of the UK, you can visit the pics for nostalgic reasons smile
  • DEBB
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Apr 2011, 22:29
When I'm gatvol of England? haha..there already. I spent Christmas in the Caprivi so have many, many photos of that area, but many more of the rest of Namibia. I lived there for 20 odd years, mostly in Central and Northern Namibia.
Louis: That is why you are positive about the UK - you were in the Caprivi while the Brits suffered frostbite of the ganookies.
  • DEBB
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Apr 2011, 15:29
Oh yes! haha, and from what I hear it was down to -19 not far from where I live here. We managed to leave England just in time - 2 days later the airports closed!
Louis: That is well planned smile

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