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Good morning....Thank you to all of you for your encouraging words and advice on my attempt at LE's yesterday and also to those who sent pm's.Its always hard to venture into new territory.
One thing I loved about the sand dunes in Namibia was that they changed colour during the day from pale creams to deep browns.....This will most probably be my last Desert upload for awhile....

We are flying to our game lodge today for 5 nights. Hoping to see the Big 5 but at this stage one has to wonder what we will find. The area including the Kruger National park have had over 250mm of rain over the last week .The rivers are in flood and the roads have been washed away. We cannot even reach our Lodge from the gate as the tracks are washed away. Most of the last few days guests have had to get out of the game vehicle (with the Big 5 lurking) so that the ranger and tracker can try and get the vehicle out of thick mud. More often than not they have had to call for help. The rivers have also been too deep.
I am not even sure if we will have internet and cell phone coverage. so who knows what awaits us....an adventure for sure

Update: arrived at the Lodge in the rain, got soaked in the open game vehicle, was more concerned keeping my camera bag dry. Water holes all full and lots and lots of mud

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:25 Feb 2014 - 10:30 AM
Focal Length:250mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Dunes
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:13 Mar 2014 - 4:16 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 6:08 AM

Wonderful curving dunes, Colleen, basking in that warm sunlight. I do hope you don't encounter any problems whilst you are away, and make sure you stay safe. Carol

Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 6:16 AM

V2 for me. Good color contrast and composition!

781969
781969  1 India
13 Mar 2014 - 6:31 AM

Beautiful,you do landscape capture much better.

Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 6:33 AM

Fabulous, sweeping curves and beautiful colours, lovely work Colleen

Good luck with your trip, hope the weather improves and the roads are clear.

Andy

mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 6:45 AM

Lovely colour and contrast in these images, V2 has the edge though,

Have a good, safe, adventure SmileSmile

Dave.

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 7:02 AM

A beautiful landscape very nicely captured.

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
13 Mar 2014 - 7:04 AM

Wowwow ! These are very , very beautiful ,like statues ,or sculptures! - Excellent , Colleen! --- Jukka.

Caziwinkles
13 Mar 2014 - 7:07 AM

Simple yet stunning images Colleen.
Enjoy your trip. Smile

Carol

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 7:20 AM

Beautiful captures and have a safe journey, hope all is well when you arrive.Smile

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 7:40 AM

Lucky you.....I bet you have a ball
We are off to tame Conwy.....so see you when we both get back

fotobee
fotobee  1 South Africa2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 8:08 AM

V1 best for me, v3 close runner up, Colleen. Have just seen the movie Dune on TV, am expecting to see giant sandworms momentarily.......

viscostatic
13 Mar 2014 - 8:38 AM

Amazing colours in V3 Colleen but V2 is my favourite. I hope your trip goes OK.

Phil.

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 8:46 AM

Love the shapes of these. Wonderful pictures Colleen.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

PhilT2
PhilT2 e2 Member 4104 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 9:03 AM

Make the sand dunes at Mablethorpe look rubbish Tongue Three excellent images showing the colour variations. V2 I would quite like on my wall. Can't wait to see the big 5 Colleen.......hope you have a great adventure and don't get bogged down

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 9:17 AM

3 great captures Colleen, V2 for meSmile

Cliff

digital_boi
13 Mar 2014 - 9:30 AM

the shapes and line are always winners for me Colleen

Graham

marshfam19
marshfam19 e2 Member 6marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 - 9:35 AM

These are truly beautiful images with amazing colours Colleen. Hope you have a safe journey.

Mary Grin

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 10:02 AM

The colours are super Colleen, it's so barren yet so very beautiful, I really hope all goes well for your trip, enjoy but stay safe GrinGrinGrin

Ali

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 338 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 10:35 AM

Vivid colour and nicely presented.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 10:47 AM

Well Colleen it sounds like you have a real challenging adventure ahead of you
good luck...but not envious!...much!
like the simplicity of today's images and V1 is one for the wall
Lillian

pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 11:05 AM

V1 for me Colleen, love the movement in the sand and the gorgeous colours too. Have a wonderful trip and await your return to see wonderful photos from you GrinGrinGrin

Patty

debu
debu  4 India
13 Mar 2014 - 11:34 AM

Lovely set of images.
debu

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 11:35 AM

v2 for sure great shot

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 11:51 AM

Interesting shots.
Hope you have a great time at the game lodge.
Ju

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 3370 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 12:06 PM

These are wonderful Colleen, I love V1 GrinGrin
Stay safe and have a wonderful time at the game reserve.

Kathryn

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 1:10 PM

Hope you got your bucket and spadeWinkGrinGrin
Diane

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 1:17 PM

Amazing how the colour can change in the different light Colleen !!
Good shots.
Mick.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 1:50 PM

V1 and 2 are spectacular for their details, I love the sharp lines the wind has made on the dunes! Brilliant!

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom105 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 1:55 PM

Beautiful simplicity Coleen

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

jayrc276
13 Mar 2014 - 2:09 PM

Love these Grin, I prefer the composition and contrast in V2 but they are all great shots.

Jay

gss
gss  Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 2:47 PM

If you go into the wilderness, why you need internet.? It would be crazy to see lions talking on mobile phones, cheetahs playing games on the internet, isnt' it?
And about the dunes, do not you think that is a fabulous photo subject? I'd say yes, and your lovely 3 photos testify that!
Greetings, and good luck into wilderness!
Silviu

ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 3ukgubbi vcard India
13 Mar 2014 - 2:54 PM

Great shots, I like the color and texture of the dunes. Wish you good luck for game drive.

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 2:57 PM

fantastic images very well taken


billy

Bravdo
Bravdo  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 3:19 PM

V1 for me, but all 3 great captures number 1 stands out for me for the shape and curves.

Barry

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 436 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 3:30 PM

The dunes make such wonderful shapes, light and shadeSmile

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 3:38 PM

Three super abstract images here Colleen, with V1 being my fave I think Wink
Hope you enjoy your trip...and good luck with the weather Smile
Trev Smile

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 4:40 PM

A simple expression of joy in celibacy.

cheesey
cheesey e2 Member 8cheesey vcard United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 - 6:16 PM

Another lovely set Colleen, V2 being my fave Smile.
Cheesey.

Drighlynne
Drighlynne e2 Member 349 forum postsDrighlynne vcard United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 - 6:16 PM

Fantastic simple shapes. Lovely colours, but like V3, stunning.

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1831 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom91 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 6:24 PM

Lovely flowing forms, great set.
Nigel

lblythe
lblythe  1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 - 6:33 PM

Appealing in it's simplicity.
L

capto
capto e2 Member 21323 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 6:59 PM

A beautiful almost abstract image.Smile

ivor

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 7:41 PM

V2 my favourite Colleen. Hope you enjoy the adventure!!!Grin
Joan.

marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 7:43 PM

Another great set of images Colleen, I love the way you have captured the changing colours... superb.

Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 - 7:44 PM

Stunning images. Great textures & colours, Colleen. V1 & V2 are my faves.

Fred

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2209 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 7:49 PM

Three great Images with lovely curvesSmileNettaSmile

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 9:48 PM

v2 for me as well, Colleen, quite a journey from parched desert to boggy conditions.

Dave

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
13 Mar 2014 - 10:52 PM

Amazing colour and lines of the dunes, terrific images Colleen.

Stay dry and safe !!

Lynette Grin

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2014 - 8:31 AM

you are featured e2 piccy at the moment
GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2014 - 10:15 AM

Love this dunes in Namibia, I remember driving a dune buggy over these dunes by Swakopmund about 4 years ago---unforgetable
You have captured this scenery so well in your images Colleen

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
14 Mar 2014 - 11:31 AM

Stunning... Wonderful scenery...
IB

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7132 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2014 - 5:06 PM

Beautiful sand dunes Colleen, i hope you don't have too many problems getting to your lodge

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
16 Mar 2014 - 5:08 PM

So smooth and beautiful

Peter

ubaruch
ubaruch e2 Member 1ubaruch vcard Israel
17 Mar 2014 - 7:19 AM

With the texture of the sand and the cloudy sky v2 is my favourite.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 8:29 PM

V2 is the one for me, you've conveyed the feeling of isolation and vast open space so well.

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