By ColleenA
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

Tags: Namibia Namibia desert Landscape and travel

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
13 Mar 2014 6:08AM
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

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Diggeo 5 13 Greece
13 Mar 2014 6:16AM
V2 for me. Good color contrast and composition!
Bantu 4 7 1 India
13 Mar 2014 6:31AM
Beautiful,you do landscape capture much better.
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
13 Mar 2014 6:33AM
Fabulous, sweeping curves and beautiful colours, lovely work Colleen

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

mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
13 Mar 2014 6:45AM
Lovely colour and contrast in these images, V2 has the edge though,

Have a good, safe, adventure SmileSmile

LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 7:02AM
A beautiful landscape very nicely captured.
13 Mar 2014 7:04AM
Wowwow ! These are very , very beautiful ,like statues ,or sculptures! - Excellent , Colleen! --- Jukka.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 7:07AM
Simple yet stunning images Colleen.
Enjoy your trip. Smile

SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 7:20AM
Beautiful captures and have a safe journey, hope all is well when you arrive.Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 7:40AM
Lucky you.....I bet you have a ball
We are off to tame Conwy.....so see you when we both get back
fotobee Plus
4 4 3 South Africa
13 Mar 2014 8:08AM
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 11 36 5 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 8:38AM
Amazing colours in V3 Colleen but V2 is my favourite. I hope your trip goes OK.

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 8:46AM
Love the shapes of these. Wonderful pictures Colleen.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
PhilT2 Plus
8 466 29 England
13 Mar 2014 9:03AM
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 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 9:17AM
3 great captures Colleen, V2 for meSmile

13 Mar 2014 9:30AM
the shapes and line are always winners for me Colleen

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

Mary Grin
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 10:02AM
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

ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
13 Mar 2014 10:35AM
Vivid colour and nicely presented.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 10:47AM
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
13 Mar 2014 11:05AM
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

debu 8 India
13 Mar 2014 11:34AM
Lovely set of images.
13 Mar 2014 11:35AM
v2 for sure great shot
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 11:51AM
Interesting shots.
Hope you have a great time at the game lodge.
13 Mar 2014 12:06PM
These are wonderful Colleen, I love V1 GrinGrin
Stay safe and have a wonderful time at the game reserve.

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 1:10PM
Hope you got your bucket and spadeWinkGrinGrin
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
13 Mar 2014 1:17PM
Amazing how the colour can change in the different light Colleen !!
Good shots.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
13 Mar 2014 1:50PM
V1 and 2 are spectacular for their details, I love the sharp lines the wind has made on the dunes! Brilliant!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 1:55PM
Beautiful simplicity Coleen

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
13 Mar 2014 2:09PM
Love these Grin, I prefer the composition and contrast in V2 but they are all great shots.

gss 4 1 Romania
13 Mar 2014 2:47PM
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!
ukgubbi 6 5 India
13 Mar 2014 2:54PM
Great shots, I like the color and texture of the dunes. Wish you good luck for game drive.
fantastic images very well taken

Bravdo 10 17 2 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 3:19PM
V1 for me, but all 3 great captures number 1 stands out for me for the shape and curves.

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 3:30PM
The dunes make such wonderful shapes, light and shadeSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
13 Mar 2014 3:38PM
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
13 Mar 2014 4:40PM
A simple expression of joy in celibacy.
cheesey 12 2 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 6:16PM
Another lovely set Colleen, V2 being my fave Smile.
13 Mar 2014 6:16PM
Fantastic simple shapes. Lovely colours, but like V3, stunning.
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 6:24PM
Lovely flowing forms, great set.
13 Mar 2014 6:33PM
Appealing in it's simplicity.
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 6:59PM
A beautiful almost abstract image.Smile

9 10 10 England
13 Mar 2014 7:41PM
V2 my favourite Colleen. Hope you enjoy the adventure!!!Grin
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 7:43PM
Another great set of images Colleen, I love the way you have captured the changing colours... superb.
Stunning images. Great textures & colours, Colleen. V1 & V2 are my faves.

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
13 Mar 2014 7:49PM
Three great Images with lovely curvesSmileNettaSmile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
13 Mar 2014 9:48PM
v2 for me as well, Colleen, quite a journey from parched desert to boggy conditions.

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

Stay dry and safe !!

Lynette Grin
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2014 8:31AM
you are featured e2 piccy at the moment
14 Mar 2014 10:15AM
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 Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2014 11:31AM
Stunning... Wonderful scenery...
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2014 5:06PM
Beautiful sand dunes Colleen, i hope you don't have too many problems getting to your lodge
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
16 Mar 2014 5:08PM
So smooth and beautiful

With the texture of the sand and the cloudy sky v2 is my favourite.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 Mar 2014 8:29PM
V2 is the one for me, you've conveyed the feeling of isolation and vast open space so well.

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