Views of the dunes

By ColleenA
Good morning....
Thank you for the great response to my pelican upload and a big thank you to John (jdiinne) for his UA, so chuffed.
Today back to Swakopmund....this was the view of the sand dunes from our hotel. The dunes are rich in iron ore and hence their colour. Some of the other dunes are golden in colour. Some of the worlds tallest sand dunes are found in Namibia (over 300m high)
The versions are just the bigger picture...all from the will see the road that goes to Walvis bay, a 20 minute drive away
Have a nice day....

Tags: Namibia Sand dunes Namibia desert Landscape and travel Swakopmund

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Great images, Colleen. In 2005, my wife and I (then newlywed), honeymooned in Tunisia. One of the highlights of the three weeks for me was two days spend in the Sahara Desert, on the edge of the sea of dunes. And it is red, like this. And very beautiful.


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5 Mar 2014 4:38AM
V1 for me Colleen. What an amazing viewGrinGrin

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
5 Mar 2014 4:46AM
A fine set of desert images with their shifting sand dunes: I am always amazed at such dry parched land lying right beside the sea as your V 4 shows so clearly.
I love those TV programmes that show the flowering of the desert, and if I am not wrong, it is the Namibian desert that was featured.........the whole surface of the desert carpeted in amazing sweeps of colourful blooms.
And to be able to see all this from your hotel with all it's amenities, again as shown in V 4 with the beautifully constructed pool.
PranavMishra 5 52 17 India
5 Mar 2014 5:26AM
nice images.. presented naturally and without much editing.. very desertish indeed.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
5 Mar 2014 5:42AM
Beautiful curves and undulations in the sand, Colleen, what a fabulous view you had from the hotel, excellent captures. Carol
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
5 Mar 2014 6:24AM
Wow, stunning.

The colours, light and shade, are outstanding Colleen. A brilliant set!! Just love love the colours of the dunes!! Great photography.

Lynette Grin
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2014 7:01AM
Stunning dune shots.
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
5 Mar 2014 7:03AM
Lovely set Colleen, like the contrast between the sunny side and the shade,
Can now see yesterdays V3 and 4, excellent group shot in 3.
Had a play with the new Nikon Df at the show, if you get the chance give it a try, it' an amazing
camera, expensive at the moment but what a piece of kit. All the important bits from the D4 but a very retro style
Light and easy to use.

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2014 7:16AM
Fabulous set Colleen - those undulating sand dunes are something else - amazing!
Did you take a dip in the pool - it looks very inviting?! Smile

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2014 7:22AM
4 dreamy images and the pool looks so nice.SmileSmile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2014 7:34AM
First is my winner Colleen lovely and simple and one that would grace the wall for any mood
a great set...again! and hope you did get a swim in!
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
5 Mar 2014 7:35AM
That's another big beach, Colleen.
Fabulous desert shots!
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
5 Mar 2014 7:49AM
Absolutely love 1 and 2. Great work Colleen.

5 Mar 2014 7:59AM
Excellent set - v2 for me today. A
Huge dunes really! Never seen anything like that before. V2 for me this time because of the contrast between green and the sand! - Beautiful photography , Colleen! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
5 Mar 2014 8:27AM
Love off with a nice swim and a Martini...........GrinGrinGrinGrin
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2014 8:41AM
Beautiful light Colleen. Looks like a perfect holiday with such spectacular scenery yet a luxury hotel so close to it.

ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
5 Mar 2014 8:42AM

Quote:Love off with a nice swim and a Martini...........GrinGrinGrinGrin

Great thinking Julia, I sat in the pool with a frozen margarita
PhilT2 Plus
8 460 29 England
5 Mar 2014 9:04AM
Lovely images and V1 and V2 are my favourites. Like the spartan isolation of the scenes
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2014 9:28AM
Wonderful images I love the patterns in the sand, have a good day Coleen,

Ali GrinGrin
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2014 9:44AM
One of my wishes to visit such a place
Had a slight see when in Tunisia....but nothing like this
Wonderful images as always
9 10 10 England
5 Mar 2014 10:19AM
Wow Colleen V1 is magnificent.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2014 10:22AM
A great set of images Colleen, those sand dunce are great, can see allsorts of images there, V1 for meSmile

richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
5 Mar 2014 10:29AM
Nice collection of images, Colleen!! Gives the total picture!! I like them a lot!!
5 Mar 2014 10:30AM
V1 for me is an amazing site Colleen, and that pool well I love swimming and you wouldn't get me out of it. Great images again, have a good day

Best wishes to you Patty GrinGrin
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
5 Mar 2014 10:33AM
Stunning location Colleen !!!!
5 Mar 2014 10:48AM
great dunes and wavy shapes of same love em

Richsr 11 91 223 England
5 Mar 2014 10:57AM
V1 shows the structure and shapes well Colleen
gss 4 1 Romania
5 Mar 2014 11:03AM
V1, the best, but V4 is also very interesting
In V1, like the design of the dunes, their lines
And the color of the dunes depends also of the light, atmosphere, the high-contrasts, etc ( I have seen in Northern Sahara, that colors are changing with the position of the sun on the sky vault)
5 Mar 2014 11:12AM
I love these dunes, these are really super images ColleenGrinGrinGrin
I remember driving a 4x4 dune buggy across these dunes near Swakopmund 4 years ago--totally unforgetable
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2014 11:15AM
That is definitely my preferred photographic position, sunning my self by the pool with a long cool Pimms on tap. That's a great long lens you've got.

jdinne 15 16 England
5 Mar 2014 11:39AM
Great set Colleen, some mighty dunes to play in then jump in that inviting pool for a cool off Smile

fotobee Plus
4 4 3 South Africa
5 Mar 2014 11:47AM
v2 for me please! Funny how you can both love and hate a place at the same time! It looks beautifull on photo`s, but the reality is HARSH!! Regards Martin
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2014 12:04PM
Superb images of these very photogenic dunes.
It must be exciting to see these scenes in all lights.
Are there snakes there as in Australia - over here we picnic in the sand dunes
with the children.
Such beautiful shapes and remoteness with civilisation so close by.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
5 Mar 2014 12:11PM
Some splendid views here Colleen.
Super set.
5 Mar 2014 12:12PM
Great images Colleen.

Jenny Smile
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
5 Mar 2014 12:15PM

Quote:Are there snakes there as in Australia - over here we picnic in the sand dunes
with the children.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

Yes there are snakes there. Fortunately we didn't see any
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2014 12:18PM
Stunning; they remind me of the moon - with a swimming pool!
5 Mar 2014 12:47PM
Beautiful patterns and shadows on the sand hills, excellent captures!
ukgubbi 6 5 India
5 Mar 2014 1:33PM
Excellent composition in v3 and v4. This dunes are real beauty.
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
5 Mar 2014 2:11PM
Lovely set Colleen. Such a feeling of distance, space and the overwhelming size of these dunes. Great photography. Ann.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
5 Mar 2014 2:53PM
I like how the light's catching the dunes, it turns them into a wonderful abstract pattern Smile It looks like you're in the middle of nowhere until we see the wider view in V4!
Trev Smile
Great set of sand dune images, Colleen. V4 shows you had 5 star comfort too.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
5 Mar 2014 4:01PM
I love these views of the dunes. We only ever see the classic dune curves filling the frame, but your images put the desert into context. Lovely.
5 Mar 2014 4:56PM
Beautiful curves and what a fabulous place
5 Mar 2014 5:55PM
Beautiful images Colleen, with a wonderful feel of wide open space.

John Smile
myrab 11 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2014 6:01PM
Wonderful, wonderful images Colleen.

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2014 6:09PM
Four lovely interesting images Smile

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
5 Mar 2014 6:24PM
What fantastic views. - gary
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
5 Mar 2014 7:23PM
This is a great set ColleenSmileSmile
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
5 Mar 2014 7:31PM
So lovely soft patterns

very beautiful well taken

Wow Colleen. What a lovely set. Lovely pool. Cathy
5 Mar 2014 9:17PM
V1 is my favourite, so different to what I know.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2014 5:03AM
You have a strong sense of composition and colour that brings a unique perspective to photography,
Love the sand dunes and the shapes on show... This must have been an amazing place to visit...
JohnoP 12 2
6 Mar 2014 6:59AM
Superb shapes in the dunes Collen - what an experience! John
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
6 Mar 2014 9:19PM
A terrific set of Namibian landscapes Colleen, v1 was a great choice as the lead as it gives one a real sense of scale. Those dunes are enormous and really spectacular and seem to stretch for as far as the eye can see
7 Mar 2014 8:50AM
Great images, love v1and v2. George.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
7 Mar 2014 4:01PM
Superb.... just gone up a couple of places on my bucket list.


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