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A few Sunrises and Sunsets from Namibia / Botswana
Posted By: gtk, 04-27-2009, 11:11 PM

I have just gone through my photos from my trip to Africa with a view to organisiing them for my friends to look at. I have sharpened some of the these a tad and would appreciate feedback as to whether I have gone to far. My monitor is old and doesn't see very well (just like me) so I am not sure how they will appear on better equipment.


Guma Lagoon in the Okavango Delta


Guma Lagoon in the Okavango Delta - Fishing Boats


Guma Lagoon in the Okavango Delta


Guma Lagoon in the Okavango Delta - Sunrise from the Bar


Sunrise over the Waterberg Plateau from the Cheetah Conservation Fund farm in Namibia

All taken with 200D and Pentax 18-250mm lens
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04-27-2009, 11:43 PM   #2
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I really like the second and last ones. You need to straighten the horizon on a few of them though.
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Pretty spectacular here. Must have been breathtaking there.

My son is doing a desert trek soon in Namibia, I offered to go as the "official" photographer but there was some doubt about my ability to keep up....!!! hmmph!
Haven't they heard of support vehicles.
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what Gary said on the horizons. Great series. I love the colors.

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#2 is positively amazing. I 'wow'ed when I scrolled down to that one. Great capture.
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Wonderful series, I especially like the 2nd one. However, the horizon is a bit tilted on all photos.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mallee Boy Quote
Pretty spectacular here. Must have been breathtaking there.

My son is doing a desert trek soon in Namibia, I offered to go as the "official" photographer but there was some doubt about my ability to keep up....!!! hmmph!
Haven't they heard of support vehicles.
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Namibia is a spectacular place especially the western half. I am sure your son will love it. Tell him not to scrimp on the camera gear he takes it will be worth it.

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Thanks very much for your comments. I now have another thing to think about next time. I appreciate the effort people go to on this forum to inform and educate less experienced photographers. Thanks again.
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Great shots in the post, agree with all others that the horozon is tilted
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i loved your other photos from the trip - thanks for posting more!!
wonderful sunsets, especially #2...it has great foreground, a framing element (trees), brilliant colors, and sharpness galore. just fix the horizon a bit and it's ready for the halls of PPG.

which lens did you use?
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i loved your other photos from the trip - thanks for posting more!!
wonderful sunsets, especially #2...it has great foreground, a framing element (trees), brilliant colors, and sharpness galore. just fix the horizon a bit and it's ready for the halls of PPG.

which lens did you use?
Mike,
Thanks for the comments. I only took one lens as the primary purpose of the trip was to do some volunteering on the Cheetah Conservation Fund farm in Namibia and then do a trip to the Okavango delta and Etosha national park. Space was limited so I took only the Pentax 18-250. It was perfect for the trip given the constraints regarding weight etc. It just sat it in my back pack and I pulled it out when the opportunity arose. When I go back I will have a range of lenses ( anticipate having a separate vehicle to cope!!) and will go much longer and faster for the wildlife shots. The AF hunting in low light was a negative but not hugely so. I have looked at the photos and take the point about the horizon - It must be me that is slightly bent given that so many of them have that problem.
I had a go at straightening the horizon.

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I think you overdid it just a tad, now tilted slightly the other way.
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Nothing quite like an African sunset!
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Straight horizon is important and easy to fix, Great colours and superb scenes!
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