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Morkel Erasmus
07-26-2013, 12:30 AM
I took this image last week on the plains south of the Zambezi river in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe.
It's a 3-image "vertorama" (horizontal shots stacked vertically). Total resolution is over 70mp.

I find road shots always work better with a bit of telephoto compression (50-100mm).

Nikon D800
Nikkor 80-400mm VR-II @ 80mm
f16 | ISO-800

Don Railton
07-26-2013, 08:00 AM
Hi Morkel. I like the contrast between the darkish clouds and the bright grassy plain. The trees add interest and road provides a nice lead... It would look much nicer I imagine at full resolution, you cannot squeeze 70MP down to 0.4MP without loosing something...DON

Rachel Hollander
07-27-2013, 09:22 AM
Hi Morkel -nice job on the stacking. I like the detail in the clouds and the curve of the road as a leading line but aesthetically this just isn't doing as much for me as your other landscape images. There's just nothing grabbing my eye or interest. Sorry.


Andrew McLachlan
07-28-2013, 09:29 AM
Hi Morkel, love the way the light is hitting the foreground adn darkening the clouds...if it were mine I might hit the clouds with a touch of Detail Extractor to make them a little more dramatic. How do you like the new 80-400?...have you tried with the 1.4 TC yet...I am looking forward to trading out my old version for the new one.

Vivaldo Damilano
07-31-2013, 11:48 AM
Beautiful scene Morkel, also love the light in the FG and dark clouds. The road works nicely, leading the eye into the frame well done.

Morkel Erasmus
08-11-2013, 09:44 AM
Thanks for the feedback, folks...
Mana is a beautiful place but a hard place to capture well in landscape photography. :e3
Plus we were looking for the wild things most of the time...:w3