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Mark Dumbleton
08-14-2013, 04:25 AM
Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia

Morning sunlight illuminates a dune in the Namib Naukluft Park in a striking display of colour.

Nikon D700 / 16-35 f4 @16mm / ISO 100 / 1/40sec / f/11 / 1 Exposure with Lee Filters holding back exposure on the sky.

Morkel Erasmus
08-14-2013, 05:06 AM
So glad to have you back posting, Marky Mark...
A stunning image in all respects. I am looking forward to your contributions in helping other Landscape contributors improve their skills and image-making capabilities.
Love this, expertly exposed, composed and processed. Would love to see it printed BIG...

Don Railton
08-14-2013, 05:59 AM
Simply Wonderful Mark...

Mark Dumbleton
08-14-2013, 06:03 AM
Thank you so much Morkel and Don for the message!

Cheryl Slechta
08-14-2013, 07:54 AM
Mark, the composition (and everything else!) are perfectly wonderful:S3:

Jason Stander
08-14-2013, 09:31 AM
Hi Mark... this is simply sublime... perfect comp and light... you were spoilt with such a wonderful play of clouds... excellent work... keep them coming!!!!! WD:w3

Lyle Gruby
08-14-2013, 10:54 AM
Don't have much to add. I love how your vertical and horizontal lines work together. Those lines make the image for me.

Mark Dumbleton
08-14-2013, 11:15 AM
Cheryl, Jason, Lyle, thank you for the comments!

Vivaldo Damilano
08-14-2013, 12:13 PM
Looks great Mark, like the way the highlights look more natural and the use of a grade filter worked nicely. I haven't tried a grade on a starburst as I thought it may cause flare, will have to give it a try. Stunning lines and love the light up FG. Great detail and contrast as well, make me want to go there.

Rudi van den Heever
08-14-2013, 02:13 PM
Eish! Super work Mark! Great to see you here!

Andrew McLachlan
08-14-2013, 04:56 PM
Hi Mark, a lovely image and great use of the grad filter too...looking forward to more of your work!

08-14-2013, 06:31 PM
The sweeping foreground is great and the grad filter worked perfectly.
You can post 1200 wide and I would like to see it larger.

Morkel Erasmus
08-15-2013, 12:00 AM
I agree with Dan...a little bigger would be nice (I post at 1000px wide but you can go to 1200px).

Mark Dumbleton
08-15-2013, 08:21 AM
Thanks for the comments folks. I will post a bit bigger next time.

Anette Mossbacher
08-17-2013, 05:34 AM
Just love it. You had at least clouds there :bg3:
Great one

Have a great weekend