View Full Version : Flaming Namibian Rainfall

Mark Dumbleton
08-16-2013, 04:29 AM
Excelsior Farm, Namib Rand, Namibia

The last light of day illuminates heavy falling rain in hues of oranges, giving much needed moisture to the barren landscape of the Excelsior Farm in the Namib Rand conservancy, Namibia. The already spectacular landscape takes on an even more spectacular mood underneath epic, stormy light.

Read a short story I wrote on my blog about this image here (http://www.markdumbleton.com/blog/flaming-namibian-rainfall/).

Nikon D700 / 16-35 f4 @16mm / ISO 200 / 1/5sec / f/11 / 1 Exposure with Lee Filters holding back exposure on the sky.

Markus Jais
08-16-2013, 01:18 PM
Stunning shot. The placement of the horizon in the middle works perfectly in this image. Wonderful composition and great light and colors.


08-16-2013, 06:21 PM
Terrific color and mood.
It makes me long for a stitch, I want to see more on the right!
You can post 1200 wide, would love to see it larger.

Morkel Erasmus
08-16-2013, 11:07 PM
One of your best. Exceptional colour palette, strong composition and an amazing feeling of "you had to be there".

Anette Mossbacher
08-17-2013, 05:23 AM
Hi Mark,

fantastic image. Love the colors and comp. Great done :wave:

Have a great weekend

Ciao Anette

Andrew McLachlan
08-17-2013, 08:33 AM
Hi Mark, viewing this on my smartphone right now as I am away from home for the next week. WOW! Incredibly stunning....knocked my socks off. Beautiful work.

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Lyle Gruby
08-17-2013, 04:16 PM
Beautiful, composition is great, love all your lines. I do agree with Dan, i'd love to see it larger and a little more on the right.

Vivaldo Damilano
08-18-2013, 12:47 PM
Brilliant sky colours Mark, just love this one, great composition and love the red sand. I have to agree with see this bigger, hope you framed this one well done.

Mark Dumbleton
08-19-2013, 02:27 AM
Thank so much for all the comments folks. Will post a bit larger next time. Forgot to update my Lightroom Export preset, will change it now :)

Jerry van Dijk
08-22-2013, 02:35 PM
Hi Mark, exceptional scene and excellently executed. What really makes this image for me is the red sand with the wind ripples in it in the FG. Very well done!

Saurabh Singh
07-01-2014, 03:46 PM
The color palette is just amazing . Really the orange’s merging in with blue sky is just captivating I must say .
The harmonious sand color with green vegetation is actually complementing the overall scene. Loved it .T.F.S :cheers: