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Kobus Tollig
05-20-2010, 05:33 AM
This is one of the best places i have been to im my life for landscapes. Enjoy.

3 Shot blend
Canon 5D mk2
Canon 17-40
Pol Filter

ss 1/15sec
ISO 100
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Dave Mills
05-20-2010, 10:35 AM
Hi Kobus,first off,where were you?
Nicely handled HDR without my seeing the telltale signs of it. I like the fact you got detail in all the areas of the image.
Even though the large formation is almost centered it gives the illusion of not being centered due to less backround on it's left.
Beautiful light and well done technically!

Kobus Tollig
05-20-2010, 11:07 AM
Thank you Dave. Appreciate it. It was a hard blend cause there was a 4 stop light diff.I have been so busy with PP work on weddings and some other stuff. Was in the mountains for a week to get this and more. I'm very happy about what I got on my trip..:D

Roman Kurywczak
05-20-2010, 01:26 PM
H Kobus,
Reminds me a bit of our desert southwest! I agree with Dave.....even though the arch is centered it appears to be offset because of the difference in the openings .....thus very effective! Sweet job with the blend too!

Morkel Erasmus
05-20-2010, 02:06 PM
love this one my friend...can imagine this being a hard blend. I like the difference in appearance of the LHS mountains vs RHS mountains too, colour range is also sweet.

Dave this is called the "Swartberge" (Black Mountains) and is in the Western Cape province. Kobus - is it in the Karoo desert?

Kobus Tollig
05-20-2010, 02:25 PM
Thank you Roman and Morkel appreciate the comments. Morkel this was next to the Swartberge and not in it. This place is called Red Stone Hills. And yes its part of the Karoo Desert

Dave Mills
05-20-2010, 02:42 PM
Thanks for the location folks.A place I'd like to get too....

Dennis "Curly" Buchner
05-20-2010, 04:59 PM
Very nice

Kobus Tollig
05-22-2010, 06:50 AM
THank you all for the comments

Robert Amoruso
05-23-2010, 10:06 PM

I agree with the others, nice work all around for the reasons mentioned.

Kobus Tollig
05-24-2010, 08:22 AM
Thank you Robert

zethar zethar
05-24-2010, 06:48 PM
Terrific HDR effect.

Juan Carlos Vindas
05-27-2010, 10:12 PM
Very nice image Kobus. Looks like a great place for landscape image.