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Fish River Canyon

Fish River Canyon
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Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 271 W: 0 N: 286] (3684)
Genre: Landscapes
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2008-09-15
Catégories: Mountain
Appareil photographique: Canon EOS 40D
Exposition: f/13.0, 1/80 secondes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale, Workshop
Date de soumission: 2008-11-13 3:49
Vue: 4190
Points: 20
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Fish River Canyon, when you stay on the rocks looking down to the canyon you feel so small-sized. The depth is so impressive that you could forget to take pictures.

(from www.namibia-info.net)
The Fish River is, at 650 kilometres, the longest river in Namibia. Its source lies in the eastern Naukluft Mountains and flows south-west of Ai-Ais into the Oranje.

The Fish River canyon, situated along the lower reaches of the Fish River, is one of the most impressive natural beauties in the southern part of Namibia. It developed predominantly during the pluvial times - a rainy climatic epoch - many millions of years ago. With a depth of up to 550 metres, the Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world, before the Grand Canyon in America. The enormous gorge meanders along a distance of approx. 160 kilometres through the fissured Koubis massif all the way down to Ai-Ais. The canyon starts near Seeheim, is 161 kilometres long and ends at Ai-Ais.

The Fish River Canyon probably formed about 500 million years ago. However, the gorge was not only created by water erosion, but also through the collapse of the valley bottom due to movements in the earth's crust.

Because the Fish River is being dammed in Hardap near Mariental, it only contains a small amount of running water. In winter, during the dry season, the river bed is often completely dry or reduced to only the occassional puddle. However, after rainfalls in summer the river can become a raging torrent.

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Hello Achim,
I feel small-sized:-)
No kidding. Definitely some kind of view...
Very good photo of the Fish River canyon. Probably a must if you visit southern Namibia. I do like this Aloe in the foreground. Undoubtedly a very beautiful and informative photograph.
Well done

What a harsh, forbidding landscape! It is surprising that anything grows there. One would think that if anything were to grow there it would be down nearer to the water. You certainly captured the essence of this area in a sharp, well exposed photo.

Evelynn : )

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-13 8:22]

Hi Achim.
My compliments with this amazing picture. You have selected POV and framed scene perfectly. DOF and details are superb and colour palette is very cute. Technically shot is executed excellently. Too. My best wishes and TFS.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-11-13 8:40]

Hi Achim,

I can remember this canyon,it was a quite steep climb when I was there for about 10 years ago,I remembered a bit greener,but I visited it in june I believe,well captured and tfs


Ciao Achim,
bellissima immagine, eccellenti POV e DOF, mi piace molto la composizione e questa inquadratura "mozzafiato", ottima la definizione, bellissimi i colori e la luce.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-13 13:09]

Hello Achim,
Nice composition to place all the curve in this angle. Nice vista, nicely photographed.
Grüße Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6147 W: 89 N: 15270] (63914)
  • [2008-11-13 14:54]

Hi Achim,very nice and unusual landscape,perfect point of view,details and colors,i like a lot the red agave ,my best compliments,Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3050 W: 3 N: 8714] (40568)
  • [2008-11-14 5:05]

Lieber Achim,
Diese Bild gefällt mir ausserordentlch gut. Der Blickwinkel ist perfekt ausgewählt mit diesem steilen Blick in die Tiefe und der rötlichen Pflanze links, wie ein Feuer. Ich wusste nicht, dass es in Namibia auch solche Canyons gibt. Herzlichen Dank auch für Deinen Besuch auf meiner Webseite. Hat mein Sohn (17), als erster Versuch, nicht perfekt,aber mit viel good will gemacht.
Liebe Grüsse

great landscape, TFS Ori

Hi Achim,
Great overlook perspective of the canyon, I like the comp including the red desert plant FG. I did a workshop to increase contrast, hope you like it.
Well done,

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