Abandoned Dreams

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Here’s another one from Kolmanskop mining town. I loved how the doors were hanging by one hinge, and the rooms glowed with wonderful paint colors. In its day, it must have been a very colorful, pretty place. I used a bit of negative clarity on this one to soften the textures and add a more dreamy effect.

 

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Namibia Night Sky

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What an incredible place the Quiver Tree Forest is. We photographed sunrise and afternoon/sunset light, then headed back after dinner for some star photography, as we have a new moon and it’s a really dark place, unless you point towards the tiny town nearby, which I did, to purposely add a warm glow to the bottom of the frame. The milky way glowed overhead. And we saw the southern cross, which I hadn’t seen since 1984 in New Zealand. Very cool.

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Touring Namibia

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We’re having a grand time in Namibia! Today, we photographed all day at Kolmanskop, the old mining town that is being buried by sand. What an amazing place. There is such an aura there, of lives lived. I challenged everyone to capture the essence of place in there pictures, to tell the story of abandonment, faded glory, etc. It wasn’t hard! Everywhere you looked there were photographs. I loved how elegant this bannister was on this staircase. At one time, this place was beautiful and new. Now, it’s beautiful and old. My only complaint is that we are now moving on to Sossusvlei Dunes – but it will be another incredible location!

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