180 Degrees Of Death by Marsel van Oosten
Namibia Untamed Photography workshop with Ryan Dyar 17 June – 1 July 2017 www.squiver.com +++UPDATE: This image was a winner in the 2016 International Pano Awards+++ Mist in Deadvlei is a rare thing. In over a decade of visiting this surreal place, I’ve had mist only five times. So when it happens, you have to move fast. This was shot on the same morning as the black and white series that won me First Prize in the Travel Photographer of the Year. I’ve been here so many times, that when I saw there was mist, I knew exactly which compositions I wanted to shoot, and I managed to shoot them all within an hour or so. I was literally running from the one spot to the other, spending under ten minutes on each shot – which for me amounts to warp speed. I figured I had maybe ten more minutes to go before the mist would melt away, and I decided to set up for one more shot that I had never seen before: a 180 degree panorama in the mist. The result is a lot more cluttered than all my other Deadvlei images, but I like it quite a bit. Instead of a careful composition of a handful of trees, it shows Deadvlei as the haunted forest of the dead it actually is. The mist just puts it over the top. Hope you like it! – - – Our Namibia tours usually fill up years in advance, so we decided to add an extra one for 2017 and 2018. Those tours will be led by one of the finest landscape photographers here on 500px and beyond: Ryan Dyar. Ryan is not only a great guy to travel with, he is also a post-processing wizard, and he will show you a bunch of tricks to get the most out of your images. If you want to visit Namibia, look no further. We were the world’s first company to offer photography tours to Namibia, and there is no better organized Namibia tour out there. Also, we are still the only company that offers microlight flights over the famous Namibian sand dunes, which happens to be the best way to do aerial photography, and by far the most fun. We end the tour with a few days of serious safari in one of the best and most productive wildlife areas in Namibia – better than Etosha! If you’re interested in joining Ryan to Namibia, please check out our website for more information, images, video clips, and a very detailed tour PDF: www.squiver.com Hope to see you there! Marsel WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER ©2016 Marsel van Oosten, All Rights Reserved. This image is not available for use on websites, blogs or other media without the explicit written permission of the photographer.
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