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Brendon’s News from the Namibia Landscapes & Wildlife Photo Tour …

We left Windhoek after breakfast on the first morning of our trip and after a pleasant drive we arrived at Keetmanshoop in time for lunch.

Before long we were ready to visit the famous Quiver Tree Forest for our first real shoot on this trip. The light was beautiful, and the trees are all budding, creating something extra special to photograph. The sunset was truly amazing, and with the unique Quiver Trees in the foreground the scene was set to start a collection of awesome photos. The rock formations, green trees, and vivid sky were simply beautiful.

Then after dinner we prepared for our evening shoot.

We returned to the forest and remained there until the early hours of the morning. We used different techniques, aimed our cameras as different angles, and created some fabulous night time shots. Light painting, photos of those unbelievably bright stars hanging just above the trees, it all worked out so well! With no light pollution the sky out here is totally beyond description.

When we woke up in the morning we enjoyed a latish breakfast and then set off for Luderitz. Another picturesque drive saw us arrive at the town in time for lunch.

And then we were off for something different again – a shoot at Kolmanskop – a ghost town in the desert. It is so eerie to walk around and see how the sand dunes do not halt their relentless march on the town and large, beautiful buildings that have stood for more than a hundred years are gradually being engulfed.

The light was magnificent and clear again, and was the best for photography. It has to be a photographers dream to visit here even once to experience and take advantage  the day and night photographic opportunities.

More tomorrow …

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