Remnants of the past
Deadvlei is a white clay pan located near the more famous salt pan of Sossusvlei, inside the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia. It is a once in a lifetime must see! The remaining skeletons of the trees, which are believed to be about 900 years old, are now black because the intense sun has scorched them.Though not petrified, the wood does not decompose because it is so dry.
A walk in the dessert
During our amazing trip in Namibia we visited Sossusvlei. When you are in the neighbourhood of the salt and clay pan you will be stunned by the massive high red dunes surrounding the location. These dunes on the photograph are situated in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park.
Place Moulin lake is a reservoir lake located in the Valpelline, the lower valley of Bionaz. Bionaz is an Alpine town in the Aosta Valley, North of Italy. During our trekking this location was a lower passage with magnificent autumn colors.
One big step
This photograph was not captured in the wild actually. It was taken in the Elephant Breeding Center at Chitwan National Parc. This breeding center is owned by the government of Nepal. The elephants are used for patrolling (preventing poaching), working in the jungle (where vehicles are not allowed or capable to drive) and mainly for tourism. I have a little bit difficulty by this last item but I was here so that means I am kind of unwillingly supporting it..... This 'small' mammal was born in captivity though I am happily to know a wild bull made this 'little' one's mother Elephant pregnant.
This photograph is a re-edit from the original HDR-picture captured last year. I was not so happy with the colours so I decided to go for black&white. The first edit was made by 5 captures stacked in Photomatix. This one is just a single long-exposure-image, using a ND-filter, postponed in Photoshop. The Zeila got stranded on 25 August 2008 in the early morning hours near "Die Walle", a popular fishing spot about 14km south of Henties Bay, skeleton Coast, Namibia. This fishing trawler, that was sold as scrap metal to an Indian company by Hangana Fishing of Walvis Bay, got stranded after it came loose from its towing line while on its way to Bombay, India shortly after it left Walvis Bay.
North Sea timber
This photograph was captured in Sint-Idesbald - Koksijde, Belgium during a warm and colourful sunset. It is a long exposure of 40” using a ND-filter. Since long I wanted to create this kind of picture at my hometown. Finally I succeeded! :-)
Mieke Hill Exposing
Mieke Hill is a monument at the beach of Koksijde - Sint - Idesbald, Belgium. Just fascinating Koksijde.... (this picture was not edited)
The mother-fox... I was so happy to see her! She welcomed me with a nice kiss :-) ;-) .
Before the Himalaya II
Nepal triggered my travellers-sense... The landscapes are magnificent!
This is a re-edit of a thirty second long exposure from a desolated place near Sesriem, Namibia. The nightsky was amazing there!!!