DECEMBER 2006 – A dead tree stands next to a green tree in front of the giant dunes of the Sossusvlei area in Namibia. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
One might shrug and say: “This is just a photo of dead tree.” Factually, this is true.
Still, this photo is still quite special, if not unique, because it takes a lot of effort to get to the photo location. First, you have to fly to Windhoek in Namibia. Then you have to travel (usually by car) to Sesriem which is quite far away from Windhoek. Then enter the national park and drive all the way to its end (about 70 kilometers). And then you have to use the shuttle service offered by the locals to drive another 3 kilometers or so. And find the tree. 🙂
A lot of effort for just 1/160 seconds exposure time, eh?
But I think it’s worth it. Totally. The combination of living and dead tree in front of the giant orange dunes under a bright blue sky is unusual and highly attractive (at least, to me.)
The high resolution image
|Capture Date & Time||06-DEC-2006, 10:33|
|Location||Sossusvlei, Sesriem, Namibia|
|Camera||Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II|
|Lens||Canon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM|
|Exposure||1/160 sec at f/22|
|Digital Image Source Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4992 x 3328 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|