Dune 45, Sossusvlei, Namibia

DECEMBER 2006 – A hiker walks along the ridge of the giant Dune 45 at the Sossusvlei area in Namibia. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

Here’s an awesome photo from our 2006 trip to Namibia: Petra walks along the ridge of the giant Dune 45 at the Sossusvlei National Park.

It’s easy to see why this photo excites me so much: Just two colors dominate the image – blue and beige, inviting for placement of copy (if needed). The hiker walks exactly in the sweet spot of the image. And the ridge has formed a gentle wave. And I have not cropped off a singl epixel of the image! How cool is that?!

Then again, it was not cool that morning but rather beginning to be very hot. If you are considering to walk up one of the giant dunes at Sossusvlei, please get there early in the morning and avoid the hot noon and afternoon!


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time06-DEC-2006, 10:33
LocationSossusvlei, Sesriem, Namibia
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
ISO200
Exposure1/200 sec at f/22
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3328 x 4992 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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