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Sweet Desert Rain by MorkelErasmus Sweet Desert Rain by MorkelErasmus
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This is NOT an HDR image...one exposure, yet 7 images stitched together for a high-res panorama.

A panorama of the ancient Fish River Canyon in Namibia, Africa. This is the second largest canyon in the world next to the Grand Canyon. This shot is composed of 7 vertically (portrait) framed images taken handheld.

You can hike a 6-day hike through the canyon, which is what we did...this photo was taken at the start of our hike before the descent. It was an uncharacteristically overcast day, with light rain drizzling down sporadically. You could almost hear the parched desert soil scream for joy at the coming moisture.

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CaptainMorgan101 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the few pictures that I've ever seen that is able to convey even a smidgen of the sheer size of the canyon. Well done! 
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Ghislaine-L Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superbe!!
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D thanx
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ParomaC Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're amazing.
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
:)
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djohn9 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice panorama and the color and detail really catch the eye. I'll have to add this place to my bucket list.
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you - it's a wonderful place. do the hike if you can - gruelling but rewarding!
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archidictus Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Wow! :-)
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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broshsara Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Stunning!!!
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
:D:D
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Ketike Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
it's fantactic! like it!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
appreciate it!
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silverfernn Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
dramatic! like galore! :boogie:
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you! :D
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imba1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Great work! :thumbsup::)
Beautiful scenery!
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanx :D:D
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VannaSig Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Well done, this is fantastic! Must collect :)
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
appreciate it...
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Billabonger Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
amazing pic....great work!!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you kindly...
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010   General Artist
featured in my latest journal :) [link]
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks!!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010   General Artist
welcome!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010   General Artist
fantastic detail and view!
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks Dan...
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010   General Artist
welcome!
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j0s2m21 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
What a wonderful angle, most people go right up to the bend and shoot the bend. I have never seen a shot from this angle. Way to think outside of the box :-)
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks for that!
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ArtSpawnGr Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
amazing landscape and great Panorama. The colors of the canyon and Sky give the impression that the image is in HDR.
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks - I think it's due to the dappled light and colours it brought out of the rocks...this is one exposure :)
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Rai-kaeda Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely shot :) its an amazing photo
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you kindly!
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robsouthey Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
a spectacular sight and super work in stitching it all together!
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks Rob!
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