Monday, August 03, 2009

sunrise Namib Naukluft Park

These are mountains in sunrise light photographed in Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia.
I captured this at 06:15 or so in the morning just after leaving the Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa.
Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa is located 21 km from Sesriem the entrance gate to the Namib Naukluft Park and Sossusvlei.
Sesriem/Sossusvlei region
Itinerary selfdrive that can be viewed on the map:
Stage 2 Rehoboth-Sesriem
Stage 3 Sesriem-Solitaire
Stage 4 Solitaire-Swakopmund
So this is captured at the beginning of Stage 3 Sesriem-Solitaire. More detailed: Le Mirage-Sesriem-Sossusvlei-Dead vlei-Sesriem-Solitaire.

I applied a new Photoshop sharpening technique here. At least for me. It's the Smart sharpening command explained by Deke McClelland. Video link.
Normally I do the sharpening either in Adobe Camera Raw or within Photoshop using the Unsharp mask command situated just below the above mentioned Smart sharpening command within the Photoshop CS4's Filter menu.

The other corrections were done in Adobe Camera raw within Lightroom and Photoshop CS4. Notice that sky was blurred through Gaussian blur.
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