Wildlife in Namib desert in Namibia

posted on 1st of april, 2011

A recent trip took me to Swakopmund on the coast of Namibia for a week of work. At the end of our last day a group was able to visit the Namib Desert on an eco-focused tour in the form of a custom 4 hour trip. The thing that became apparent is how "lucky" you can be when you are with experienced people who really know the terrain. Our guide had over 20yrs experience and it was great as when you are guided you -

1. Don't get lost
2. See much more than you otherwise would
3. Can get around with much less impact on the environment than if you do it by yourself
4. Get to learn much more than with a basic guide book

and much more ...

Oh and in this case you need to go with a registered guide or have your own permit.

There can be disadvantages to guides giving you the tourist only view...

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Comments (6)

Posted by Bevanward on April 10, 2011
Thanks for the comments everyone ...
Posted by Annemario on April 02, 2011
Amazing pictures in your portfolio! Namibia is definitely an interesting place to explore..
Posted by Joe1971 on April 02, 2011
It is very nice!!!

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Brisbane city at night ...

posted on 23rd of april, 2011

I had a sleepless night a few weeks back in Brisbane and as the family was away I was able to check out a few spots I'd been wanting to visit in the city center for night shots with river reflections. It turned out surprisingly successful, especially given the amount of traffic on the river on Friday night with party boats going up and down with all their garish lights - great for light trails.

I found a couple of look outs that created good places to shoot from and others under the Story Bridge itself.

The settings I ended up using was - 30secs, ISO 200 and f9 seemed to give the best results. I found doing a bracket a stop apart was most efficient as then you don't have to wait for each image to write to the card - this was significant as a lot was happening in each 30sec period and waiting for...

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Posted by Bevanward on April 24, 2011
Thanks for all the nice comments - oh and Rosedarc it is definitely Story Bridge thanks for pointing that out!
Posted by Rosedarc on April 24, 2011
Very nice shots. Isn't i the Story Bridge rather than the Storey Bridge though? (in any case you might want to put both words in your keywords)
Posted by Scottysally2 on April 24, 2011
Beautiful shots. :)

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I moved to Adelaide, Australia in 1978 from Auckland, New Zealand, as a child. Raised in Townsville, North Queensland, I left home to work in Central Australia where I first became interested in photography as a field geologist. From there I took a role in Johannesburg, South Africa, returned to Australia to marry, moved to Santiago, spent five years there in the capital of Chile and since have moved back to Brisbane, Australia where I am now based. I live with my wife of eight years and our three year old son. I have spent the past 10 years travelling all over the world and as part of my trav... [Read more]

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