This is a scene from the state of Free State in South Africa, right north of Lesotho. A fascinating partly barren landscape. I wonder how this scene would look like during the summer in the southern hemisphere. It was taken right outside the town of Foriesburg along the road R711.
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holmertz (59118) 2016-12-15 7:45
Jag trodde först att detta var någonstans i Arizona eller Nevada, men Sydafrika har också torra, ödsliga trakter med märkvärdiga klippor. Den svarta vägen med vita och gula linjer ger ett otroligt djup åt bilden, dessutom på ett slående vackert sätt. Det var ju ingen rusningstrafik direkt, så du gjorde bra som väntade tills en av de fåtaliga bilarna kom nära dig.
CamCam (515) 2016-12-15 7:47
Impressive landscape, I like the rocks that are speacking of ancient glaciers... The car gives the sense of depth & of proportion.
ikeharel (78289) 2016-12-15 7:57
View to the length of the road, took me to the mountain with its special rock-formation on right vs. the cliff and ridge on the far right.
The lone car gave a good sense of motion to the scene.
Superb depth, clarity and light on a bright day.
My best regards,
gervaso (16681) 2016-12-15 8:03
The perspective is very nice, with the road leading our eyes to the beautiful background of the image, with these interesting mountains! Excellent light and colors, and the sharpness is also perfect! Wonderful composition!
lousat (97569) 2016-12-15 8:46
Hi Erling,in effect i thought to a pic taken in Arizona as Gert wrote. Fantastic view very rich and very large,the sharpness of the large version is absolutely amazing! Have a nice evening and thanks,LUCIANO
Noel_Byrne (33628) 2016-12-15 9:24
It is an amazing landscape and your placement of the road into the view on this diagonal makes the view so deep. This is a roast I would really love to drive
cornejo (46754) 2016-12-15 9:50
Hello Erling, very good view of this interesting and infinite road with a desertic landscape, very well composed and captured in this good and beautiful photograph. An interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Very good and beautiful work perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thank you for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy weekend.
All the best from the south of Spain.
batalay (40385) 2016-12-15 18:16
Initially from the monumental rock formation I thought this was in the US. But it seemed strange that an automobile would be driving on the left-side of the road. It must have been an exciting trip.
jemaflor (103099) 2016-12-15 22:56
Impressive road through this landscape,well taken, good detail with the moving car, tfs.
Tue (43432) 2016-12-16 3:00
What a magnificent photo and the perspective along the long road running over the small hills takes us so well further into the beautiful landscape. The colours are very appealing and vivid and it's nice that you included the car in the foreground.
BennyV (20483) 2016-12-16 7:49
A great road to travel. It reminds me of the USA, in fact at first I thought this was from a trip in the US. I like the yellow line in this pov. Good timing on the moving van too!
Silvio1953 (152947) 2016-12-16 9:19
Ciao Erling, great view of fantastic place, wonderful colors, excellent perspective, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Cricri (125832) 2016-12-16 10:32
Fantastique perspective de la route vers les rochers, ( ce qui me fait penser a la longue route vers Monument Valley ) un paysage moins fort dans les couleurs, très belle présentation
npecanhuk (78535) 2016-12-18 17:50
Truly interesting and attractive landscape!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
COSTANTINO (69636) 2016-12-19 13:15
Hello dear Erling and have a nice time
and a happy new day
excellent chosen point of view
showing a scenery from the state
of Free State in South Africa
photo with great lightness and sharpness
this car gives the sense of movement
emka (106722) 2016-12-19 15:12
magnificent picture. And fantastic sharpness even in this size. One can scroll up and down or from left to right and see many lovely details. great depth, we feel the vastness of landscape. I like these golden grasses in fg. To go by this highway is a wonderful experience.
Kind regrad s Malgo
ktanska (29265) 2016-12-20 9:42
Fantastic landscape and strong perspective along that straight highway. You can't avoid thinking about Monument Valley of USA. Even reddish tones of dry hay fit to that image.
PiotrF (22898) 2017-01-08 13:23
Amazing view of the road, great perspective.
Beautiful mountain in background with original rock formation.
Wonderful colors and good sharpness. Informative notes
Thank you for your comment.
iainsp (3298) 2017-01-15 3:20
This is an iconic Free State shot - if anything, to further enhance the wide=open spaces and big sky that is so much a feature of that part of South Africa, I might be tempted to crop out some of the bottom of the frame to further emphasise the panoramic nature of the work. Recently, I have been filling up my S Africa map - with the Free State still blank - you have put me off filling in that section, I don't think I have a shot as good as this one of yours. Nice work, Iain.