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CameraCANON, Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Focal length24 mm


Exposure ISO 200 - (1/1250) at f/8

Category2015 - Contest sponsored by Zeiss

Date posted2015-12-17

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photosphere42 - 12-17-15 4:53 PM
outta sight! Wonderful.
sidaths - 12-17-15 12:58 PM
Returning from our hike to the top of 2nd highest waterfall in the world in South Africa, the clouds that dogged us the whole day began to melt away.

It was a long climb up to the top of Tugela Falls in the Drakensburg Mountains close to the border between Lesotho and South Africa. We had enjoyed the views every time the fog and mist cleared away but these moments were far too rare and it was only midway through our walk back that we started seeing blue sky.

The wait was worth it though! There were several layers of craggy mountains in the foreground and a towering wall of mountains at far horizon as well. In between them there were hills, meadows and a river glistening in the sunlight. Amidst these features fog, mist and cloud roiled, tossed in dancing spirals by winds swirling around in different directions at different distances from us.

Much of what we do as landscape photographers is witness grand spectacles that happen all the time in quiet and untravelled parts of our world. Spectacles that nobody sees but us in the moment and the people who see the images we make.