<< Previous Next >>

Colours of Swakopmund

Colours of Swakopmund
Photo Information
Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-30
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 18-50 3.5-5.6 DC, ScanDisk UltraII 8GB, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/16, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: My Africa adventure
Date Submitted: 2010-03-18 10:05
Viewed: 3754
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Colours of Swakopmund

Swakopmund is one of the larger cities in Namibia. In this city you will find the German influence on every street corner, like these colorful house. It was a perspective nightmare, but well worthy to give it a try for TL.

Your opinion please.....

PP work, shot in Raw, converted to jpeg and adjusted levels and curves. Used perspective crop to try to level the horizontal and vertical lines (did I succeed?). Resized and sharpened, add frame.

shelbeesmom, mvdisco has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekLens members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekLens members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

The clarity here is marvelous Hans! Very vibrant! Super blue skies, F16 worked very well for you here. I love the little cross on the roof. B-)

  • Great 
  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2010-03-18 10:29]

Hello Hans,
It is effectively a surprise ! These colors are so "scandinavians" ! I like your choice of the POV for a strong perspective with the rythm of the succession of colors.
Kind regards

It seemed to be mostly foggy and freezing cold when we were there Hans, only got a few hours sun in four days in Swakopmund - but as you say a fascinating germanic town. You've got the colours really nicely here, can see you've had fun with the perspective tool too but it looks great..

Nice shot from the weirdest town in Africa...


The sandboarding was great fun - and would you believe it we've never done it in seven years in Dubai... Doh....

Very nice - the clean colours and tones and the simple composition works for me here - and the angular challenges of verticals, horizontals, and perspectives all seem natural and well aligned, so I guess you've done your job well.
It would be interesting to see the unedited original (in WS maybe?) to know how much it had to be changed!

Bonjour Hans

Très jolie photo avec une architecture et une décoration très "léchée" que je n'aurais absolument pas soupçonné en Namibie!!!
Belles couleurs et superbe lumière!!
Bravo et merci pour le partage!!

Hallo Hans,

De huizen staan strak in de verf, de horizontale en verticale lijnen zijn erg netjes recht getrokken.
Een kleurrijk geheel, mooie foto.

Groeten Mark

  • Great 
  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-03-18 13:17]

Hi Hans,
Fantastic colors of these houses and a pleasant POV!
Nice play with shadows!
Excellent exposure management!
I like this simple, yet artistic composition.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

  • Great 
  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2010-03-18 13:38]

To be hounest I see some more british colonial style here like in the hillstations in Malaysia or India,specialy the roofs.
The quality of the picture and saturation is good,thes kind of settings is a nightmare to get into balance.


Bonjour Hans
Quelle jolie village aux couleurs très accueillante.
Belle capture et belle définition.

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-03-19 0:11]

Very nice colors in this excellent compo !
Superb clear shot.


Hi Hans,
Beautiful architecture and lovely house,
great colors and light,
Excellent POV. and details..
beautiful colored place...
very well done.

Calibration Check