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Subject: Re: A Few Shots From South Africa
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-hh<> wrote:
> On Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 2:38:24 AM UTC-5, Savageduck wrote:
>> android<here@there.was> wrote:
>>> On 2018-02-28 07:05:05 +0000, Savageduck said:
>>>> android<here@there.was> wrote:
>>>>> On 2018-02-28 04:49:03 +0000, Savageduck said:
>>>>>> m-m<nospam-m@nym.ore> wrote:
>>>>>>> In article<>,
>>>>>>> RichA<> wrote:
>>>>>>>> On Friday, 23 February 2018 13:07:20 UTC-5, Savageduck  wrote:
>>>>>>>> I like the shots, the colour is well-saturated.  In my opinion, my favorite
>>>>>>>> is the boats and hillside shot because the hillside and boats kind of fuse to
>>>>>>>> make one geometric triangle that dominates the shot.
>>>>>>> Yes but the boats all have a blue hue from the sea and sky reflections,
>>>>>>> if I'm referring to the same one as you:
>>>>>>> <>
>>>>>>> Surely this can be corrected post-processing
>>>>>> I have to agree, the boats do seem to be a bit too blue. As I have said
>>>>>> elsewhere in the thread, I am still on the road in South Africa, and I
>>>>>> pretty much posted quick edits using my iPad. That said, here is another
>>>>>> rendition with a selective temp adjustment to the boats.
>>>>>> <>
>>>>> You haven't got that vacation thing down right!
>>>>> <>
>>>> Not exactly. ;-)
>>>> With 10 hours difference between California, and Cape Town, I find myself
>>>> awake at odd times. So what is a guy with a camera, and WiFi connection to
>>>> do?
>>> Cruse? Geting that Southern Cross on file? I've got to understand that 
>>> the opportunities for astro are amazing in southern Africa. :-))
>> The place to go to get the best, clear night Southern sky shots would be
>> about 150 miles ( 242km) North of Cape Town at Sutherland. That is also
>> where SALT, the South African Large Telescope (the largest in the Southern
>> hemisphere), and the South African Astronomical Observatory are located.
>> <>
> There's also a lot of darkness up in nearby Namibia too...

Yup! Namibia would be a good option for astrophotography, and other
photo-ops such as wildlife, landscapes, and some interesting old mining
ghost towns in the diamond fields of the Skeleton Coast.

The last time I visited Namibia was in 1983, and there have been
considerable changes since then, but it doesn’t take much to find yourself
in the wilderness.