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Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Fiery Monolith - Part 3 of the Namibia Workshop Recce

Towards the west of Namibia's Kalahari, in the region that settles itself as the Nama Karoo but is spitting distance from the Skeleton Coast, is the Spitzkoppe. Rising some 600m from the flattest of landscapes, this incredible engorging of orange colored granite is like a giant beacon visible from dozens of miles away. It's immense folds of rock contort and wave around the pinnacle that is the Spitzkoppe itself, creating a Mountain that would not be out of place in a Martian Landscape. Meanwhile the heat of the desert bakes the rock face so that moving over it is like walking across a massive stove top, searing your body if you dare to spend too long in the sun.

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  1. Lovely piece and photos on Spitzkoppe! I really enjoy your blog posts! Checking your blog for updates twice a week. :)

    I probably sound like a grumpy old man now, but I get nauseas when reading the small white font on the black background. At the end of the article the text seems to swim over the screen. Maybe a change in font or size will fix it?

  2. Fair comment. I've tried a different font (Trebuchet) on the Nikon Df article. I can also give a slightly different font colour (grey sometimes works better than white). Another option is to subscribe to the Limephoto blog and the articles get sent to your email as balck on white text.

    Thanks for commenting and for reading the posts :)