It’s not often she walks past a pretty plant in Namibia without stopping to take a picture, says Beverley le Grange from Kraaifontein. “We holidayed in Namibia at the Betta campsite. There are quite a few cacti and at sunrise you’ll snap photos with a Mexican feel. The Naukluft Region is known for its beautiful sunsets.” go! Drive & Camp says Beverley’s photo is a good example of a pretty sunset without a sun in the photo. The clouds are golden yellow, and just like with Elsie’s birds of prey, the sisal in the foreground makes the difference. Also, the camera’s flash went off, which means that instead of seeing only the plant’s outlines you can also see some of the detail on the leaves. It would look even better if you balanced the flash’s brightness with the light meter reading of the clouds, but that’s a bit high grade if you don’t want to get stuck in the technical side of things. The plant in the background does divert your gaze, and the photo would look better if you stand to the left and then aim slightly more right to get only the sisal and the clouds in the frame.
Samsung WB30F; 24 mm-10xoptical zoom lens on 17,9 mm; 1/30 of a second; f5,4; ISO 100; with a flash.