Etosha Pan – a salt pan which lies like a vast silver sea at the heart of Namibia’s premier wildlife reserve – is hard to describe. Shimmering, lifeless, it stretches out to the horizon and reaches into the sky – until suddenly you see a troop of oryx plodding silently across it, way off in the distance, or an island rising out of the motionless ocean.

The four images here focus on the pan itself, not on the wildlife; I hope with the black and white rendering to communicate some sense of the immensity, the desolation, and the spiritual beauty of one of our planet’s true wilderness spaces.

I will be making art quality prints available for sale, for anyone who might be interested. Just leave a comment, and I’ll get back to you.

 

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Posted by Glen Fisher

Writer, photographer. Education and skills consultant.

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  1. b/w – my favs, and so well done. Thank you.

    Now that I have a decent camera, I can go back to experimenting with my polarizer and red filters, in b/w mode.

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    1. Thanks Mark. Glad you like ’em. Made four prints of these today – 3 in 8.5 x 11 and a larger one, 11 x 16. Came out pretty nicely. Now, you’re no photographic slouch yourself, so I look forward to some of the images from your ‘decent’ camera 🙂

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    2. PS – I shoot in RAW, and do the B&W conversion in Lightroom. Does your new camera have RAW capabilities?

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