Saturday, 18 February 2012

From Weppener to Bethulie...

At 671, 738, 769 & 783km's...

We left Weppener after a picnic on the lawn of the Dutch Reformed Church and looked forward to the last leg of our journey to Bethulie. The areas we drove through were quite remote with few things to see except windmills dotted all over the landscape.

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Just before Bethulie we crossed the Slyk river and in the distance we could just see the tip of the symmetrical hill that was the 'star' of my previous post. It was also one of the few 'green' areas that we had seen with the landscape up to now  mostly just yellow grass fields...

I hope these images give a bit of the feeling of desolation and the heat of a hot summers day. To achieve this  'feel' I desaturated the images more than usual, increased the blacks and removed some blue from the sky. I used mostly Adobe Lightroom 3 for these actions with a few minor tweaks in Photoshop...

regards, Ivan...