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On my first visit to Kolmanskop in 2011 I failed completely to get a single photo I liked. It was extremely hot and I thought that my 18mm lens would be ideal to capture the details of the interiors. Prior to my visit in March 2012 I studied lots of other photographer's work from the location and realised my main mistake was the wide angle lens. When I got there in 2012 with a workshop client we were blessed with an icy cold misty morning that made it much more bearable to crawl around the sand filled buildings. We got so lost in shooting all the textures, lines and colors that once we started getting tired we realised we had been shooting for 4 hours non-stop!

I got this specific shot as the sun came and went through the mist, momentarily casting these soft light beams through the slats in a broken roof.

5D II, 24-70mm

Kolmanskop Ghost Town, Namibia

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