Johan Hattingh

Injasuti Valley, Drakensberg, South Africa

During 2010, we decided to go for a hike in the Drakensberg, South Africa, known for it's magistic landscapes thousands of hills and clean nature. We decided to hike in the Injasuti Valley, and sleep over in a cave.

What I wanted to achieve was to capture the warm tones presented by the reddish tones from the grass, caused by the cold winter, as well as Champagne Castle in the background. I also tried to capture the sun star as it dipped below the edge of Champagne Castle, and the light falling on the huge rock on the left hand side.

The shot was achieved through a manual blend of 2 exposures. Did not carry my tripod with me, thus the use of ISO 200.

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© Johan Hattingh

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